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Obituaries from The Pendleton Times

April 21, 2011

Iva M. Harper, 90

Iva M. Harper, 90, of Franklin died on Monday, April 11, 2011, at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Clem Hoover and Mary Jane Rexrode Hoover.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Wilton Max Harper, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1973.

Her special caregivers were a granddaughter, Jane Ann Malcolm, and a great-granddaughter, Ashley, Firor.

Surviving are Juanita Richards and husband, Stuart of Franklin; two sons, Wilson Max Harper, Jr. and wife, Edie, and Charles Harper and wife, Anita, all of Franklin; one sister, Bonnie Wimer and husband, Bill of Franklin; eight grandchildren, Jane Ann Malcolm, Melinda Hammer, Chris Harper, Tammy Rowe, Jeff Richards, Latisha McDaniel, Abby Hutchinson and Amber Dunn; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Irma Harper; two brothers, Harry Hoover and Leo Hoover; and two sisters, Betty Harper and Shirley Joseph.

Funeral services were held Friday at the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. Burial was at the Harper Cemetery near Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 966, Franklin, WV 26807 or Upper Tract Rescue Squad, PO Box 42, Upper Tract, WV 26866.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Randolph “Duke” Minor

Randolph Philip “Duke” Minor, 59, of Sugar Grove and formerly of Petersburg died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born in Harrisonburg, VA, on Jan. 4, 1952, he was the son of the late Randolph Minor and the late Bertha Alice Beckwith Minor Redman.

Mr. Minor had worked at Adell Polymers and Hanover Shoe Company. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Petersburg, and attended Petersburg High School.

His wife of 28 years, Jamie Louise Hall, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jacquelyn Marie Hall and Misty Blu Chacaton Minor Harvey, both of Sugar Grove; four sons, Roger Major Jones and Douglass Ott Cicero Minor, both of Lisbon, OH, Randolph Phillip Clabe Minor of Martinsburg and Aaron Edward Webker of Jumping Branch; one sister, Darla Regina White of Petersburg; one brother, Lawrence Deon Redman of Petersburg; and 15 grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted Friday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev Calvin

Redman officiating. Interment was a Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the family at HC 74, Box 41, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Brenda Bennett, 41

Brenda Lynn Bennett, 41, of Montrose died Friday, April 8, 2011, at Nella’s Nursing Home, Crystal Springs.

Born Oct. 18, 1969, in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of Gertrude Mowery Bennett of Union Bridge, MD, and the late John Paul Bennett.

Ms. Bennett was a homemaker and mother. She attended Randolph County Schools.

Also surviving are her companion, Rocky Arbogast of Montrose; two sons, Derek and Brett Arbogast, both of Montrose; two step-sons, Benjamin Lee Arbogast of Kerns and Rocky D. Arbogast, Jr., of Beverly; one stepdaughter, Melody Sue Hensley of Elkins; four sisters, Judy Bennett of Hagerstown, MD, Betty Turley of Middleton, MD, Katherine Bennett of Hunters Town, PA, and Sharon Bennett of Elkins; three brothers, Estel Paul Bennett of Elkins, Walter Bennett of Union Bridge and Dennis Bennett of Frederick, MD; and eight stepgrandchildren, Leah and Cheyenne Hensley, Hunter Lee Hinkle, Danion, Rocky D. III, Alex, Nina Rose and Benjamin Andrew Jacob Arbogast.

A funeral service was conducted April 14 at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Greg Adamson officiating. Interment was Bennett Family Cemetery, Onego.

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Cathern “Helen” Wooddell

Cathern “Helen” Wooddell, 86, of Seneca Rocks died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

She was born May 12, 1924, at Onego and was the daughter of the late John Wooddell and Jane Hedrick Wooddell.

She had worked at the poultry plant in Hinton, VA, Hanover Shoe Company and Thompson’s Motel and was a member of Brushy Run Mennonite Church.

She had three sisters, Gladys Wooddell, Elizabeth Wooddell and Charlotte Long.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Brushy Run Mennonite Church at Onego with the Brushy Run Mennonite Ministry officiating. Burial was at Vance Cemetery at Onego.

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Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Delores B. Maus, 80

Delores B. Maus, 80, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, died April 12, 2011, at Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, VA, where she had been a resident for several weeks.

Mrs. Maus was born April 1, 1931, in Brandywine and was the daughter of the late Willie and Flossie Nesselrodt Bolton.

She graduated from Linville-Edom High School in 1949. She volunteered at Mount Clinton Elementary School and was a homemaker. She also worked as a switchboard operator at James Madison University, Shenandoah Valley Electric and Rockingham Memorial Hospital until 2002. She was a member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren, where she had served as secretary/treasurer of the church and had been an active member as long as her health allowed.

On Aug 30, 1951, she married George “Vic” Maus, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Vicky Lynn Rittenhouse and husband, Jon of Harrisonburg, VA; three brothers, Randy Bolton and wife, Margaret of Harrisonburg, VA, Gail Bolton and wife, Linda of Verona, VA, and Darrell Bolton and wife, Pat of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Thelma Reich and husband, Jack of Florida and Roberta Cline of Harrisonburg, VA; and two grandsons, Daniel Rittenhouse and Matthew Rittenhouse.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Nathan Bolton.

The Rev. Walt Crull conducted a graveside service Friday at Greenmount Cemetery.

The body was cremated.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements were under the direction of the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA.

Beverly G. (Alt) Bowers

Beverly G. (Alt) Bowers, 74, Petersburg died Monday, April 18, 2011.

She was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Petersburg and was a daughter of the late Victor Clyde Alt and Joy Bell (Alt) Alt.

Mrs. Bowers graduated from Petersburg High School in 1954. She retired from the Grant Memorial Hospital after 25 years. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Franklin Chapter #148 and transferred her membership to the Petersburg-Chapter #146. She was a member of the Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Carl M. Bowers, preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2002.

Surviving are one son, Mark E. Bowers and wife, Debbie of Harrisonburg, VA; one daughter, Terri L. Davis of Brandenburg, KY; three grandchildren, John Bowers of Arlington, VA, Robbie Davis and wife, Tabitha of Princeton, KY, and Amy Davis of Brandenburg, KY; one sister; Betty Jo Calhoun of Petersburg; and one brother: Forest “Buck” Alt of Petersburg.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Thomas P. Bowers on Feb. 14, 2007; three brothers, Victor Ralph Alt, Clifton “Kip” Alt and Stanley Edwin Alt; and one sister, Mary Susan Bergdoll.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Gary Phillips and Rev. Greg Rotruck officiating. Interment will follow in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Family received friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The Eastern Star conducted services Wednesday 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church, PO Box 644, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Landes Ruritan, HC 32, Box 177, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Robert Conlogue, 68

Robert L. Conlogue, 68, died peacefully Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his home in Palermo, ME.

He was born in Portland, ME, on Nov. 23, 1942, to Bernard L. Conlogue and Fran (Gerrish) Haskell.

Mr Conlogue was a 1960 graduate of Houlton High School and served honorably in the Navy.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and sharing his love and stories of the outdoors with his grandchildren, who call him “Bampa.” Many friends referred to him as “Delta Bob: because of the five years he spent driving a wheelchair van for Delta Ambulance.

He dedicated 30 years to Scott Paper as a hydro switchboard operator. He enjoyed spending many hours researching his family tree, which included a trip to Ireland with his wife and some of the children. While there, he was told he had no need to kiss the Blarney Stone, as he already had the gift of gab. He talked his way around Ireland and much of the United States, including Alaska and most recently Montana and Utah.

He married Dorothy Burke, who survives, in October 1965 in Hartford, CT. They enjoyed their path through life together for 45 years.

Also surviving are four children, Jeffrey Conlogue and wife, Stacey, and their four children, Brenden, Aly, Haylee and Daniel of Franklin, Laura Frost and her two children, Brooke and Tyler of Monmouth, ME, Matthew Conlogue, his girlfriend, Michael Macleod, and three children, Bridget, Dominic and Robbie of Palermo, ME, and Jennifer Philbrick, her husband, Christopher, and their three children, Aaron, Kristian and James of Unity; four sisters, Judy Gilbert and companion, Bill Munson, and Kathy Archer, all of Palermo, ME, and Jane Riggs and husband, David of Readfield, ME, and Pat Dyer and husband, Donny of Albion, ME; two greatgrandchildren,

Jason and Max McKenlogue; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law through marriage; and his close friends, David and Shirley Bagley of Albion, ME, who he spent much time with at the Bagley camp at Moosehood.

A celebration of is life was held Tuesday at the Palermo Christian Church, Palermo, ME, with Pastor Ed Hatch officiating.

Memorials may be made to The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, Attn: Development Department, 93 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901.

Condolences may be sent to Direct Cremation of Maine at

Joy E. Hartman, 72

Joy E. Hartman, 72, of Upper Tract died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

She was born Dec. 11, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Isaac Marshall Vandevander and Hazel Elizabeth Miller Vandevander.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Otis Selmon

Otis Selmon, 102, of Cherry Grove died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

He was born March 31, 1909, in Calhoun County and was the son of the late Monroe and Hettie Selmon.

Mr. Selmon retired from the West Virginia State Road Commission. Along with his late wife, Alice, he operated a farm in Cherry Grove. He also worked at various jobs in Ohio and Virginia and served as Franklin town police officer in the late 1950's. He was a member of the North Fork Church of the Brethren.

His wife of 54 years, Alice K. Selmon, preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2011.

Surviving are one stepson, Don A. Mauzy of Lavon, TX; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

John W. Deavers, 86

John Wesley Deavers, 86, of Boonsboro, MD, died on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown, MD.

Born on May 9, 1924, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Maude (Rockwell) Deavers and Walter A. Deavers.

Mr. Deavers graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1942 and worked after graduation for the Western Maryland Railroad. He began his career in banking with the Grant County Bank in Petersburg and in 1953 joined The Boonsboro Bank. He retired from Hagerstown Trust Company in 1985 and worked as a local real estate agent. He was a member of the Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, MD.

His wife of 59 years, Lenora (Harman) Deavers, formerly of Rough Run, preceded him in death on Feb.11, 2007.

Surviving are a daughter Connie D. Giles and husband, Roger of Williamsport, MD: three grandchildren, Barrett W. Giles and his wife, Erica, Benjamin R. Giles and Calla B. Giles, all of Charlotte, NC; a twin brother, James Franklin Deavers and wife, Helen of Hagerstown, MD; a sister, Pauline D. Jennings of Allentown, PA; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brothers, William Deavers; and one sister, Virginia Deavers.

He was the son-in-law of the late O.G. Harman, formerly of Rough Run.

A funeral service was held Thursday at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert G. Brennan, Jr.

Officiating. Interment was Friday in Kline Cemetery, Kline, with the Rev. Richard Longbon officiating.

Memorial contributions in his name will be received by Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 South Main Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713 or by the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro, MD.