Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

12 July 2007

M. Catherine Cook, 83

Mary Catherine Cook, 83, of Maysville died Monday, July 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Landes and was the daughter of the late Okey Kimble and Beulah (Alt) Kimble Reel.

Her family lived in the Smoke Hole area. 

Her husband, James Otis Cook, preceded her in death April 5, 2004.

Mrs. Cook was a homemaker and was formerly active and a member of Mount Hebron United Methodist Church and Lighthouse Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Lambert of Maysville; one son, Roger Cook, of Maysville; three brothers, Marvin "Bud" Kimble of Cabins, Roy Kimble of Bluegrass. VA, and Harlan Kimble of Oldtown, MD; four grandchildren, one step-granddaughter and one step-great- granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Leroy Cook; and by two brothers, Charles Kimble and Richard Kimble.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ann W. Harrison officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to the Grant Memorial Hospice, PO Box 1019, Petersburg, WV  26847.  

The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grant Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Wayne E. Coakley, 57

Wayne E. Coakley, 57, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Coakley was born Nov. 26, 1949, at home in Bridgewater, VA, and was the son of the late Otis Leroy and Mary Cleo Howdyshell Coakley.

He graduated from Turner Ashby High School in 1968 and served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Harrisonburg, VA, and New Market. VA, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Franklin Moose Lodge.

At the time of his death, Mr. Coakley was a real estate agent with Hess & Miller Inc. and was previously an insurance agent with Peoples Life and AllState Insurance companies. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Coakley of Bridgewater, VA, and Greta Gomez of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Doris Houchen of Bridgewater, VA; a brother, Joe Coakley, both of Bridgewater, VA; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

At Mr. Coakley’s request, his body will be cremated and a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.

Lona L. Mallow

Lona Lee Whitecotton Mallow, 77, of Circleville died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at her home.

Mrs. Mallow was born Aug. 16, 1929, in Crab Bottom (High Town) and was a daughter of the late Frank Whitecotton and Alice Fern Nelson Whitecotton.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Farm Woman’s Club.

In 1972, she married Benjamin Franklin Mallow, who preceded her in death June 5, 1992.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Brenda Mallow and Bonnie Mallow, both of Harrisonburg, VA; two sisters, Mary Ellen Puffenberger of Riverton and Fern Julian Fox of Staunton, VA; a brother, Leo Nelson Whitecotton of Swoope, VA;  and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Dale Whitecotton; and two infant sisters.  

Pastor Brad Taylor conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.

Memorial donations may be made to Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 416, Franklin, WV 26807.

Alma L. Mitchell, 88

Alma L. Mitchell, 88, of Sugar Grove, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mrs. Mitchell was born April 21, 1919, in Green Sulfur Springs and was the daughter of the late John M. Hicks and Mary Scherer Hicks.

She was a homemaker and had worked at West Virginia Pulp & Paper in Covington, VA. She was Lutheran by faith.

On Jan. 13, 1947 she married Hubert "Wilson" Mitchell, who preceded her in death April 3, 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Bolton of Mount Crawford, VA, with whom she lived since 1988; and two sons, George Mitchell of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Randy Mitchell of Richmond, VA.

Pastor Eddie Payne conducted a graveside service Wednesday at the Sugar Grove Cemetery. 

Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Kenneth Engle, 89

Kenneth Samuel Engle, 89, of Old Fields died Sunday, July 1 2007, at the Pendleton County Nursing Home in Franklin.  

Mr. Engle was born April 28, 1918, in Cumberland, MD, and was the son of the late Samuel and Leona Morrison Engle. 

He was a member of the Moorefield Brethren Church.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a 32nd Degree Mason at the Moorefield Lodge No. 289 A.F.& A.M. He was employed at the Celanese plant in Cumberland for over 16 years.  He also worked at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, MD, for a number of years and retired from United Technologies in West Palm Beach, FL, after 22 years of employment. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Whetzel Engle; two step-sons, Mervin G. Rohrbaugh of Dorcas and W.W. Rohrbaugh of Sandusky, OH; a step-daughter, Carolyn Dunn of Fisher; and a number of step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.  

Pastor Otis "Buzz" Weatherholt and the Rev. Joseph Eversole conducted the funeral July 4 at Farley Funeral Home in Moorefield.  Burial followed at the Olivet Cemetery with military honors by the Moorefield Veteran's Honor Guard and Masonic graveside rites by the Moorefield Lodge No. 29 A.F.& A.M.  

Condolences to the family may be left at Mr. Engle's obituary at www.fraleyfuneral home.com  

Bertha Harman, 101

Bertha Sites Harman, 101, of Westminster, MD, died Wednesday Evening July 4, 2007, at the Carroll Lutheran Village Health Center. 

Born Oct. 30, 1905, in Upper Tract, she was the daughter of the late James and Sue Ella Judy Sites. 

Mrs. Harman graduated from the Shenandoah Virginia Conservatory of Music studying the violin with advanced courses at the Chicago Conservatory.  She performed vocally with her sister, Mildred Zimmerman, at many functions. 

Mrs. Harman also took summer courses at John Hopkins University in teaching methods and childhood psychology  and extra training enabling her to teach at the West Virginia School for the Deaf in Romney for six years.  

Following her marriage in 1934, she was a homemaker and very active in Presbyterian Churches in Cumberland, MD, and Keyser. 

Mrs. Harman held many offices in the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile, becoming queen in 1970.  These organizations raised funds for the Shriners Children's Hospital. She also served as president of the Soroptomist Club and the Business Women's Club in Keyser.  

She was married to George Berlin Harman for 49 years at the time of his death in April 1993. 

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sue H. and Dr. Karl M Green of Hanover, PA; two grandchildren, Michael H. Green and Laura Green Perry; and six great-grandchildren. 

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

Memorial services were held on Sunday at Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village with Chaplain Jimmie Schwartz officiating.  Interment was private.  

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Carroll Lutheran Village Residents Fund, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD  21158.  

Arrangements were by Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster, MD.  

Betty J. Keplinger, 75

Betty J. Keplinger, 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away at her home on July 7, 2007, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. .

She was born in Linglestown, PA, the youngest of 12 children.  She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Glazer McClintock and Oliver McClintock. 

She was a homemaker and a wonderful cook and baker. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and yard sales and especially being with her family and friends. .

She married the love of her life, Fred Keplinger, on Oct. 1, 1951 in Westminster MD.

Surviving besides her husband of 56 years, Fred Keplinger of Elkton, MD, are six children, Jeannie Keplinger of Elkton, MD, Patricia Chambers and husband, Rich of Middletown, DE, Sharon Flohr and husband, Doug of Newark, DE,  Dawn M. Poore of Maryland; two sons, Fred Keplinger Jr. and wife, Kathy of New Castle, DE, and James Keplinger of Elkton, Md.; two remaining siblings, Mary Tolbert and Alice Anderson, both of Carlisle, PA; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a "little angel," Dana. 

The funeral services were held Tuesday at Baptist Bible Church in Elkton, MD. Burial was at Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Bible Building Fund, c/o Gee Funeral Home, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Andrew G. Gee Funeral Home, Elkton, MD. 

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