Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 1 May 2003

Barbara E. Kimble

Barbara Elizabeth Nazelrodt Kimble, 39, of Petersburg, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. 

Mrs. Kimble was born Feb. 12, 1964, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was a daughter of the late Gillispie V. "Pete" Nazelrodt and Margie Lee Whetzel Nazelrodt. 

She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1983.  She was a nurse's aide at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin for 14 years, and was a former employee at Advantage Foods in Petersburg. 

She is survived by her husband, John F. Kimble; a daughter, Danielle Kimble of Petersburg; a sister, Susan VanMeter of Upper Tract; a nephew, Tommy Whetzel; a niece, Jeannie Whetzel of Harrisonburg, VA; and a great-nephew, Danny VanMeter of Woodfield, OH.

The Rev. Gregory A. Rotruck conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was in the Whetzel family cemetery in Dumpling Run. . 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Susan VanMeter, PO Box 37, Upper Tract, WV  26866.

Virginia Dare Mason, 88

Virginia Dare Proudfoot Mason, 88, of Clarksburg, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. 

Mrs. Mason was born June 25, 1914, in Barbour County and was a daughter of the late Floyd H. and Ivy Williams Proudfoot. 

She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper  for Mason Machine Shop for many years.  She was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.  She was  a former member of the Quota Club International of Clarksburg, the Clarksburg Women's Club and Antique Automobile Club.  She was also a charter member of the Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association.    

On Jan. 16, 1935, she married Kenneth Wayne Mason, who preceded her in death July 13, 1972. 

She is survived by a son , Keith Mason of Clarksburg; a sister; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by two sisters. 

A private graveside service was held 10 a.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin. 

Arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. 

William M. Flinn, Jr., 58 

William mason "Bill" Flinn, Jr., 58, of Penns Grove, NJ and formerly of Franklin died Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, 2002, in the Memorial Hospital of Salem County. 

Born in Fisher, he was the son of Virginia Raines Flinn and the late William Flinn. 

Mr. Flinn was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in Vietnam.  he was a graduate of Franklin High School. 

In addition to his wife of 37 years, Sharon, he is survived by a sister, Carol Graver of Jamestown, PA; a brother, Larry Flinn of Colonial Heights, VA; five nieces; and five nephews. 

A memorial service will be held May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walnut Street United Methodist Church in Franklin. 

 A covered dish luncheon will be served after the service in the fellowship room. 

Mabel W. Sponaugle

Mabel Warner Bennett Sponaugle, age 92, of Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin, and formerly of Circleville, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the nursing home. 

Mrs. Sponaugle was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Hunting Ground and was a daughter of the late Charlie Warner and Mary Wimer Warner.

She was a seamstress at Franklin Garment Company and a homemaker.  She was a member of North Fork Church of the Brethren and for many years served as superintendent and Sunday school teacher.  She was a member of OES No. 138 and Spruce Knob Home Demonstration club.

In June 1929, she married Jimmie Bennett, who preceded her in death in 1969.  In May 1976, she married George Cortland Sponaugle, who died in 1987.  

She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Simmons, and husband, Vernon Simmons of Franklin; a foster daughter, Nola and husband, Bruce Thomas of Suitland, MD; a daughter-in-law, Barbara S. Bennett of Circleville; a son Merl "Cub" and his wife Barbara Bennett of Circleville; two foster sons, Gene and his wife, Sylva Hornick of Garner, NC, and John and wife, Pat Bryant of Clayton, GA; two sisters, Priscilla Mullenax of Circleville and Ollie Johnston of Bartow; four brothers, Ray Warner of Riverton, Paul Warner of Ohio, Merl "Buck" Warner of Seneca Rocks and Charlie Warner of Circleville; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn R. Bennett, who died Dec. 30, 2002; three brothers, DeWitt Warner, Roy Warner and Arlie Warner; and two grandsons, David Lee Bennett and William Coleman Bennett. 

The Rev. Paul O'Gorek conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton county Rescue Squads. 

Mable Virginia Wolfe, 75

Mable Virginia Wolfe, 75, of Moorefield, died Feb. 15, 2003. 

Mrs. Wolfe was born Sept. 12, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Clarence Hedrick and Ethel Heavner Hedrick. 

She was a housewife.  

Her husband, Carl W. Wolfe, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Wratchford of Moorefield; two sons, Larry A. Wolfe of Delaware, and Thomas D. Wolfe of Richmond VA; four sisters, Pauline See and Mina Wratchford, both of Moorefield, Nellie Spangler of Ridgely and Betty Simmons of rough Run; a brother George Hedrick of Moorefield; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.   

Ken Miller conducted a memorial service 11 a.m. Monday at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield. 

Ada Virginia Kimble, 95

Ada Virginia Kimble, 95, of Fairmont, and formerly of Petersburg, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont. 

Mrs. Kimble was born Dec. 11, 1907, in Brushy run and was the daughter of the late Enoch S. Riggleman and Minnie Catherine Kesner Riggleman. 

She was a member of the Petersburg Church of God, where she was a church clerk from 1960 to 1979.

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor Ayers of Rivesville, and Carol Sullivan of Aurora, CO; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Bishops Dale Sharp and Wayne DeHart conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the Petersburg Church of God.  Burial was at South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Petersburg Church of God Missions Fund, PO Box 445, Petersburg, WV  26847.

Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg was in charge of the arrangements. 

Elwood L. Shoemaker, 77

Elwood Lee Shoemaker, 77, of Moorefield, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Pendleton County Nursing Home in Franklin. 

 Mr. Shoemaker was born April 26, 1925, in Moorefield and was the son of the late Caudy Lee Shoemaker and Mary Cunningham Shoemaker. 

He was employed at Sions Equipment Company in sales and was a member of Tannery Presbyterian Church. 

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Ann Shoemaker of Timberville, VA; four sons, Kenneth Lee Crites of Waldo, FL, Michael E. Shoemaker of Timberville, VA, Markel Fitzgerald Shoemaker of Mount Solon, VA, and Elwood Lee Cook; a step-son, Richard W. Crites, Moorefield; a sister, Nettie Lou Evans of Moorefield; a half sister, Jean Gaughan of Reading, PA; a brother, Caudy Junior Shoemaker of Moorefield; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Pastor Jimmy Stump conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Monday at the Elmore funeral Home in Moorefield.  Burial followed at the Olivet Cemetery. 

Obituaries are used with the permission of the Pendleton Times.

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