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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 24 March 2004

John Vengen 

John J. Vengen, 71, of Newark, DE, died March 16, at home after a battle against cancer. 

He was born May 15, 1932, in douglas, a son of the late John and Aniella "Nellie" Staron Vengen.  His wife of 45 years Jean Vengen preceded him in death in 1998. 

He is survived by two daughters Susan (and Craig) Fromme of Bear, DE, Cathy Vengen (and David Nagy) of Wilmington, DE; three sisters Gazelle Dennis of Augusta, GA, Loretta (and Jim) Cooper of Canaan Valley, Mildred (and Shirley) Carr of Virginia Beach, VA ; three brothers Stanley (and Phyllis) Vengen of New Brunswick, NJ, Adolph (and Beverly) Vengen of Edison, NJ, Joseph (and Sophie) Vengen of Blairstown, NJ and two grandchildren Jonathan Bret and Christopher Joel Fromme.  John will be deeply missed by his close firend and caretaker, Veronica Staron of Canaan Valley. 

Mr. Vengen served in the Navy on the USS Shea during the Korean War.  He worked 30 years as a supervisor with Hercules chemical Plant and later with Haveg.  He was very active with the Atterbury VFW Post 3420 and served as the junior vice president in 1975, senior vice president in 1976 and post commander in 1977. John played Santa Claus at their yearly children's party for 25 years.  he was recently honored as a lifetime member of the VFW. 

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home where funeral services were held at the Thomas United Methodist Church with the Revs. JJ Johnson and Jeff Winter Officiating.  Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. 

Irene Judy

Irene Vivian Judy, 74, of Harman, died March 19, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. 

She was born April 3, 1929 in Harman, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Dollie Blanche Vandevander Smith. 

She is survived by three sons Carl Judy Jr of Mentor, OH, Robert Judy and Kenneth Greg Judy both of Harman; four daughters Melva Davies of Fishers, IN, Teresa Judy of Cumberland, MD, Dina Carr of Hartville, OH, Jannene Carr of Martinsburg; three sisters Jocie Cooper of Harman, Gladys Harper of Dry Fork, Mary Ellen Floyd of Akron, OH; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by six brothers. 

Mrs. Judy was a homemaker.  She worked as a cook at the Harman Senior Center, and was a n active member  in Women's Ministry and the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rosenbaum Family House WVU Hospitals, PO Box 8228 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228.  

Friends were received at Dry fork Assembly of God Church where funeral services were held at the church with the Revs. Larry Green and Kenneth Plaster officiating.  Interment followed in the Smith Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  

Floyd Hebb

Floyd M. Hebb, 92, of Wana, died March 20 at Swishers Private home Care in Elkins.  

He was born May 26, 1911 at Etam, a son of the late Albert Thornton and Isabel Williams Hebb. 

He is survived by a son Gene (and Joyce) Hebb of Fairmont; a step-daughter Betty Corder of Wana; a sister Grace Hebb Mercure Grampp of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by wife, Vada Jay Hebb on March 10, 1986; three brothers Albert, Wilbert and Delbert Hebb; five sisters Sadie B. Hebb Liston, Straudie Hebb McVicker myers, Edna Hebb Henderson, Jessie Hebb Cale Methany and Leota R. Hebb Lambert. 

He was a US Army veteran, serving in World War II, was a farmer and retired from Eastern Associated Coal Corp, Fed 1 Mine at Grant Town.  He was a member of UMWA Local 4047 District 31. 

Graveside services and burial were held at Wadestown Cemetery with Rev. Samuel Hibbs officiating.  Graveside Military services were provided by the Mt. Morris American Legion Post 992.  Owen Neely Funeral Home of Blacksville was in charge of the arrangements.  

Lilly Kreuz

Lilly Kreuz, 97, of Bastrop, TX, died March 6. 

She was born July 1, 1906 in Austin, TX.  Her husband John F. " Buster Kreuz, preceded her in death in August 1987.

She is survived by two daughters, Lilly Agnes (and Kirby) Dickens, Beverly Ann (and Jack) Rhoades; eight grandchildren John Dale (and Phyllis Rhoades, Sherri Ann (and David) Seals, Ricky Everett (and Sheri) Rhoades, David Cleveland "Pete" (and Melinda) Rhoades, Danny (and Gwen) Dickens, Peggy Dickens (and Tom Krueger), Larry Dickens and Kathy (and Lon) Jones; 16 great-grandchildren Stephen David Seals, William Andrew Seals, Jessica Ann Seals, Amy Michelle Rhoades, Jack Everett Rhoades, Jayci Caitlyn Rhoades, David Cleveland Rhoades Jr., Amanda Leigh (and Ryan) Seley, Travis Dale Rhoades, Jenae Deanne Rhoades, Julie Anne Rhoades, Zachary Woodrow Rhoades, Alissa (and Kyle) Franklin, Rusty (and Amy) Johnson, Beth Jones and Chad Jones; three great-great-grandchildren Trystan John Seeley, Madison Johnson and Justin Johnson and a sister Totsie Schreiber.

The family received friends at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held in Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel with Rev. Mike Clements officiating.  Interment followed at Capital Memorial Park in Pflugerville.  

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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