Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

   17 November 2005 

Cynthia Ann Staubs-Hackett

Cynthia Ann Arbogast Staubs-Hackett, 83, of Hagerstown, MD< passed away, November 9, 2005, at the Broadmore Assisted Living in Hagerstown, MD. 

She was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Cherry Grove and was the daughter of the late Don Arbogast and Icy Teter Arbogast. 

She was a member of the Shiloh United methodist Church of Hagerstown, MD, and the Red HAt Society of Hagerstown, MD.  She was a long-time craft and donut vendor with the Hagerstown City Marekt.  She worked as a waitress for the Holiday Inn Restaurant retiring in 1982 after 40 years of service.  She graduated from Circleville School. 

She is survived by two sisters, Rosalee Campbell and Betty Jean Pennington, Both of Elkins; four brothers, Carl Arbogast and Bud Arbogast, both of Alliance, OH, Earl Arbogast of Cherry Grove and Guy Arbogast of Elkins; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a step-son, James Staubs of Marlow; a companion, John Snyder of Hagerstown, MD; and several nieces and nephews.  

She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Ressie L. Teter; her second husband, James Staubs; her third husband, Robert Hackett; a son Roger L. Teter; two sisters, Elva Wamsley and bonnie Smith; three brothers, Delbert Arbogast, Dreamis Arbogast and William Arbogast. 

Graveside services were held on Sunday at Hill Crest Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD with the Rev. Wayne Frum officiating. 

Memorial donations can be sent to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD  21742. 

Douglas a. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Joann H. Propst

Joann H. Propst, 64, of Franklin died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. 

Mrs. Propst was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Upper Tract and was the daughter of the late Russell T. Hedrick and Margie Kimble Hedrick.

She had worked for Dr. Charles J. Sites and the West Virginia Department of Human Services, and in February 2004, she retired from the Pendleton County Health Department after 32 years of service.  She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. 

On June 7, 1963, she married Leland E. Propst, who survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Crystal A. and Richard Ceely of Franklin; a sister, Ruby Warner of Upper Tract; a granddaughter, Kiersten Joanna-Marie Ceely; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty A. Hammer. 

Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter conducted the funeral Saturday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Franklin.  Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV  26807.  

Kermit M. Butcher

Kermit M. Butcher, 87,  died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005,  at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Home in Elkins.

Born June 20, 1918, in Onego, a son of the late Hurl and Bessie Huffman Butcher.  

Upon graduation from Circleville High School in 1938, Mr. Butcher went to Pittsburgh and worked in the steel industry. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force. After the war, he went to Cleveland and worked for a construction company. After a few years, Kermit came home to West Virginia and set up his own construction company in Elkins where he specialized in excavation, road building and paving. He stayed in that business for 55 years until the time of his death. Kermit was also active in real estate as an investor.

He was a life-long member of the Seneca rocks United Methodist church.  He never missed attending church each Sunday for a period of more than30 years.  In addition to his faithful attendance, he generously supported all church activities.  His charity extended to helping young people earn money for college and his work generally benefited the people around him.  

His wife, Cora Judy Butcher, preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2003.

Survivors include a son, Charles “Chuck” Butcher of Harman; one sister, Helen Butcher Ingram of Tyler, TX; three nephews and six nieces.  

He was also preceded in death by his first born son, Jeffrey M. Butcher; four brothers, Stern, Forest, Worth and Chester Butcher; and one sister, Lucy Hevener.

Funeral services were held at the Seneca United Methodist Church on Monday with the Rev. Eli Hostetler officiating. Interment followed in the Harman Family Cemetery by the  Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church. 

Paul E. Weese 

Paul Elmer "Popeye" Weese, 67, of Moorefield died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mr. Weese was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Moorefield and was the son of the late George William Weese Sr. and Ethel Virginia Hardy Weese.

He retired in 2003 from Potomac Farms Dairy in Cumberland, MD, after 43 1/2 years and delivered milk in five counties, which included Pendleton county. He was a member of Dorcas Baptist Church and Local 453 Teamsters Union.  He attended Durgon Elementary School and Moorefield High School.  

On Dec. 9, 1961, he married Alice Jean Kile Weese, who survives.  

He is also survived by  two daughters, Bobbi Jean Wolfe and husband, Gary of Dorcas, and Paula Jo Combs and husband, Randall of Durgon; four sisters, Elva Louise Black, JoAnn R. Shook and Norma Jean Arnold, all of Moorefield, and Linda Lou Gwaltney of Grand Colee, WA; three brothers, George William Weese Jr. and Carl Alan Weese, both of Moorefield, and Clyde Frederick Weese of Petersburg; three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, mother-in-law ; and one brother-in-law, Robert C. Kile of Boling Brook, IL.  

pastor Steve Davis conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral HOme in Petersburg.  Burial was in the Scott Cemetery in Durgon.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Elva L. Lambert 

Elva Lee Simmons Lambert, 97, of Riverton died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer. 

She was born in Smith Creek on Feb. 11, 1908, and was the duaghter of the late Zebulon and Lora Nancy (Hartman) Simmons. 

Her husband, Estyl Lambert, preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1983. 

Mrs. Lambert and her husband operated Seneca Caverns in Riverton for over 30 years.  She had been a member of the Riverton United Methodist Church since 1918.  

She wsa the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

Surviving area son, Richard M. Lambert and wife, Joan of Riverton, a nephew, whom she raised, Dwight Judy and wife, Ruthalene of Riverton; five grandchildren, Rick Lambert and wife, Pam of Monterey, VA, JoanneTurner and husband, Billy of Shenandoah, VA, Sheila Lambert of Harrisonburg, VA, Vickee Cermak and husband, Dan of Champaign, IL, and Jimmy Lambert and wife, Terri of Stafford, VA; nine great-grandchildren, Chris Lambert of Monterey, VA, Josh Lambert of San Diego, CA, Ben Lambert and wife, Chandra of Hutchinson, KS, Jennifer Baugher and husband, Mike Jessica Monger and husband, Timmy, all of Shenandoah, VA, Andrew Cermak of San Jose, Ca, Danielle Cermak of Las Vegas, NV and Lauren and Heather Lambert of Stafford, VA; a great-great-granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Monger of Shenandoah, VA.

She was preceded in death by four brothers Olin, james, Lester and martin; and five sisters, Ervil, Edna, Lena, Julia and Maud. 

The Rev. Barbara Rexroad conducted the funeral service Tuesday at the Riverton United Methodist church, Riverton. Burial was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton, by Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.  

Memorials may be made to the Riverton United Methodist Church.    

Judy Ann White, 58

Judy Ann White, 58, of Oakland, MD, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. 

Born May 22, 1947, in Harrisonburg, VA, she was the daughter of Roy L. Lewis and Vilda (Lantz) Lewis of Mountain Lake Park, MD. 

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Oakley C. white, Jr.; two sons, Eric T. White, Los Angeles, CA, and Ryan A. White, Oakland, MD.

Services were conducted Tuesday at the Burdock-Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, Md, with the Rev. Scott Robinson officiating. 

Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens. 

The family suggest memorials take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

Irene McMullen, 82

Irene Lambert McMullen, 82, Harrisonburg, VA, passed away suddenly Nov. 9, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. McMullen was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Arbovale and was the daughter of the late Samuel Glen and Vivian Myrtle Wagner Lambert. 

She spent most of her life in the Harrisonburg, VA, area and graduated from Linville-Edom School in 1941.  She was president and vice-president of the Linville-Edom Home Demonstration Club, now the FCE.  Her work with the Citizenship Program received the first place award from the state in 1981.  She served on numerous other county committees that brought honor to the club from the state level.  She was also a member of the church Women's United and was a loyal worker at the election polls as a volunteer.  She worked alongside her husband serving as secretary-treasurer at McMullen Funeral Home from the 1940s as long as her health allowed in Harrisonburg, VA, and until 1990 in Bridgewater, VA.  Mrs Mcmullen was an active member of Greenmount Church of the Brethren, where in the past, she had taught Sunday school andserved on many committees. 

On Jan. 10, 1944, in Rocky Mount, NC, she married charles L. McMullen, Jr., who survives.  

Also surviving are her son, William (Bill) McMullen and wife, Brenda of Harrisonburg, VA; three brothers, Mervin Lambert and wife, Janet of Harrisonburg, VA, Bob Lambert and wife, Mary of Charlottesville, VA, Dick Lambert and wife, Odelia of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Juanita Simmons, Harrisonburg, VA, Kaye Simmons, and her husband Jay of Mount Airy, NC; sister-in-law, Betty Anne Lambert of Harrisonburg, VA; two granddaughters, Andrea McMullen Strawderman and husband, Craig of Mathias, Amber Faith McMullen and fiance, David Richardson of Harrisonburg, Va. 

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Sterle Lambert and John Lambert; and sister and brother-in-law Anna Sue and Irvin Allen

Pastors Ken Kolan and Wendell (Sonny) Henkel will conducted a memorial service Friday at 2 p.m. at Greenmount church of the Brethren.  A private family burial will be held earlier.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenmount Church of the Brethren, 4881 Greenmount Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. 

McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.   

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