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Marie Cornett, 61, of Petersburg, W.Va., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 23, 1958, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John Anthony Genovesi and Ida (Helms) Genovesi Feehan. 

Marie owned and operated Natural Designs by Marie in Petersburg. She previously worked at FNB Bank, Romney, W.Va. Marie was actively involved in Love Church, Moorefield, W.Va. 

Marie was an amazing woman who touched many lives and it was a blessing to have known her. Anyone who met Marie saw the love that she had for her Heavenly Father and her true devotion to walking in her faith.  Marie took pride in all her sons’ accomplishments and she felt truly blessed to have them in her life. She also loved all her grandchildren who were the “light of her life.” She had been an active volunteer with hospice and the James Isaac House (pregnancy resource center). 

She is survived by her husband, G. James Cornett; three sons, James L. Bell Jr. of Sittard, Netherlands, Anthony J.(Melissa) Bell of Chesapeake, Va. and Samuel D. (Samantha) Bell of Dunn Loring, Va.; three stepdaughters, Megan Flynn (Thomas Burgess) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Debra A. Cornett  and Leslie A. Cornett both of New Freedom, Pa.; one stepson, Joseph M. (Rebekah) Bon Jr. of Abingdon, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Maria Bell, Brandon Bell, Jamison Rozsa, Hannah Rozsa, Juliette Bell, Violet Bell, Charlotte Bell, Tyler Bon, Eliyanah Bon, Silas Bon, Noah Cornett, and Liliana Smith; one goddaughter, Virtue Otome; two brothers, John A. (Lina) Genovesi of Princeton, N.J. and Dan (Maria) Genovesi of Yardley, Pa.; three nieces; and two nephews.

“Her children arise and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praises her”

A celebration of life service was Sunday afternoon at Love Church with Pastor Dixie Murray and Pastor Elisha Okoromoba officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Stewartstown, Pa. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Love Church, 200 Loves Way, Moorefield, WV  26836.

Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Robert Eugene Ellison, 85, of Petersburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 29, 1933, in Mercer County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert and Lora Lee (Fink) Ellison. 

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella J. (Cudnik) Ellison in 2003; and two sisters, Bernice “Jackie” McCoy and June Cornett. 

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a life member of the Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 and was honorary commander for life of American Legion Post 78 in Petersburg.

He retired from General Motors in 1984.  He and his wife moved to Ocean City, Md. where they operated a restaurant and later moved to West Virginia in 1990.  They operated the Galley Restaurant in Petersburg until 2003.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman 

He is survived by his daughter, Dawn M. (Chad) Ellison and granddaughter, Sophie of Petersburg; Bob’s companion for 16 years, Norma J. Bible; and two sisters, Kathryn Bell of Beckley, W.Va. and Janet Coyne of Ocala, Fla.

All services were private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Burlington United Methodist Family Services, 539 New Creek Hwy., Keyser, WV  26726.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com. 

Sandra Kaye (Alt) Mongold, 67, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Jan. 7, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of late Henry Rudolph Alt and Barbara Jean (Anderson) Alt. 

Kaye was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 1970. She was a daycare provider for many years. She was employed at Advantage Foods, Grant County Nursing Home and recently retired from Pilgrim’s Pride.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Roger W. Mongold; one daughter, Kimberly S. Burgess and husband Brent of Petersburg; two sons, Roger W. Mongold II and Blake G. Mongold, both of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Chase Mongold, Alec Burgess, Lacey Mongold and Jenna Burgess; stepmother, Diane S. Alt of Rockville, Md.; three brothers,   Bradley C. Alt and wife Angie of Brookeville, Md., H. Mark Alt and wife Ellyn of Fishersville, Va. and      Daniel P. Alt of Scherr, W.Va.; two sisters, Delena D. Wirth and husband, Keith of Little Chute, Wis. and Shanna E. Alt of Rockville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Lynn Durbin officiating.  Burial was in the Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Jenny Ours Harney, 57, of Fairmont, W.Va., passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family. 

Born Oct. 22, 1961, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Joann Harman Ours. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Ours.

Jenny graduated from Petersburg High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Fairmont State College in 1982. She was a member of Alpha XI Delta Sorority at Fairmont State. She was an elementary teacher in Marion County and enjoyed her time at Barnes and Jayenne elementary schools. Her former students appreciated her guidance and love and they would greet her with praise. In 1985, she was recognized and received the Gold Congressional Award for Voluntary Community Service and Personal Excellence in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. She was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star 146 in Petersburg. Those who knew Jenny, understood her love of traveling and growing beautiful flowers. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Courtney Morgan Harney Sr.; three daughters, Brittany Moore and her husband Matthew, Joann Harney and Margaret Harney, all of Fairmont; one son, C. Morgan Harney Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her pride and joy, her three grandchildren, Trenton, Lochlan and Tynlee Moore; one brother, John Ours and his wife Cindy of Petersburg; two sisters, Jane Bensenhaver and her husband Dewey of Petersburg and Judy Cooper and her husband Dave of Fairmont; sister-in-law Pamela Tomblin Ours of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Christ Episcopal Church, Fairmont, with the Reverend Jordan Trumble presiding. 

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.

Verda Kisamore Bennett, age 92, of Petersburg, formerly of Cabins, died Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 30, 1927, in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Joel Kisamore and Clara (Dolly) Kisamore. On December 4, 2014 she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Austin “Buck” Bennett. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Burl Kisamore, Marvin Kisamore and Jonas Kisamore; three sisters, Vercie Carr, Velma Phares Lyon and an infant sister; and one grandson.

Mrs. Bennett attended schools at the Forman School House, Lahmansville, and the Long Hollow High School. She was a member of the Corner United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Mildred Whetzel and Loretta Alt, both of Petersburg and Ronda Barger of Maysville; three sisters, Ester K. Vernon of Richmond, Ethel Phares Dickerson of Amissville, Va. and Otie K. Whitaker of Oak Harbor, Wash.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Interment was at the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the North Fork Ruritan Club c/o Peggy Nelson or to the donor’s choice.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Thelma Gail Kile Stickler, 83, of Toms Brook, Va. passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 in Cabins, W.Va.

Born Sept. 23, 1936, in Cabins, she was the daughter of the late Harman Clyde and Bernice Ours Kile. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Lee Stickler.

She was a member of the Toms Brook United Methodist Church. She had worked as a secretary for the Shenandoah Coun- ty Schools for 23 years and the secretary-treasurer for the Town of Toms Brook.

She is survived by her children, Mark Stephen Stickler and wife Virginia of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and Leta Stickler of Toms Brook; one granddaughter, Misty Sutherly of Mt. Jackson, Va.; one brother, Clyde Kile of Cabins; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m., at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va.

A graveside service for Mrs. Stickler will be conducted at Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Lebanon Church Cemetery, Strasburg, with the Rev. Dr. Stan Thompson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Fauber, Scott Rinker, Wayne Bly, Greg Neff, Jay Johnson and Daryl Bowers.

Memorials may be made to Toms Brook United Methodist Church.

You may sign the guest book and submit condolences to the family online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, Va.is serving the family of Mrs. Stickler.

Anna Jane (Evans) Mongold, 82, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 20, 1937, in Jordan Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harrison Benjamin Evans and Ethel Ruhama (Mallow) Evans.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delro William Mongold in 2008; seven brothers, John, Edward, Leonard, Ora “Jim”, Robert, Verlin and Rev. Harold Evans; and one sister, Bessie Evans.  Mrs. Mongold was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Anna Jane was a nurse’s aide at Grant Memorial Hospital for several years and also worked at Allied Egry. She was a member of Maysville Bible Brethren Church. 

She is survived by three sons, Pastor Randal “Toje” Mongold and wife Barbara  of Petersburg, Ronald “Skeet” Mongold and wife Brenda of Maysville, Donald “Ott” Mongold and wife Becky of Summitt Point, W.Va.; one daughter, Leisa “Suz” Cleaver of Petersburg; nine grandchildren, Dr. Derek Mongold, Charity Wolford, Jessica Sowers, Roshawna Iman, Gabriel Mongold, Nathaniel Mongold, Joshua Mongold, Drew Mongold and Monica Mongold; 10 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Lynn Durbin officiating. Burial was in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials donations may be made to the Gideons International. 

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.                 

Jean Marie (Elrick) DiGiustino, 91, of Mount Storm, W.Va., died at home Monday, Oct 7, 2019, surrounded by her family. 

Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Cumberland, Md., she was the youngest child of John Edwin Elrick and Alverda Leora (Oates) Elrick. 

After graduating from Bayard High School, she attended Potomac State College and Fairmont State University to train as a teacher. Many of the students who passed through her classrooms at Mount Storm Grade School and Union Elementary School remained in touch until the end of her life. 

Those who loved her will remember her as warm, wise, and quick-witted. Throughout her life, Jean took great pleasure in reading, gardening, and playing music. Though she would modestly disagree, she baked the best angel food cake anyone tasting it had ever eaten. Her family meant everything to her, as did she to them.

Jean was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Charles DiGiustino; her siblings, Donald E. Elrick, John R. Elrick, and Doris K. Mathews; and her lifelong friend Phyllis Ganyu. 

Surviving her are three daughters, Linda Sabak and husband Andrew, of Fairmont, W.Va., Michele Hanlin and husband Terry, of Mount Storm and Beth DiGiustino of Latrobe, Pa.;  three grandchildren, Ben Hanlin and wife Cassie of Petersburg, W.Va., Nina Sabak of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Michael Hanlin of Morgantown, W.Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Marshall Hanlin of Petersburg. Close friend Ellen Hanlin and Jean’s beloved cat, Jethro, also survive. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Grant Memorial Home Care and Grant Memorial Hospice, and especially to Suenette Barr and Wendy Harvey.

All arrangements are private and entrusted to the care of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Garrett County Animal Shelter or the Allegheny Mountain Top Library.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.                        

Roy “Pete” Dwain Hanlin went to be with the Lord at the age of 82 years old, at the Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, Md. After a long battle with Asbestosis and COPD, he is no longer suffering.

Born July 4, 1937, in Mount Storm, W.Va., he was the son to the late John H. Hanlin and Mae Kitzmiller Hanlin. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Hanlin; and sister, Linda Mooreland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carol F. (Pennington) Hanlin; their two children, Timothy D. Hanlin and Darren R. Hanlin; their granddaughter, Ashlyn E. Hanlin and her boyfriend Zachary Stevens; and his two sisters, Sue Henley and Bonnie Talbot. 

He was a man that loved his family, friends, his work, and his cats more than anything. Roy was a hard-working man his whole life; his knowledge was well respected. Through his work at Vepco, Potomac Metal and Mineral Fab, he made many lifelong friends and relationships.

He is loved, and will be missed by many.

Family and friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Hwy. SW, Cresaptown, Md., today (Tuesday), from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Walker officiating. 

In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated following the funeral service. His cremated remains will be buried in Maysville, W.Va. 

Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com. 

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