Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

18 June 2009

Mary Finisdore, 80

Mary L. Waggy Finisdore, 80, passed away June 10, 2009.  She was born June 2, 1929, in Sugar Grove and was the daughter of the late Harmon and Ollie Hoover Waggy.

Her husband, Anthony Finisdore, preceded her in death.

She attended Franklin High School, graduating when she was 15, and then attended Radford College in Virginia.  After college, she went to work for the Air Force in Washington, DC.  When she was 20 years old, she and an Air Force colonel were sent to Denver, CO, to set up the worldwide Air Force Finance Center.  From there, she went to Japan where she worked for the Air Force.  There she met her future husband, Anthony, and they were married after returning to the states.  They lived most of their married lives in the Sterling, VA, area with a brief time in Florida.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina Tomlinson and Theresa Miller both of Sterling, VA; one son, Anthony Finisdore of Tampa, FL; one grandson, Anthony Miller of Sterling, VA; two brothers, Arlie Waggy of Goshen, IN, and John Waggy of San Mateo, CA; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Funeral service were held Tuesday at the Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, VA.

Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, VA.

Hester Crites, 71

Hester Clair Crites, 71, of Rig died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at her home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Rig and was the daughter of the late Amby Harper Crites and Mamie Hester (Ayers) Crites.

She retired in 2007 from the Grant County Nursing Home.  She was a caregiver and a member of the Rig Assembly of God Church.

Her husband, Wardney C. Crites, preceded her in death in 1975.

Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Taylor and Debbie Riggleman, both of Rig, and Joyce Davidson, of Moorefield; one step-daughter, Teresa Crites of Fisher; one step-son, Fred Simmons of Chesterfield, VA; five sisters, Rada Strawderman and Wanda Ours, both of Moorefield, Brenda Champ of Petersburg and Barbara Hedrick, both of Petersburg, and Wilma Mann of White Lake, MI; five brothers: Verrlon “Bub” Crites of Dorcas, Wayne H. Crites and Clyde E. Crites of Moorefield, both of Moorefield, Marvin Crites of Petersburg and Allen L. Crites of Franklin; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Rig Assembly of God Church with Pastor Brad Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in the Critestown Cemetery, Rig.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Debbie Riggleman, 365 Riggleman Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836.

Family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rig Assembly of God Church.

Arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Maxine M. McCutchan

Maxine M. McCutchan, 83, of Staunton, VA, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at her home at Gypsy Hill Apartments.

She was born Nov. 26, 1925, at McDowell, VA, a daughter of the late Thomas Brown and Ollie Virginia (Kerlin) Malcom.

On Sept. 28, 1946, she married Eugene Ernest McCutchan, Jr., who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McCutchan was a member of Staunton Church of the Brethren.  Following graduation from McDowell High School and Dunsmore Business College, she was employed for seven years as a legal secretary.  After her husband’s death on Jan. 8, 1965, she returned to Highland County, VA, where she was employed for four years by Highland County School Board and 15 years as a dispatcher with the Highland County Sheriff’s Department.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. McCutchan of Missouri; two granddaughters, Amber Lee (McCutchan) Miller and husband, Jody of Franklin, and her children, Cory, Taylor and Tyler, and Heather Michelle McCutchan of Highland County, VA, and her son, Jacob.

A funeral service was conducted Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, with Pastor Larry Danner officiating.  Burial was in Thornrose Cemetery.

Sylvia Keplinger, 51

Sylvia Jean (Mongold) Keplinger, 51, of Petersburg died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1958, in Petersburg and was the daughter of Edward Russell Mongold of Dorcas and the late Nancy (Ratcliff) Mongold.

She was a member of the Rough Run Church of the Brethren.

Her husband, Elwood G. Keplinger, survives.

Surviving, in addition to her father and husband, are one son, Ray Mongold, Jr. of Moorefield; three daughters, April J. Miller of Seneca Rocks, Crystal Pennington of Petersburg and Rebecca Mongold of Augusta; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Adaline Westfall and Mary Ann Hedrick, both of Petersburg; one brother, Edward Anthony Mongold, serving with US Army in Iraq; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Ray Mongold.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Pastor Randal D. Mongold officiating.  Interment was in Mongold Family Cemetery, Rough Run.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Adeline Westfall, 111 Cedar Manor, Petersburg, WV 26847.

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