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MAXINE “PATTY” FOWLER
Maxine “Patty” Fowler, 95, of Leon, WV, passed away October 30, 2014, in the Ravenswood Care Center.
She was born September 16, 1919, in Leon, WV, a daughter of the late Hugh Jasper and Lilly (Shinn) Sayre. Her brothers, Troy, Brad, Jasper, King, Harry Blake, and Roy Walden Sayre, and sisters, Mabel Burdick, Imogene Rhodes, and Justine Sayre, also preceded her in death.
Patty was a graduate of the University of Charleston, and became an educator in the Mason County school system. She taught mostly at Mount Flower Elementary, Leon, and later retired as principal at Roosevelt Elementary, in Leon.
She enjoyed flower gardening, antiques, and she attended the Baden-Presbyterian Church, Leon.
Survivors include her son, Lawrence “Chip” Fowler of Leon; daughter, Patty “Tammy” Fowler of Charleston, and a sister, Ferrell Mundy of Charleston.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014, at Baden-Presbyterian Church on Route 87, Leon, WV, with the Rev. Lawrence “Chip” Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Baden-Presbyterian Church, 5475 Evans Road, Leon, WV 25123.
CLEORA SHARLEEN (SAYRE) BOSWELL
Cleora Sharleen Boswell, 78, of Given, WV, left this earth suddenly on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, following an automobile accident near her home.
Sharleen was born on July 24, 1936, in Given, WV, the first born of seven children to the late Roy Madison and Artie Cleora (Lathey) Sayre.
After attending Walton High School, she married her sweetheart, Otis Warren “Jack” Boswell on December 22, 1956. They were inseparable until his death in May 2014. Her sister, Cheryl Parker, also preceded her in death.
She was a faithful Christian and attended Given United Methodist Church. Sharleen worked many years at Thomas and Wolfe, B & B Market, and J & J Custom Meats where her customers looked forward to her lighthearted and considerate spirit.
Sharleen’s God-given purpose was to be a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her compassionate nature endeared her to all who knew her. She loved large family gatherings, vacationing at the beach with her siblings and in-laws, and actively participating in the life of her family. She learned the value of hard work and devotion on her parent’s farm in Cicerone, WV. She had a zest for life only matched by her strong will and determination.
She is survived by her children, Sherry Colleen Barnette of Evans, Mary Ann Boswell of Ripley, and Warren Kent “Kenny” Boswell of Covington, VA; her grandchildren, Adena Barnette and Andrea Reneau of Ripley, Austin Drew Barnette of Evans, Halea (Gustavo) Solano of Raleigh, N.C., Mary Elise Boswell-Clark of Ripley and Zachary Boswell of Covington, VA; her great-grandchildren, Dominik Solano, Harlow Reneau, Huck Reneau, and Mikael Solano; siblings, Kathy Coulson of Parkersburg, Shelba Kniceley of Gallipolis, OH, Keith Sayre of Hurricane, Jim Sayre of Cross Lanes, and Nola Myers of Jackson, OH, and her many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Lloyd Keith officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Committal service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Given Cemetery.
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FREDA KATHERN POWELL
Freda Kathern (Riggs) Powell, 94, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Camden-Clark Medical Center.
She was born March 28, 1920, in Sandyville, a daughter of the late Alva and Maggie Loa (Dailey) Riggs. Her husband, Howard Dennis Powell, Sr.; son, Paul H. Powell; brothers, James, Albert, Sylvester, Ray, Eugene, Yancy, Walter, Calvin, Melvin, Russell Riggs; sisters, Norma, Clarabell, Ruth, and Maggie also preceded her in death.
She was a former employee of Goodyear Aircraft, a nurse’s aid, and a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Howard D. Powell, Jr. of Parkersburg, Walter L. Powell of White Heath, IL, Phillip Powell of OH, John Powell and Delmer Powell both of Greenville, SC; daughters, Ella M. Bunch of Wyandotte, MI, Katherine A. Swafford of Parkersburg, Mary E. Nelson of Parkersburg, Karen M. Hall of Belpre, OH; brothers, Delmer Riggs of Sandyville and Ralph Riggs of Ravenswood; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Lloyd Winans officiating. Interment will be in the Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be l hour prior to service at the funeral home.
WALTER E. BOSLEY, SR.
Walter Edward Bosley, Sr., 78, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 25, 2014, in Ravenswood Village.
He was born March 2, 1936, in Mexia, TX, a son of the late John Mark and Jackie Eula (Ellis) Bosley. His brothers, Hulen, George, Henry, R.O., Alton, and Talmadge Bosley, sisters, Lenora and Johnnie Fay, and a great grandson, also preceded him in death.
He was a United States Army veteran and was the owner and operator of Walter’s Drywall Services, Ravenswood.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ernestine (Salser) Bosley; son, Walter Edward Bosley, Jr. of Ravenswood; daughter, Cathy Akers of Ripley; brothers, Tommie Ray Bosley of Houston, TX, and Jessie Bosley of Ripley; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 12:15 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014, at Ravenswood Cemetery, with the Rev. Lawrence Conger officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.
GERALDINE (BURDETTE) GLENN
Geraldine (Burdette) Glenn, 88, of Ripley, passed away October 22, 2014, in the Ravenswood Care Center.
She was born September 8, 1926, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Cecil and Velma (Carnell) Burdette. Her husband, Harold ‘Red’ Glenn, brother, Cecil Burdette, Jr., granddaughter, Kelli Glenn Kerns, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Glenn, also preceded her in death.
Geraldine was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a beautiful quilter and loved to keep her cars shining.
Survivors include her son, Larry Glenn, of Ripley; daughters, Carolyn Harrison of Kenna, and Constance Beckett of Cottageville; grandchildren, Michael Beckett of Parkersburg, Brad Harrison and Ginger Barnes, both of Kenna, Melissa Call of Letart and Brittany Selvage of Ripley, and nine great-grandchildren.
To honor her wishes, a private service and entombment was held on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Floral Hills Gardens of Memories Mausoleum Chapel, Sissonville, with Roy Guthrie officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
VANESSA M. COCHRAN
Vanessa Maria Cochran, of Ravenswood, WV, lost her battle with cancer October 12, 2014, in the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, eight days after her 51st birthday.
She was born October 4, 1963, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Ted and Eva Marie (VanHoose) Cochran of Ravenswood.
At the age of two her parents noticed she would sing herself to sleep. When she turned eight her dad started a band with Vanessa’s older brothers and sister. Vanessa became the lead singer. The group performed at church activities at Charleston and Ravenswood West Virginia. As time passed the band separated and went their own way, Vanessa then started performing solo at church events, fundraisers, weddings and funerals.
She was a Ravenswood High School graduate and received a B.A. in Music Education from Glenville State College. She taught music for 28 years in Raleigh, Mason and Wood counties, most recently at the Greenmont Elementary in Vienna, and Martin Elementary School in Parkersburg.
She was a former violinist for the Ohio Valley Orchestra, and was a former Miss Ohio Valley, and was named, most photogenic in the Miss West Virginia Pageant. Vanessa was also an artist and the Cochran family home is full of her wonderful paintings and drawings.
In 1988, Vanessa recorded her first Gospel album titled “I Walk By Faith” not knowing she had Hodgkin’s disease. During that time she went through radiation treatments her songs where being played on Radio stations around the state. In 1993 she made a come back being in remission from her cancer. She recorded a second album “Pure Magic” a country album with music written by friends and family. She performed on telethons to help the sick, jubilees, fairs and 4th of July celebrations throughout WV, and KY. She then recorded an album “O That I Were An Angel” produced by Dick McVey and performed live on the “Grand Ole Opry”. In 1997 she produced a new album titled “One Starry Night” a Christmas album where she performed all the music instrumentals herself. Then, in 1998, she recorded the album “Jesus Is The Key”. The last song she recorded was with Hip Hop artist Big Rich Tha Don. Big Rich Tha Don contacted her through her brother and wanted to do a song with her. She agreed and the song “I Will Always” was recorded over the Internet never meeting the Hip Hop Singer himself.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marietta Ward, and Ravenswood Branch.
In addition to her parents other survivors include her brothers, Marshall Cochran (Audrey) of Arbuckle, WV, and Ted Derek Cochran (Karen) of Ravenswood; sister, Mercatrena Cochran Nelson (Stephen) of Statts Mills, several nieces and nephews, and all her students whom she referred to as “my children.”
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Bishop Richard D. Gray of the Marietta, OH, Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, at, www.gatewaycr.org, or (888) 221-2873.
MICHAEL RAY DURST
Michael Ray Durst, 60, of Cottageville, WV, passed away October 10, 2014, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following an extended illness.
He was born February 23, 1954, in Ripley, WV, a son of Darrell R. and Dolores Mae (Shinn) Durst, of Cottageville.
He was a carpenter, and 35-year member of the Carpenters Union, Local #1159, Pt. Pleasant, WV. He was a former member of the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department, and he was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed the mountains and motorcycling.
Mike was a Christian for 47-years and he attended the North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.
In addition to his parents, other survivors include his wife, Vickie Kaye (Johnson) Durst; sister, Sandra Kay Staats (Steve) of Sandyville, WV; nephew, Joey Staats (Melissa) of Knoxville, TN; niece, Leah Staats (fiancé, M.G.) of Sandyville, WV.
Vickie’s son, Mark Parsons Justice (Barrett) of Charleston; daughter-in-law, Tara Heilman Parsons of Evans; grandchildren, Isabella and Markus; mother-in-law, Carolyn Sanborn of Ravenswood; brother-in-law, Carl Brian Johnson (Gena) of Nelsonville, OH, and their children, Jennifer, Wendy, and Megan, all of Nelsonville.
Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service. Private interment will be in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Avenue SE #101, Charleston, WV 25304
NAOMI MARIE KNOPP
Naomi Marie Knopp, 78, of LeRoy, WV, passed away peacefully October 9, 2014, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness.
She was born November 19, 1935, in Pomeroy, OH, a daughter of the late Emory Eugene and Addie Belle (Westfall) Litton. Her husband of 54 years, Otho Wesley Knopp, brothers, Albert Litton, Delbert Litton, Robert Litton, and Donald Litton, a sister, Mabel Branham and an infant sister also preceded her in death.
A lifelong homemaker whose life revolved around her family, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a Christian who loved the Lord, gospel music and attending church.
She was also a Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan.
Survivors include her sons, Wesley Knopp (Debby) of Gay, Larry Knopp (Becky) of Murraysville, Rick Knopp (fiancé, Susan Foster), Jack Knopp (Selma), John Knopp (Paula), and Tony Knopp (Janet) all of LeRoy, and Greg Knopp (Karen) of Clay; daughter, Tammy Lewis (Jeff) of Fairplain; grandchildren, Matthew Knopp, Susan Helmick, Jason Knopp, Gena Nesselroad, Jackie Atkinson, Justin Knopp, Nathan Knopp, Rae Knopp, Derek Knopp, Logan Knopp, Aden Knopp, Ana Knopp, Brandon Lewis, Rachel Lewis, Lexie Knopp and Levi Knopp, and great grandchildren, McKenzi Nesselroad, Isiah Nesselroad, and Hunter Knopp, and her loving cat, Whiskers.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful caregivers, and Hospice staff for their compassionate care during their mother’s extended illness.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church, LeRoy, with Pastor Robert Keen and the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Baptist Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
NORMAN C. BAYS
Norman Clinton Bays, 95, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 5, 2014, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.
He was born July 26, 1919, in Burnside, WV, a son of the late, Sherman Henry and Lura (Guthrie) Bays. His first wife, Dorothy Bays, second wife, Mary Wavoline (Smith) Bays, and four sisters also preceded him in death.
He was a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was a World War II United States Army veteran. He was a retired millwright from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5669, the VFW, the American Legion, and the Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed doing mechanic work on cars.
Survivors include sons; Ben Sherman (Sue) Bays of Huntington, and Norman Curtis (Mary) Bays of Chesapeake, OH; daughters, Brenda Donohew of Huntington, and Barbara (Ret. Col. Joel) Littman of Belleville, IL; stepchildren, Brady Fry, Jr. (Sandra) of New Castle, PA, Dianna Jean (Myron) King and Sherri Lynn Miller all of Evans, Rosetta Ann (Edwin) Ferguson of Huntington, Tonda (John) Danko of Summersville, of Carroll, OH, Denver David (Kimberly) Fry, and Crystal Dawn (Jeff Williams) Person all of Ravenswood; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.
Service will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home. Committal service with military honors will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV.
Kenneth Gerald Donohew, 78, of Evans, WV, passed away September 28, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston, WV.
He was born May 9, 1936, in Evans, WV, a son of the late Ernie Denver and Daisy Violet (Barr) Donohew. His brother, Wilbur Donohew, and his sister, Lillian Hoschar also preceded him in death.
He was a United States Army veteran, a farmer, and a retired inspector and loader from Kaiser Aluminum with 31 years services. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, a member of the Jackson County Horse Club, Inc., and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trading.
Survivors include his sons, Steve and his wife Linda Donohew, Calvin and his wife Lisa Donohew, and Brett Donohew, all of Evans; grandchildren, Jeremy Donohew, Joshua Donohew, Cassie Donohew, Kristy Shaver, Branden Birthisel, Justin Birthisel, Stacy McCune, and Mindy Smith; six great grandchildren; brothers, Grant Donohew and Carroll Donohew, both of Evans, sisters, Vesta Livingston of Evans, and Christina King of Ripley.
Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating, and military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. Private interment will be in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV.
GARY L. HUGHES
Gary L. Hughes, 64, of Ravenswood, WV, went home to be with the Lord Jesus, on September 26, 2014, following a brave battle with an extended illness. He was surrounded by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Flinn Hughes, and his loving family. Gary was born in Ravenswood, July 18, 1950, a son of the late Blaine Young and Hazel Elva (Casto) Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Gary was a school bus operator for Jackson County Schools with 41 years of service, and a funeral attendant with Casto Funeral Home for 22 years. He will be remembered as one of the most popular bus drivers for Ravenswood High School extra-curricular events. He impacted others more by his example of hard work, honesty and loyalty than by his words. He lived and worked on his family farm his entire life with most of those years spent operating Riverview Dairy. He was a lay minister in several churches, most recently the Ravenswood Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sharon Darlene (Flinn) Hughes; three children (the pride of his life); Jason E. Hughes (Carrie), Jared B. Hughes (Lora), Amanda Hughes Rawson (Kevin); eleven grandchildren, Lakyn Hughes Bourgeois (Caleb), Logan Hughes Harless (Steven), Savannah Hughes, Michaela Hughes, Lane Hughes, Travis Rawson, Ross Hughes, Ethan Rawson, Hayden Hughes, Cameron Rawson and Grayson Hughes; two great grandsons, Carson Bourgeois and Landon Harless; and one sister, Gloria Hughes of Ravenswood.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, with Pastor Mac Riggins of the Ravenswood Church of God officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3—8 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014, at the funeral home,
Donations can be made in Gary’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at P O Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. The Hughes family extends their deepest appreciation to all those who prayed for Gary and a special thanks to The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio for their exceptional care, Fresenius Dialysis Center staff of Ripley, and CAMC—Memorial Division.
DEBRA JANE YOUNG
Debra Jane Young, 53, of Ripley, WV, passed away September 20, 2014, in CAMC Memorial Division.
She was born October 15, 1960, in Greencastle, IN, a daughter of the late David Russell Frazier, and Sudie Anna (Cottengin) Frazier Hackney. Her brothers, Rex Frazier and William Frazier also preceded her in death.
Prior to her illness she had always been employed in sales, with her most recent position being a family service counselor for Jackson County Memory Gardens. She loved her family, and was a member of the Grace Community Church, Fairplain.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Lee Young; children, Kevin Ray and his wife, Tara Conner of Ashland, KY, Jennifer Newman of Ripley, Jeremy and his wife, Elizabeth Young of Bowling Green, KY, and Joseph A. Young of Silverton; ten grandchildren; brothers, Charles Frazier, Larry Frazier, Ronnie Frazier, and Darrell Frazier, and sisters, Shirley Frazier, and Linda Johnson.
Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Grace Community Church, Fairplain, with Pastor Tim Parsons officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, has been entrusted with arrangements.
GEORGE ROBERT DELONG
George Robert DeLong, 60, of Ogden, UT, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, passed away March 1, 2014, at his home.
He was born June 18, 1953, in Ravenswood, a son of the late George G. and Clara Jewell Harmon Delong. His brothers, Cyril DeLong, Charles L. DeLong, Cecil DeLong, Paul DeLong, and Allen Harmon, and sisters, Betty Harmon Pickens, and Nina Harmon Roush, also preceded him in death.
He grew up in Ravenswood, and was a member of the Ravenswood High School graduating class of 1971.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Mark McComas officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.
GERALD WALLACE RIGGS
Gerald Wallace Riggs, 72, of Kenna, WV, passed away September 4, 2014, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was born February 7, 1942, in Sandyville, WV a son of Lillian (Wilson) Riggs Atwell of Sandyville, and the late Carl Riggs. His son, Carl R. “C.R.” Riggs, stepmother, Myrtle Riggs, and a stepbrother, Lou Morgan, also preceded him in death.
He was a United States Army veteran, and a retired truck driver. He was formerly employed by Liquid Transport, Charleston, and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #175, Charleston. He was a member of Ashton Lodge #12, AF & AM, Ravenswood and the VFW, Ripley.
He enjoyed going to the fair, and truck and tractor pulls. His CB handle was “Bone Crusher,” and he was known for driving the truck with the big yellow banana.
In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife Helen Jewel (Gibson) Riggs; son, Bryan Riggs of Kenna; stepdaughter, Teresa (Brent) Casto of Troutman, NC; brothers, Devon Riggs and Dewayne Riggs both of Sandyville; stepbrothers, Max Morgan and Keith Morgan both of Sandyville; grandsons, Nathan Riggs and David Riggs, and step grandchildren, Rachel Dixon, Richard Ratliff, Adam Casto and Sarah Casto.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley, and Masonic graveside rites by Ashton Lodge # 12, AF & AM, Ravenswood. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.
PERRY R. MERRITT, SR.
Perry Roosevelt Merritt, Sr., 87, of Ripley, WV, passed away August 31, 2014, in CAMC General Division, with his family by his side.
He was born October 3, 1926, in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Freeman C. and Dora Opal (Cunningham) Merritt. His sister, Ora Morris, also preceded him in death.
He was a World War II, and Korean War United States Army veteran. He was a graduate of Glenville State College and held degrees in business and public health. He was a retired administrator of the Jackson County Health Department with nearly 30 years of service. He was a former member of the West Virginia Board of Sanitation, and the Ripley City Council.
He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley, and he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty Jean (Daniels) Merritt; sons, Perry Merritt, Jr. of Ravenswood, and Barry Brian Merritt of Kenna; daughters, Kimberly Lynn Merritt, and Candice Renee Davis both of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Agnes Parrill, Doris “Liz LeMac” Boggs, and Della “Babe” Davis, all of Spencer; grandchildren, Megan Renee Davis, Jamie Lee Davis Peyton, and Brittany Marie Merritt, and great grandchildren, Ethan Michael Davis and Holden Peyton.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Jackson County Library.
Lucille Laughlin, 95, of Marietta, OH, passed away August 31, 2014, in the Marietta Center.
She was born October 13, 1918, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late James Blaine and Roxie (Battin) Shockey. Her husband, Guy S. Laughlin, a grandson, Donald R. Hill, II, a brother and three sisters, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, WV, a lifetime member of the volunteer program at Camden Clark Medial Center, and a member of Modern Woodman of America. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sheila Laughlin of Ravenswood, and David Laughlin of Fairmont, WV; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Don Hill of Peterstown, WV, and Sue and Roger Inman of Williamstown, WV; sister, JoAnn Wright of Huntington, WV; grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Hill, Marti (Billy) Hescht, Scott (Denise) Inman, Lance (Samantha) Inman, Ty Laughlin, Whitney Laughlin, Jonathan Laughlin, and Joshua Laughlin; 12 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Minister Mark Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.