Pendleton County, West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices

ALLEN -- Mrs. Laura Alice
Mrs. Laura Alice Allen died December 22, 1956 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Kisamore of Headwaters, Va., at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 27 days. Mrs. Allen was born September 26, 1876 at Teterton. The daughter of the late I. Y. and Lucinda Hedrick, she was a life-long resident of Pendleton County, until three years ago when she moved with her daughter to Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Allen, and two sons. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Kisamore, nine grand-children and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the EUB Church at Onego. Burial was in the Hedrick Cemetery at Teterton. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) 3 Jan 1952]

ALT -- John Robert
Alt, Native Of Pendleton, Dies John Robert Alt, a native of Pendleton County, died Monday morning at his home in Moorefield after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie E. Cook Alt, Moorefield; and these sons and daughters, Mrs. Verdie Alt and Charles H. Alt, of Harrisonburg; Dayton C. Alt, Hinton; Mrs. Minnie Thomas, Alexandria; Mrs. Brozie G. Thompson, Franklin; Mrs. Charles M. Borror, Brushy Run; Mrs. Roger Yankey, Rig; Mrs. Andy Champ, Cabins; Fred G. Alt, Keyser. Also one sister in the west and a brother Clarence Alt of Antiock, W. Va. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from Wilson Chapel at Brushy Run with the Rev. Charles Godwin, of Moorefield, officiating. Burial was at Brushy Run. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) 28 Mar 1956]

ALT, Joseph Clinton
Funeral Services this Morning for Joseph C. Alt, 77. Joseph Clinton Alt, 77, a retired Upper Tract farmer, died at his home early Tuesday morning after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services will be held from the Upper Tract Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member, this morning at 11 o'clock by his pastor, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards.
 Mr. Alt was born at Landes in Grant County, November 7, 1883, a son of Michael H. and Mary S. Judy Alt. He was first married to Martha Ellen Judy who passed away December 31, 1957. On October 21, 1958 he was married to Ethel Ratlieff by the Rev. Jonathan Edwards. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sisters and six brothers. They are: Mrs. Verdelia Martin, petersburg; Mrs. Edgar Reel, Cabins; Kenny H., Dewey M., Ora E., all of Petersburg; Victor C., Landes; Virgil C., Mouth of Seneca and Louie B., Moorefield. One brother preceded him in death. Interment will be in the Cherry Hill Cemetery at Upper Tract by Brown Funeral Service. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Jan 19, 1961

Last Rites for Don Arbogast Held December 24. Don Arbogast, 69, a well known farmer of Cherry Grove, died Saturday evening, December 21, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va. Born December 21, 1894 at Circleville, he was a son of Alfred Freddie and Sarah Wyant Arbogast. His wife, the former Icie Teter, survives. He is also survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Elva) Wamsley, Mill Creek; Mrs. Cynthia Teter, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Bonnie Mills, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Maynard (Rosa Lee) Campbell,and Mrs. Eddie (Betty Jean) Pennington, Elkins; seven sons, Delbert, Beverly; Hoy, of Alliance, Ohio; Dremis, at home; Coy, Wooster, Ohio, Guy, Elkins [end cut off] [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Jan 9, 1964]

ARMENTROUT, Mrs. Margie Katharine
Final Rites for Mrs. Armentrout Friday. Funeral services were held last Friday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Margie Katharine Armentrout, who passed away at her residence near Mouth of Seneca June 15. The Rev. C. F. Hickle conducted the service at the High Rock Church. A daughter of James M. and Catherine Teter Harper, Mrs. Armentrout was born at Circleville August 10, 1901. She was a member of the EUB Church, and married to Grover C. Armentrout, who preceded her in death. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. William (Grace) Smith, Indianapolis, Ind., Carrie Armentrout, Arlington, Va., and Ruby, Ann and Jean, all at home; also surviving are four sons, John, Columbus, Indiana, and Arthur, Guy and Ray, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bland, Kilgore, Ohio, and Mrs. Zellie Blizzard, Riverton; and three brothers, Olin Harper, Carrolton, Ohio, Will Harper, Whitmer, and Frank Harper, Riverton and five grandchildren. Interment was in the family cemetery by Brown Funeral Service. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) June 23, 1955]

Services Held in Virginia for Mrs. Annie Armstrong. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at Midland, Va. for Mrs. Annie Hevener Armstrong, 76, who died Monday in Hermitage Methodist Home, Richmond, Va. Mrs. Armstrong was born April 24, 1886, a daughter of the late William and Jane Rexrode Hevener, of Brandywine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hendren. Surviving her is a son, William Oliver, and two grandchildren, of Texas, also a sister, Mrs. Mary Spreeman, Baltimore, Md. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Feb 7, 1963]

FAUT, Mrs. Mary
Parkersburg, W. Va., July 30.--Mrs. Mary Faut, wife of E. W. Faut, Mayor of Franklin, Pendleton County, W. Va., committed suicide by hanging herself with rope tied around the stove pipe in her kitchen. Mrs. Faut's mind was affected. Source: The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana) Wednesday, July 30,1890  Transcribed by: D. Oberst

HOOVER, Mrs. Amanda Jane
Wife of Charles Hoover, of Moyers, was born Aug 11, 1872, and died at her home Nov 14, 1942, aged 70 yrs, 3 mos., 3 days. Funeral service were held from St. John's Lutheran church, at Moyers, by the pastor, Rev. Rullman.  [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Nov 1942]

HOOVER, George
Ruddle Native Died Thursday. Broadway, Aug 17 - George Hoover, 76, well known resident, died at Rockingham Memorial hospital, Harrisonburg, yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hoover, and was born near Ruddle, W.Va. He had been ill 6 weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from Mt. Hope Lutheran church, near Upper Tract.  [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Aug 22 1942]

HUFFMAN - William L.
Huffman Dies in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were conducted last Saturday at Lebanon, Pa., for William Lewis Huffman, 82, a former resident of Pendleton county. Mr. Huffman was born at Dahmer in Pendleton County, a son of George Amos and Millie Eye Huffman. He moved to Lebanon in 1926. He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Rexrode of the Thorn, 4 children, a brother Robert M. Huffman of Lebanon, and a sister, Mrs. Lula Kile of Hinton, Va. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) Nov 27, 1958]

JOHNSON, Margaret M.
Wife of W. B. Johnson, was born in Pendleton county, West Virginia, 14 Nov 1826, and died at her home near Jamesport, Daviess co, Mo, 4 Oct 1877. She professed religion in 1863 and joined the MECS … -- SS Hardin [Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 24 Oct. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler]

JUDY, Mrs. Loretta
Mrs. Otis Bonner of North Main street was called to Franklin, West Virginia last week by the very critical illness of her mother, Mrs. Loretta Judy. Mrs. Bonner reached the home just a short time before the mother's death too place Thursday evening. Mrs Judy's death was due to paralysis. She was 68 years of age. Source: The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, Indiana) Monday, April 13,1931  Transcribed by: D. O.

KILE, Elmer
Elmer Kile, 22, 5491/2 South Tenth street, formerly of Franklin, West Virginia, and for the past four years an employee at the Steelton plant of the Bethlehem Steel Company, died last night at the Polyclinic Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Glennna Kile, Harrisburg; his parents and seven brothers, all of Franklin, West Virginia. Friends may call the Wilt Funeral Home, 50 South Front street Steelton, from 7 to 9 o'clock tomorrow night. The body will be sent late Friday night to Franklin where funeral services and burial will be held Saturday. Source: Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Thursday, March 17,1938  Transcribed by: D. O.

McDORMAN, Mrs. Hattie Alt
McDorman Rites Held Wednesday. Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth (Alt) McDorman, of Route 4, Harrisonburg, Va. and formerly of Pendleton County, were held last Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Wilson Methodist Chapel at Brushy Run. The Rev. B. R. Skeens, assisted by the Rev. Isaac Risser, conducted the service, and interment was in the Brushy Run Cemetery. Mrs. McDormarr was born April 20, 1889, in Pendleton County. She was twice married. Her first husband was John Robert Alt who died in 1957. On January 18, 1962, she married Walter McDorman who survives. Besides her husband, she is survived by seven children, Charles H. Alt of Harrisonburg Va., Dayton E. Alt of Hinton Va. Mrs. Raymond Yankey of Rig; Mrs Dennis Ramsey of Alabama, Mrs. Verdie Alt of Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Nina Thompson of Franklin, and Mrs. Charles Borror of Brushy Run; six step-children, Mrs. Virgil Nutter of Harrisonburg, VA., and John Richard McDorman, Mrs. Charles Fink and Mrs. Shirley Fink, all of Harrisonburg, Va., Route 4; Mrs. Andy Champ of Cabins and Fred G. Alt of Keyser. [Pendleton County Times, (Franklin, WV) June 1963]
TRUMBO -- S. O. H. was born in Pendleton county, West Virginia on Feb. 18, 1810 and died in Maquoketa, Iowa, at the home of his son on June 24, 1892. He came west with his family in 1856 and settled in this locality where during all the years that have intervened he has been honored and respected by all who knew him. Eliza Ann, the wife and partner of his joys and sorrows passed over the last river to the other shore but a few months before him, dying on Jan. 31 of the present year. Mr. Trumbo was one of a family of five girls and four boys. He has one sister living at the advanced age of 91 years. Mr. M. N. Trumbo, of this city, was his only child, and from his home where the deceased gentleman had suffered the pangs of a prolonged illness, the services were held, Rev. T. S. Oadams officiating. Herbert Bader, now of Clinton, was to the Trumbos almost a son, and made his home with them from early childhood. [Maquoketa Excelsior (Jackson, IA) July 1, 1892 - Sub. by Ken Wright]

MOLLOHAN, Mrs. Elizabeth
At about nine o'clock last Sunday morning, death came to the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Mollohan, wife of our revered friend, Mr. Charles Mollohan. She had been a great sufferer for twenty years or more, and for three years had been confined to her bed, a helpless invalid. She bore her afflictions with wonderful patience, however, and was ever cheerful and uncomplaining. The deceased was born in Pendleton county, West Virginia, October 25,1810, and was in her seventy-eighth year at the time of her death. She was married to her now bereaved husband, February 21,1833. Ten children blessed the union, four boys and six girls. Seven children share with the lonely husband and father this great loss, three children having preceded the mother to the spirit world.
Mrs. Mollohan had been a devoted member of the Methodist Church for forty-odd years, and died in the triumphs of the Christian's blessed faith. Mrs. Mollohan was in many respects a remarkable woman. She possessed an indomitable will power, strong convictions, firmness yet evenness and sweetness of character which made her a "helpmeet" indeed to her husband, and a blessed influence for good to her children. The strength and beauty of her character was conspicuously illustrated in the patience and cheerfulness with which she bore her long and painful illness. She retained her reason until the very last, and lost her speech only a few minutes before her spirit took its flight.
A large number of relatives, neighbors, and friends gathered at the farm residence, two miles south of Marion, Monday afternoon, listened to a brief but impressive service led by Rev. Mr. Exyeart, and then followed the remains to Highland cemetery. A memorial service in honor of this good woman will be held at some future time, of which due notice will be given. Marion Record (Marion, Kansas) Friday, June 22,1888  Transcribed by: D. Oberst



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