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Obituaries

DAVID McELROY

David Bruce McElroy, 55, of Bellaire died December 31, 2019. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

KATHLEEN SMITH

Kathleen Joan Smith of Lake Alfred, FL, passed away on December 29, 2019. Kathy was born the youngest of seven children on August 1, 1953, in Martins Ferry, OH. She attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, OH; the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, WV; ...

RONALD CUNNINGHAM

Ronald Cunningham, 66, of Fairview died Friday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville; service Tuesday at 11 a.m.

JEAN VARNER

Jean “Ann” Heitzenrater Varner, of Woodsdale, Wheeling, WV, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 10, 2020, at Liza’s Place. Born in DuBois, PA, on August 1, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Grace) Heitzenrater. Ann ...

HOMER GREATHOUSE

Homer N. “Pork” Greathouse, 77, of Bellaire died January 9, 2020. Visitation Wednesday 2-5 p.m. at Salvation Army, Bellaire; services at 5 p.m.

DON MCAFEE

Don McAfee passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020, at home with his loving wife of 50 years, Fran by his side. Don was born November 12, 1946, the son of the late Daniel and Virginia Baker McAfee, grew up in South Wheeling, and graduated from Wheeling High School. He was drafted ...

KIRK NOLTE

Kirk Bernard Nolte, 79, of Wheeling, WV, a former resident of Sun City, Hilton Head, SC, died Friday, January 10, 2020, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. Friends received Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311). ...

VAN COEN

Van Albert Coen, 88, of Mt. Pleasant died Friday, January 10. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale; funeral Wednesday at noon.

KATHLEEN SMITH

Kathleen Joan Smith of Lake Alfred, FL, passed away on December 29, 2019. Kathy was born the youngest of seven children on August 1, 1953, in Martins Ferry, OH. She attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, OH; the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, WV; ...

LARRY UTT SR

Larry K. Utt Sr., 69, of Wellsburg, died Friday. Visitation Sunday, Jan. 12, 1-5 p.m., Mullenbach FH, Follansbee. Services Monday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m.,

JOSEPH NOVEL

Joseph James “Jim” Novel, 85, of Moundsville, WV, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at home. He was born July 13, 1934, in Moundsville, the son of the late Joseph and Anna “Sally” Novel. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, and Berlin Crisis National Guard Veteran; a former B&O ...

JOHN BANCO

John Harold Banco, 80, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born December 8, 1939, in Akron, OH, son of the late Calvin Burt Starkey and Betty June Mann Starkey. John was a graduate of West Liberty State College and he received his ...

MARGARET CRUPE

Margaret Ann Gresak Crupe, 68, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at her home. She was born on November 27, 1951, in Benwood, WV, daughter of the late Chester Edward and Stella Sophie Sulek Gresak. Margaret was a 1969 graduate of Wheeling Central High School. ...

GILDA KUCHINKA

Gilda Olivia “Judy” (Aprea) Kuchinka, 77, of Shadyside, Ohio died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born October 29, 1942 in Benwood, West Virginia, daughter of the late Salvatore and Myrtle Keenen Aprea. Gilda ...

SHIRLEY GASVODA

Shirley Jean (Urbin) Gasvoda, 71, Wellsburg, died Wednesday. There will be no visitation. Services and inurnment were private. Mullenbach Funeral Home, Follansbee.

NILA CROSS

Cross, Nila V., 83, of New Martinsville, WV, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the New Martinsville Center. She was a Baptist by faith. Nila was a clerk at Uncle Bob’s store in New Martinsville for years. She loved country music, playing cards, puzzle books and collecting salt ...

BILL JOHNSON

William V. Johnson 73, of St. Clairsville. OH died January 7, 2020, at Wheeling, WV. Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JOHN BANCO

John Harold Banco, 80, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311). Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

DAVID POSTLETHWAIT

David “Posty” Postlethwait, 58, of Wellsburg, WV, passed January 8, 2019. Per David’s request, there will be no visitation. Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg.

PATRICIA NORTON

Patricia A. Norton, 71, of Adena, OH, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Colerain, OH. Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire, OH.