Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

7 October 2004 

Wilmer C. Varner

Wilmer C. Varner, 84, of Sugar Grove died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Avante at Harrisonburg, VA.  

Mr. Varner was born April 12, 1920, in Sugar Grove and was a son of the late Daniel Varner and Ella Puffenbarger Varner. 

He was a farmer and a member of Crummetts Run Church of the Brethren. 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Smith Varner, whom he married Dec. 27, 1961; five daughters, Joyce Marshall of McGaheysville, VA, Judy Falls and Hilda Phillips, both of Harrisonburg, VA, Janet Judy of Sugar Grove and Kitty Purcell of Dayton, VA; a son, Eugene Varner of Sugar Grove; a brother Arvin Varner of Bridgewater, VA; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. 

Pastor Jerry Smith conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crummetts Run Church of the Brethren.  Burial was at the Sugar Grove Cemetery by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Independent Lutheran Church building Fund, c/o Delbert Rexrode, HC 2, Box 56, Doe Hill, VA  24433, or the Sugar Grove Cemetery, c/o Reid Homan, Sugar Grove, WV  26815.  

Albert S. Santelli, 60

Albert Santo Santelli, 60, of New Market, VA, and formerly of Franklin and Cleveland, OH, died on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004. 

Mr. Santelli was born Jan. 23, 1944, in Cleveland, OH, and was the only child of Albert and Louise Capretta Santelli. 

He was employed at Walker Manufacturing for eight years. After becoming disabled ,  he was employed at Harrisonburg Auto Auction and Timberville Video Rental. 

He is survived by three daughters, Michelle Bednercik and Suszette Trocano, both of Cleveland, OH, and Teresa G. Santelli of Franklin; and four grandchildren.  

The body was cremated.  A funeral mass will be held at a later date in Cleveland, OH. 

Friends called at the home of Mary Jane and Teresa Santelli at any time. 

Memorial can be sent to the home of Mary Jane and Teresa Santelli at P.O. Box 164, Franklin, WV  26807.  

Arangements are being handled by the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market, VA. 

Irene G. Gray, 63

Irene Grace Gray, 63, of Merritt Island, FL, and formerly of Warren, OH,  died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Wuestahoff Hospital in Rockledge, FL. 

Mrs. Gray was born July 15, 1941, at Mouth of Seneca and was a daughter of the late Otis Gary Lambert and Gladys Susan Harper Lambert.  

She was a homemaker.

On March 26, 1958, she married Paul M. Gray, who preceded her in death April 6, 2000. 

She is survived by two sons, Harold Gray and Craig Gray, both of Merritt Island, FL; five sisters, Katie Smith of Nashport, OH, Betty Spradling of Charleston, Ethel Brinkley of Leonardtown, MD,  Mona Kisamore of Seneca Rocks and Donna Goins of Newark, OH; five brothers, Keith Lambert of Lafayette, IN, Harper Lambert of Newark, OH, Harold E. "Eddie" Lambert of Seneca Rocks, Carl Lambert of St. Louisville, OH, and Johnny Lambert of Stuart, VA; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

The Rev. Stanley Kile will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial will be a North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Ernest P. Mollett

Ernest Paul Mollett, 56, of Franklin died Wednesday, Sept 29, 2004, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.  He was a resident at the Franklin Group Home since 1991. 

Mr. Mollett was born Jan. 19, 1948, in Huntington and was the son of the late John R. Mollett and Evelyn "Betty" Blevens Mollett.  

He never married 

He was a member of the Franklin Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by two brothers, John Mollett, Jr., and Arthur Mollett, both of Radnor; and a sister, Clara Lynn Mollett of Wayne. 

He was preceded in death by one sister. 

Rev. Calvin Bailey conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin.  

Burial followed at the Copley Cemetery in Franklin. 

Arrangements were handled by the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  

Bertha L. Watson, 47

Bertha L. Watson, 47, of Grottoes, VA, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. Watson was born May 14, 1957, in Olney Springs, MD, and was a daughter of Carl and Martha Foltz of Brandywine and William and Patricia Brittingham of Baltimore, MD. 

She graduated from Broadway High School and was a nurse at Rockingham Memorial Hospital until 1996 when she was injured in an accident.

On April 1, 1995, she married Jeffrey A. Watson, who survives. 

She is also survived by a daughter Amanda Good of Harrisonburg, VA; a son, Brian Watson of Grottoes, VA; two brothers, Fred E. Ogle Jr. of Staunton, VA, and Harry W. Brittingham of Luray, VA; three sisters, Virginia Sampson of Brandywine, Nancy Miller of Winchester, VA, and Pam Lewis of Gatesville, TX; and two grandchildren.   

Dr. Delmar Shoemaker conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial followed at Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. box 2680, North Canton, OH  44720, or Health System Development, Attention: Spinal Cord Injury and Research, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA  22908.    

Mildred Bennett, 89

Mildred Wolf Bennett, 89, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life late Thursday, evening, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. She had been in declining health.  

She was born Thursday, Dec. 17, 1914, at Elkins, a daughter of the late George F. Wolf and Grace King Wolf. 

Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Elkins High School, with the Class of 1933 and attended Davis and Elkins College.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

 On June 27, 1936, at Elkins, she was married to Orville E. Bennett, who preceded her in death December 8, 1982. 

Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn "Kitty" Bennett, Harrisonburg, VA, Elizabeth "Beth" Bonnell and husband, Richard Dover, DE; six grandchildren, Kitty Washinski and husband, John, Renee Boggs and husband, Ken, Becky Bonnell, David Eric Thompson and wife, Debbie, Jeff Thompson, and Kristin Thompson; and two great-grandchildren, Susie and Benjamin Washinski.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one daughter, M. Grey Thompson; three brothers, Jim Wolf, Charles "Buster" Wolf, and George F. Wolf, Jr.; and four sisters, Ada Blackwood, Marie Heatherly, Ann Schrader and Grace Pearl Wolf. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home chapel on Sunday, at 2 p.m.  The Reverend Donald L. Lockhart officiated, and interment followed at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins.   

Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbargfuneralhome.com  

Charles M. Wimer, 79

Charles M. "Mack" Wimer, 79, of Glen Burnie, MD, and formerly of Brooklyn, MD, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at North Arundel Hospital. 

Mr. Wimer was born May 30, 1925 in Cherry Grove. 

He was a machinist for Harbison-Walker from 1952-1987, retiring in 1987.  He was a veteran of the US Navy having served from 1944-46.  He was a member of the Marley United Methodist Church and the Glen Burnie Moose.  Hobbies and interests included mechanic work, and buying and selling cars.  

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Violet Wimer; one brother, Eldin Wimer of Brooklyn, MD; three sisters, Edna Fallin of Pasadena, MD, Martha Judy of Brooklyn, MD, and Leeona J. Nicholas of Glen Burnie, MD. 

Funeral services were handled by the Stallings Funeral Home with interment in the Veterans Cemetery at Crownsville, MD. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  

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