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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 The GlenvUle Democrat - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Page 9 A Obituaries CLAUDIA LOUISE REXROAD ROCK CLAUD RAYMOND COBERLY Claudia Louise Rexroad Rock, 68, of Alum Bridge, passed away peacefully ill her sleep on the morning of Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born in Weston on September 13, 1947 a daughter of the late Hayward Virgil Stout and Claudie McCartney Stout. She is sur- vived by her husband, Cliff, who she married on June 14. 2008, after a 15 year part- nership. She's also survived by her sister, Freda Biegle and husband, Tom, and five nephews, of Marietta, CA. She was a loving, caring mother to three sons who were the light of her life: Gregory Borowski and friend, Tina, James Empoules and wi re, Mandy, and Sean Presgraves, all of Weston; three grandchil- dren: Phoebe Presgraves and Makaela and Simon Empoules. Claudia traveled exten- sively in her younger years, attending school in Texas and teaching in Virginia be- fore returning to Weston. She graduated from Glen- ville State College and worked at the Weston State Hospital as a patient advo- cate, and later as a counselor in the con'ections system. She was a talented artist, working in many mediulns. She was a poet and writer, writing the column,"What's On Your Mind" for both lo- cal newspapers. She was CEO of Willlow Creek Glass, which she founded with her husband, Cliff. They made and sold hand- made glass art crafted from recycled glass. They trav- eled throughout the south- east US to many shows, Pairs, and festivals. Their glass was sold internationally in many shops, and they were awarded "Craftsman of the Year" in 1996 at Tamarack ,'The Best of WV". Chmd Raymond Coberly, 92,ofGlenville,passed away on June 9,2016, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. He was born in Gihner County on December 29, 1923, a son of the late Ber- nard R. Coberly and Clara Carson Coberly. Claud was a veteran of World War 1I, serving in France, Germany, and Bel- gium. He was attached to a heavy weapons platoon as a platcxm runner near Saint Lo, France, and fought with the platoon from Saint Lo to Nancy, through the Saar River Valley, and into the Belgian Bulge. While wad- ing through a 32" snowfall at night to contact one of the division's companies, he was overcome by a German pa- trol. With only a carbine rifle he worked his way out of danger through the dense forest. He then saw several German tanks and notified his company. This resulted in an end to a phase of the European war. On January 5, 1945, he was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, and spent nine months in the Ft. Sam Hous- ton Army hospital. For his brave and dedicated service, Claud was awarded a Purple Heart. Claud,anmster electrician and plumbe(, was tounder and owner ofCoberly"s Elec- tric & Plumbing Service. He was an honest and well-re- spected businessman, and made many life-long friends. He operated the business for forty years until retiring in 1985. Claud was also an ex- pert in home remodeling. He was a great outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. He was a life member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, and N R A. He was a Methodist, and served as president of the Pisgah Church Cemetery Board for many years. His wife of nearly 70 years, Gladys Stalnaker Coberly, preceded him in She loved tendin~ to her . death on January 26.2016. person and her love for ani- Kay Yohey, of Clark~burg; lnals was well known. She was a friend to all wildlife, especially making sure that the birds were always ted. She will be missed by her family pets: Boomer, Sadie, Maggie, Ollie, and recently adopted baby; her cats, Puss- Puss, PPiddle, Sweetie, Tilnothy. the Old Man, and others. She was a conserva- tionist - a niember of the Arbor Day Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, Na- tional Wildlife Society, and the Sierra Club, among oth- ers. Claudia will be missed by her many friends in the Art and Craft World, her neigh- bors, and her family, espe- cially her devoted husband, Cliff, who was her soul mate and best friend. Claudia's request for cre- mation has been honored and her family will have a pri- vate Celebration of Lit'e Ser- vice at a later date. Expres- sions of sympathy may be sent directly to her family at 1541 Walnut Fork Ahun Bridge, WV 26321. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with filml expenses. The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Ser- vice at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of www.patboyle grandsons, Matthew Yohey (Stephanie) and Kevin Yohey (Catrina)'ofVirginia; and one s ister, Wilma James of Glenville. He was pre- ceded in death by a brother, Ray Coberly. Claud's wishes for crema- tion were honored. A grave- side service in the Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery will be held at a later date. Tributes in Claud's memory may be made to the Pi sgah Celn etery Fu rid, P .O. Box 34, Glenville. WV 26351. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is honored to assist the family of Claud Coberly with ar- O" raneements. MARY KATHRINE SIMMONS HELTZEL Mary Kathrine Simmons Heltzel.64,ofShock, passed away June 6, 2016 at Charleston Area Medical ' Center-Memorial Division. She was born in Warren, Ohio on September 29, 1951, a daughter of the late Milly and Garnet Conley Sire- mOllS. She is survived by hus- band, Roy Edward Heltzel of Shock; daughter, Heather (Bill) Edele of Shock; brother, Kenneth (Wanda) Simmons of Newton Falls. OH; sisters, Karen (Mike) Calton of Streetsboro, OH; and Kelly (Mickey) Nicho- las of Morganton, NC; and grandson, Bradley Cook. No funeral services will be held. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville is assist- ing the Heltzel family with final arran,~ements. Online condolences may be ex- presses at www.stump ANNAJEAN GOOD Anna Jean Good, 82, of Burnsville, passed away on Sunday,June 12,2016. She was born February 26, 1934 in Braxton Cotmty. Her Par- ents were the late Arley Lester S hyde r and Lena Pearl RiddLe. She was also pre- ceded in death by her hus- band, Glen W. Good; daugh- tel', Janna Jo Seahnan and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Timothy Wayne Curry, Burnsville; grandchildren, Amy Marie Ellison, OH, Charles Sealman, Scotty Curry, Kevin Curry and Robi n CriBs, all of WV; and several great grandchildren. She was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker. She en- joyed drawing and doodling, but most of all she enjoyed ~'atching her soap operas. Visitation was held on Wednesday. June 15, 2016 from I 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Fu- neral Home. 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Funeral services followed at 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Delmas Singleton officiated. Burial followed services in the Copen Cemetery in Copen. Words of Comfort and fond stories may be shared at stockert- The Stockert-Paletti Fu- neral Home of Flatwoods. WV was honored to be serv- ing the Curry Family. RONALD ALLAN DESORMIER Ronald Allan Desormier, age 48. of Third Run Road, Glenville; departed this life suddenly at his resi- dence on the evening of Wednesday June 8,2016. Born March 2, 1968 in Biddeford, Maine, Ronald was the son of the late Donald Desormier and Edmie Jeannette Desormier Lam- bert and husband Pete of North Port Florida. RoB was ia irei-- iri ihe construction industry and worked with his wife Leslie on a short mail route for the USPS. He loved animals, hmdscaping, and spending time with family and having fun with the kids. He always enjoyed meeting new people and talking with anyone who would listen. RoB was a Baptist by faith and attended church at the Camden Flat Baptist Church. On December 31, 2009 RoB was united in marriage to Leslie Frymier Desormier, who survives at their Third Run Road home. Surviving are two chil- dren, Brandon Desormier of Buckhannon; and Jacqueline Desonnier of Venice, FL; three step children, Dylan, Abbey, and Kaylea Ward all of Glenville; two siblings, Brian Desormier and wife, Callie of Venice, FL; and Joyce Lambert and husband, Christopher of Venice, FL; one niece, Paige I~ambert, and one nephew, Cooper Lambert. Ronald's request for Cre- mation has been honored and the family will have a me- morial service in Venice, Florida in early July. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is honored to serve the family of Ronald Allan Desormier with arrangements. RONALD GLEN KUHL God came to our house June 13, 2016 and took Ronald Glen Kuhl, age 74, liome to be with Jesus. He was born December 30, 1941 at Letter Gap, WV to the late Glen and MaxineHar- riB Kuhl. He was married in 1963 to Karen Wyatt Kuhl, who survives. He is survived by a son, Timothy (Lorie) Kuhl, in NC; a daughter, Patti, in KY; a granddaugh- ter, Chante, in Texas; and a grandson, Deacon, in NC. Also surviving are sisters, Janice (Earl) Miller of Nor- mantown; and Betty (Chuck) McCumbers of Glenville; a brother, Lalmy (Roberta) Kuhl of Weston; brothers- in-law, Nelson Wyatt of Reno, OH; David "Stretch" (Levi) Wyatt of Beckley; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Gary) Mehay of Grafton, OH. Preceding him in death were his parents, Glen and Maxine Kuhl; his son, SFC Ronnie L. Kuhl; brother-in- law, Duane Reed; sisters-in- law, Tammy Wyatt, Donna Wyatt, and Merry Wyatt Comaack. He attended Bird Grade School and Normantown High School. He began working in 1960 as a masker in the paint de- partment at Ford Motor Company in Lorain, OH. He worked for 4-D (Flying W), Mobil Service Station, Log Cabin Exxon, was self-em- ployed as body re- pal r and paint specialist, and restored old cars in Glen- ville. He retired from Dowell-Schlumberger in Glenville, where he was a mechanic. At the time of his death, he was a member and Sun- day School teacher at Hardman Fork Baptist Church. He had been an or- dained deacon at Grafton Baptist Church in Ohio. He enjoyed- hunting deer, bear. coon, squirrel, rabbit, and turkey; fruit and veg- e~Ne 'gattl~ning',' mOWing and weed-eating; gold pros- pecting in CA, GA, AZ, and AK; buying and selling stocks; watching Tony Stew- art and Mark Martin in NASCAR;watchingbasket- ball, football, baseball, gifts' softball, bowling, golf, little league, and game shows; and loved playing with his grand- children. His favorite teams - Cin- cinnati Reds, Dallas Cow- boys,Duke Blue Devils, WV Mountaineers, Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat, Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors. Funeral services will be held Saturday,June 18,2016 at Hardman Fork Baptist Church, Grass Run Road, off Route 33 at Letter Gap, at 2 p.m. with viewingat 1 p.m. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV on Route 3~ _ ~. Pastor Richard Westfall officiating, interment at Turner Cemetery. Online condolences may be ex- pressed at www.stump :: >~ 5:!:i17 :i ....................... , : .... e Thank You The Family of William R. Buster Collins We wish to thank atl our members and extended family members for their help and support during this' most difficult time. Our appreciation goes out to our family, friends', Faceboo~riends and the many churches that offered prayers an~ suppo~!o our family members. We especially t[~. k ~ ~nvil!e FB Church for help when it was ne .~@~ ~" B?tptist Church for the food, A speciul~a~ ~i?/~ Re~ Wilsonforhis message during ,. ~:: ! ' ,~' i,~~ the ~rvw~= ~ ....~ ..... ..... ~ ~' % ~'~, | '~X,woui~ t.~ank ~ ~tors and nurses at UHC i ~ ~eir ca~ a~te~n they ~ave Buster while he was . . ",~ ~ ~ i undOdheir~~ . Ellyso ortuary lnc, for their wonderful as~tance in tnaking the fin~.arrangements, A very speci~lmnks to Leefor all his~lp. Mother'a, Ststers- Goldie, Jane, Nero, Betty, d Companion Joanne BONNIE BERDINE ADAMS Bonnie Berdine Adams, 91,of Partlow,VA,formerly of Big Bend, passed away Tuesday, June 7,2016 at hei" residence, She was born April 19, 1925 to the late Seldon and Fanny Parsons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Constance L. Smith; brothers, Jimmy, Charles, Donald, and Lonnie; sisters, Louise, Joanne and Donna. She is survived by two children,Donna Sue Gomez of Spotsylvania; PA; and Donald Kenneth Adams of Partlow, VA; two grandchil- dren, Danny E. Gomez, Jr. of Greenville, VA and Dawn Renee Adams of" Partlow, VA; three great-grandchil- dren, Danny E. Gomez, III; Candace Marie Gomez, and Carrie Anne Gomez; and two great-great-grandchildren, Dan ny 1V and Grayson. She is also survived by two sis- ters, Eva Fern Swisher and Maxine Bell and one brother, Denzil Parsons. A graveside service was held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend. Fu- neral arrangements were di- rected by Stump Funeral HOmes, Inc., Grantsville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump 't By Joseph Mazzella After al of these years I can still remember the first time 1 placed my newborn son into my Grandmother's arms. Nana, by that time, was 77 years old and needed a walker to get around her tiny llome,: Yet, the second 1 came in the door she stretched her arms out for a hug and kissed me. When she had settled into her fa- vorite chair I placed my son into her arms, and watched her rock him gently while her eyes sparked with joy and her face filled with smiles. By that time Nana had al- ready been through so much in her life. As a little girl she had survived a German U- boat attack on the transport ship taking her to America from Italy during WWI. She'd learned English as a second language and worked hard, even asa child, to help her poor family survive in their new home. She'd mar- ried and raised four sons, growing four huge vegetable gardens to help feed them. Then she'd helped to raise me and my two brothers when my Dad and Morn moved back into her home after Grandpa died. When 1 was I I years old, she'd watched in tears as a fire destroyed that home in the middle of the night. She'd also survived brain surgery to remove a cancerous tu- mor from her head. As I watched her hold my baby son in her arms, l won- dered how much longer she would be with us and hoped it would be for a long time. Thank fully, Nana lived to be 92. I guess God knew she still had more babies to hold, more kisses arid hugs to give, and more love to share. Now, my newborn baby is 28 years old and I have grey hair and wrinkles. Still, I don't feel old. Like Nana, I know that I have more kisses, hugs, and love inside of me to share. Life may have pain, struggles, and sorrow, but God loves us and helps us through it all. Life here may be brief, but there's always time for love. There is al- ways time for learning.There :is always time for joy. And, there is always time for hugs. Joseph Mazzella is a free- lance writer from Nicholas Co. and a GSC Alumnus. Gilmer Goings On ilmer Goings VETERANS FLAG UNIT Veterans Flag Unit will meet across from Pizza Hut in parking lot for Parade around 10:30 a.m., Sat., June 18, 2016. Thank You. WV STATE FOLK FESTIVAL ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND PARADE Will be on Sat., June 18, 2016 Registration for car show starts at 8:15 a.m. Car show is from 9:00 to 10:30. Parade line-up on Sycamore Run, Parade at 11 a.m. We would also like to invite you to attend the Appalachian Cruisers Car Club on Fri., June 17 starting at 4 p.m. at the GC Senior Center. For more information call 304- 613-6421 or 304-462-8670. SAND FORK VETERAN'S MEMORIAL The Town of Sand Fork would like to install another plaque on our Veteran's Memorial Wall for both Gilmer County and Sand Fork Area Veterans. To do this we need your help.. Ad- ditional names are needed to fill the plaques. We are planning to install two plaques with 26 names on each, Veteran's Day 2016. If you have a family mem- ber, friend or neighbor you wish to honor this would be a very special way to show your appreciation for their service.. Any individual who was a resident of Gilmer County area and served in any branch of the military is eligible to be included on the wall. A donation of $20.00 is requested with the appli- cation.. Forms are available at Sand Fork Post Office, Gilmer County Senior Cen- ter or contact Sand Fork Town Hall, leave a message and someone will contact you. 305-804-2177. This will be the last opportunity to have a name placed on the wall for some time. Church News GLENVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Fish Out of Water: Celebrat- ing God's Creation. June22, July 6 and July 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Glenville Pres- byterian Church, Rt 5 West, Glenville. "Come together across generations for fel- lowship, fun and food. Join us to celebrate God's gift of water and explore its mean- ing to us through worship, reflection and activities. Call 304-462-7239. MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH SING The. Tanner Boys with Randy White of Clay County will be singing at the Mt. Pis- gah Baptist Church, Stump- town, on Sat., June 18, at 7:00 pm. Everyone is wel- come to come and enjoy some great gospel music. KEVIN SPENCER GOSPEL SING It is that time again, "Kevin Spencer" as seen on Gaither DVD's will be at the Clover fork Singing Grounds in Or- lando, Sat., June 18, 2016, rain or shine. We will have some local singing at 11:00 a.m. to start things off. Kevin will begin singing at 12 noon. Shelter and seating will be provided but you may enjoy sitting in your own lawn chair so feel free to bring it along. Refreshments will be avail- able. There is no admission charge. Contact Willie shaver for more information at 304-853-2418. FORMER ELLIS GROVE CHURCH PICNIC The June picnic will be held on Sat., June 25, 2016 at noon. Guest speaker and singers. It is a covered dish meal. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN COX'S MILLS VBS Troy Charge Vacation Bible School will be held from Mon., June 20, to Fri., June 24, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes for all ages. CROOKED FORK BAPTIST CHURCH The Crooked Fork Baptist Church in Perkins will be having a congregational sing on Sat., June 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome ~'~~ ~ KIDDY MONUMENT CO, 765 US Hwy 33 Easi ........................... (304) 269-5573 Weston, WV 5erring North Centmt WV since t959 t