Weston Democrt Obits - October 1, 2014

  • Robert Nelson Booth
    Robert "Bob" Nelson Booth, age 82, of Buckhannon, passed away at 3:58 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the VA Nursing Home in Clarksburg.
    He was born at home on Peck's Run in Buckhannon on Jan. 13, 1932: a son of the late Nelson Burdell Booth and Hattie Genevieve Lewis.
    On May 19, 1956, he married the love of his life, the former Mildred Casto and they celebrated 58-years of marriage.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Debbie Booth of Buckhannon, David (Betty) Booth of Bridgeport, and Jody (Steven) Stewart of Huron Ohio; three grandchildren, Ben Booth, Tyler Stewart and Emily Stewart; one great-grandson, Bentley Booth; and several nieces, including Mary Ann Spears of Morgantown.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings, Ford Abbott Booth and Lemoine "Sue" Reger.
    Bob was an honored veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Sergeant in the Korean War. He later retired as a welder from Union Carbide Corp. with several years of service. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, gardening and canning, feeding the birds, reading about the Civil War, watching westerns and Nascar, and cheering for the Washington Redskins and WVU Mountaineer Football.
    Bob's request for cremation has been honored and his family invites all to join them for a Graveside Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct, 2, at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Philippi with Rev. Wease Day officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Bob Booth. 
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Jack Milton Lambert
    Jack Milton Lambert, age 84, of Lost Creek, passed away at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at his home in his own bed, cared for in his passing by his wife and family.
    He started his life in Wallace:a son of the late Denzil and Lexie Lambert on April 10, 1930. His little sister, Elizabeth, survives.
    He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Ellen Gainer, whom he married May 25, 1951.
    They had seven children, two of whom preceded him in death, Martha Jo and a little boy; and five who strive to continue his legacy, James Lambert and wife, Diana, and their children, Joseph, Andrea and Olivia; Cathy Burnside and husband, Greg, and their children, Rachel and Eric; John Lambert and wife, Sarah, and their child, Obadiah; Jerry Lambert and wife, Victoria, and their children, Jacob, Rebecca and Lou-Ellen; and Jeff Lambert. 
    He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, all known as "Pistol Pete." He will be sadly missed by his dogs who have grown accustomed to daily rides and too many biscuits and much too much cheese.
    Lambert was a lifelong earthmover, tinkerer, fixer, planner, designer, builder and thinker. After serving in the U.S. Army in Austria during the Korean War, he worked the coal industry from general laborer to owner of mines, making many a millionaire their millions. He would run bulldozers for fun and flew planes and sailplanes for excitement. He loved old trains and old machines. If it was big and powerful he wanted to run it, tear it down and build it again. His passion in life was to improve upon whatever came before, to make whatever he touched better, stronger or more powerful than before he encountered it. He got the most of machines and people.
    Friends and family may gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, from the funeral home chapel.
    Everyone is encouraged to bring their best story to share with family and friends.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Pike Stream, Gas and Horse Association in Brownville, Pa.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jack Lambert. 
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Russell E. McCormick
    Russell E. McCormick, age 89, of Jakes Run Road, Lost Creek, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in the United Hospital Center, following an extended illness. 
    Mr. McCormick was a retired welder for CNG Transmission with 40-years of service. He was born in Valley Chapel on Oct. 7, 1924: a son of the late Charles Earl and Octavia L. Jackson McCormick.
    He married Lucille Marie Miller McCormick on Sept. 6, 1949, who survives. 
    Also surviving are one son, Tom (Jeannie) McCormick of Lost Creek; two daughters, Rose (Denny) Chamberlain of Lost Creek and Cheryl (Dave) Allman of Lost Creek; three grandchildren, Zach McCormick and his fiancé, Michelle Goad, Emily Allman and her companion, Robbie McIntyre and Denny Chamberlain, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Landen McIntyre; one brother, Fred Jackson (Tassie) McCormick of Dillingham, Alaska; one sister, Mavis (Eugene) Riffle of Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews. 
    He was also preceded in death by twin infant sons, Franklin and Charles McCormick; one sister, Catherine Phillips; and four brothers, Ray, Loren, Chuck and Jessie McCormick.
    Mr. McCormick was a U.S. Navy veteran having served on the USS Paul Hamilton during WWII. He was a former member of the Stonewall Jackson Bass Masters Association. He was also a dirt track enthusiast, enjoyed fishing and dirt bikes and spending time with his best friend, his dog, Sugar. Mr. McCormick was Methodist by faith. 
    Family and friends called at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street in Nutter Fort, Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 - 8 p.m. where funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Carr presiding. Interment followed in the Rockford Cemetery where full military graveside rites were conducted. 
    Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com, a service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.
  • Kenneth Lee Radcliff
    Kenneth Lee Radcliff, age 64, of Broad Run Road in Jane Lew, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, following an extended illness. 
    He was born in Richwood on Jan. 12, 1950: son of the late Bernard "Rube" Radcliff and Rosie (Smith) Radcliff. 
    On May 19, 2007, he married Kathryn D. (Taylor) Radcliff, who survives.
    Radcliff is also survived by two sisters, Juanita (Bobby) Lake and Barbara Henline, both of Bridgeport and several nieces and nephews. 
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Radcliff and three sisters, Betty Eisenhardt, Anna "Micky" Waters and Jewell Radcliff.
    He was a retired health service assistant with Weston State Hospital and William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospitals of Weston. He was a member of the Real Life Church of Shadybrook. Radcliff was a graduate of Lewis County High School of Weston. His hobbies include boating, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed being with family and will be missed.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Kelly Legg officiating. Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew. 
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Kenneth may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Lee Radcliff.
  • Ramona Merle Ramsburg
    Ramona Merle Ramsburg, age 85, of Main Street in Jane Lew, passed away at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following a brief illness.
    She was born in Berlin on Nov. 24, 1928: a daughter of the late Hugh and Merle Corathers Lipps.
    On Dec. 24, 1947, she married Joseph Edward Ramsburg and they celebrated 56-years of marriage before his passing on May 9, 2004.
    She is survived by one son, David (Beverly) Ramsburg of Jane Lew; two grandsons, David Hugh Ramsburg, II, of Morgantown and Derrick Joseph Ramsburg of Fairmont; two great-grandchildren, Jamison Taylor Ramsburg and Grayson Edward Ramsburg; four sisters, Norma (Bill) Coffindaffer of Morgantown, Norrine (Ottis) Westfall of Jane Lew, Lucille Cox of Ravenswood and Martha Lipps of Jane Lew; one brother, Tom (Kitty) Lipps of Berlin.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Lipps.
    Ramona was employed as the office manager for Standard Gas in Jane Lew for 53-years. She was the treasurer and active member of the First Methodist Church in Jane Lew and also served as the treasurer for the Jane Lew Methodist Charge.
    She was a member of the Methodist Women, Jane Lew High School Alumni Association and the Weston Chapter of the WV Garden Club.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, on Friday, Oct. 3, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ramona Ramsburg. 
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
  • Carolyn Sue Renart
    Carolyn Sue Heath Renart, 63, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Atlantic City Hospital-Mainland Division, Pomana, N.J., following a long illness.
    She was born in Lewis County on Oct. 24, 1951: daughter of the late Manus Parker Heath and Mary Madeline Alkire Heath.
    Surviving are her children, John W. (Christina) Renart, III, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Rebecca A. (Ben) Kadrmas and Kimberley S. (John) Wade; eight grandchildren, Benjamin, Kaitlyn, Samantha and Tyler Kadrmas and Michael, Brandon, Jaden and Gavin Wade.
    She is also survived by one sister, Linda Maines and companion, Bill Almond of Egg Habor, Township, N.J.; three brothers Charles (Lori) Heath of Rock Cave, Manus (Cindy) Heath of Jane Lew and Michael Heath of Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Carol was a devoted and loving mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She was a caregiver for many years in the southern N.J. area. Carol was a strong women who fought a courageous battle for life. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.
    Cremation arrangements will be provided by Boakes Funeral Home, Mays Landing, N.J. 
    A private service will be held by her N.J. family and memorial service will be held by her W.Va. family at a later time.