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Virgil Steven Ketterman, 63, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 10, 1958, in Maysville, he was a son of Sara Katherine (Ayers) Ketterman of Petersburg, W.Va. and the late Virgil Edward Ketterman.

In addition to his father, Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta (Davy) Ketterman; one sister, Brenda Ketterman Campbell; and two brothers-in-law, Tony Wimer and Bobby Mongold.

Along with his mother, he is survived by one son, Wesley Steven Ketterman of Maysville; stepdaughter, Michelle Laub; his former wife and mother of his son, Yvonne Laub Tristan of Maysville; two grandchildren; a number of stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Betty Mongold of Petersburg, Sara J. Wimer of Maysville and Phyllis Laub (Clayton) of Petersburg; one brother, Gary A. Ketterman (Denise) of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Steve attended Petersburg High School and was a timberman and logger. He later worked for Hi-Vac and the pipeline. Steve loved the outdoors and was a hunter and fisherman.

He never met a stranger and was always willing to help his friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were Friday evening in the chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Pastor Glenn Vance Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ketterman family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 N. Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.

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


Janet Irene Sites McCarty, 81, of Petersburg, W.Va., formerly of Burlington, W.Va., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at her residence while under the care of Grant Memorial Hospice.

Born March 6, 1941, in Scherr, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Walter Roosevelt and Cora Ethel (Winters) Weasenforth.

Twice married she was preceded in death by both husbands, Junior Lee Sites on Jan. 25, 2006 and Samuel McCarty; a son-in-law, Leroy Dolly; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Sites; two grandchildren, Brandon Roy Sites and Ashley Irene Steward; two great-grandchildren, Titus Kline and Ariah Snow; two sisters, Leslie Rexrode and Marie Farrer; and four brothers, Theodore, Elmer and Richard Weasenforth and Robert Winters.

Mrs. Sites was formerly employed at the Kinney Shoe Factory in Romney, W.Va.

Surviving are her children, Cindy Dolly and husband Donald of Burlington, Sandy Eichelberger and husband Buck of New Creek, W.Va., Susie Whetzel of Petersburg, Patty Sites of Burlington, Roy Sites of Burlington and Troy Sites of Old Fields, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, David Weasenforth of Burlington and two sisters, Jane Aronhalt of Burlington and Mabel Krause of Baltimore, Md., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Coleman Clark officiating.

Interment will be in the Knobley Memorial Gardens, New Creek.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Sites’ obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.

Mrs. Zelda Montgomery Dove, 80, of 53 Martins Farm Road, Petersburg, W.Vs., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, with her family by her side.

Born Jan. 28, 1942, in Naugatuck, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Columbus Montgomery and Zola Canada Montgomery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Floyd Dove; one sister, Mary Farley; two brothers, Clyde Montgomery and Claude Montgomery; and one stepdaughter, Mildred Hensley.

Mrs. Dove was married to Pastor Floyd Dove until his death in 2015 and served alongside him faithfully in the ministry for 48 years. She was a life member of the Nolan Free Will Baptist Church in Nolan, W.Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Denise (Grady) Ware of Crimora, Va. and Sandra (Boots) Knight of Petersburg; three grandsons, Dustin and Dakota Lockard and Jonathan Knight of Petersburg; three special granddaughters Jayne Combs of Maysville W.Va., Jennifer Douglas of Maryland and Brittany Opperman of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Swannee (Dan) Thomas of Somerset, Ky. and Marylin (Garland) Gilman of Delbarton, W.Va.; four stepsons, James (Jeanie) Dove of Petersburg, Steve (Shirlene) Dove, Thomas (Joyce) Dove and Ray (Loretta) Dove all of Chattaroy, W.Va.; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and also had three special nephews, Clifford, John and Tim Farley.

Funeral services were Friday morning in the chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Jeff Barger officiating. Interment followed in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va.

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospital, 100 Hospital Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanah, UT 84741.

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

Goldie Marie (Burgess) “Granny” Berg, 91, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at E.A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Baker, W.Va.

Born Jan. 12, 1931, in Falls, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Charles Roosevelt Burgess and Ethel Christine (Mongold) Burgess.

In addition to her parents, Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald “Bus” Berg; two daughters, Gloria Jean Evans and Shelly Lee Stump; one son, David Wayne Berg; great-granddaughter, Megan Grace Turner; one infant great-grandson, Joseph Kohl Stumbo; two brothers, Ronald Burgess and an infant brother; and three sisters, E. Frances Hinton and two infant sisters.

She is survived by one son, Donnie Berg and wife Teresa of Moorefield, W.Va.; one daughter, Marion Delawder of Maysville; 10 grandchildren including two that Goldie raised after the passing of their mother, Jesse (Tiffany) Stump and Samantha (Timothy) Shockey; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Cloer of North Carolina and Judy Kimble of Lahmansville, W.Va.; one brother, Donald Burgess of Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Goldie was a homemaker who loved her family. She had a sense of humor and enjoyed chatting with family and friends. She opened her home to those in need. Goldie enjoyed gardening and fishing and loved her animals. She was a Christian by faith and was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church. She worked for the Grant County Commission on Aging and was a dishwasher at the American Legion for several years.

Funeral services were Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va., with Pastor Vivan Watts officiating. Burial was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va.

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

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