Essie Mae Barnes Looman, 99, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Forest Hill Care Center in St. Clairsville.
Essie was born at Boothsville, WV, on March 8, 1915, a daughter of the late Oral Albert Barnes and Anna Lee Righter Barnes.
Essie was a homemaker and a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church at St. Clairsville. She was a former member of the United Methodist Women at Fourth Street Methodist Church in Fairmont, WV.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her baby son, Ernest Williard, and husband Ernest Wilford Looman Sr.; and four sisters and six brothers.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Mae (Phillip) Crouch of St. Clairsville and Patricia Belle (Edsel) Brooks of Eaton, OH; her son, Ernest Wilford (Judith) Looman Jr. of Tallmadge, OH; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and on Friday at First United Methodist Church, 64 Rebecca St., Shinnston, WV, from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth A. Gifford of Thoburn UMC officiating.
Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston.