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The otabonta ime--February 2, 2012--Page 5 00bituaries Harold Lowell Gibson Harold Lowell Gibson, age 77, of Slaty Fork, died Monday, Jnauary 30, 2012. Funeral service is Satur- day, February 4, 2 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home with Sam Felton officiait- ing. Interment will be in the Gibson Cemetery. Fam- ily will receive friends Sat- urday from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Full obituary in next week's paper. Charles C. LaRue Charles C. LaRue, age 96, of Cornville, Arizona, died Thursday, January 26, 2012, at his home. Born July 11, 1915, at Hillsboro, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Mabel LaRue. Charles attended grade and high school at Hillsboro. He attended college at Con- cord College in Athens and Syracuse University. He served our country for 23 years in the Army Air Corps and Air Force during World War II and beyond, achiev- ing the rank of Major. Dur- ing the war he flew C-47s and many other aircrafts in the China-Burma-India The- ater. After retiring from the military he worked for 15 years as a physical education instructor and coach at Keams Canyon on the Hopi Reservation. He deeply loved this job working with Hopi and Navajo grade school and junior high stu- dents. He was blessed with tremendous athleticism and he was recognized as one of the top 100 athletes in West Virginia's first 100 years. Late in his life he loved walking and hiking and hiked the Grand Canyon nu- merous times. Charles belonged to Hills- bore Wesleyan Methodist Church. He was a Boy Scout leader and football player and loved rock collecting, art, beautiful things of all kinds and working with kids in sports. Charles never met a stranger. Charles "Bus" will be deepiy ssed. ...... In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Isabel Michael. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy LaRue, of Cornville, Arizona; a son, Charles Thomas LaRue, and wife, Sarah, of Flagstaff, Ari- zona; daughters, Valerie Hirschberg, and husband, Gary, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dona Sue LaRue, and James Tomkinson, of Ashby, Massachusetts; seven grand- children; and six great- grandchildren. Memorial service is Satur- day, February 4, 10 a.m at Wescott Funeral Home in Cottenwood, Arizona. In lieu of flowers memori- als may be made to the Alzheimer's Research, www.alzfdn.org or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Av- enue, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001. An online guest book is available at www.westcottfu- neralhome.com. DOUBLE YOUR WARRANTY. I The digitized version of 00ota00ontas i00ilnes archives is up and running at The Pocahontas Times office, 206 Eight Street, Main Street in Marlinton. This fascinating collection is available to the public Thursdays and Fridays of each week. Pauline Kisner Mams Pauline  "PoUy" Mae Kisner Mams, age 86, departed this life Thurs- day, January 26, MARKET REPORT Greenbrier VaUey Livestock Market Lewisburg, WV January 27, 2012 66 Head of Livestock sold, amounting to $69,242.59 Stocker and Feeder Steers and Bulls 200 - 300# $150 400 - 500# $146 - 166 500 - 600# $145 - 152 600 - 700# $101 -149.50 Over 1200# $83.50- 90.50 Jersey Steers $75 - 80 L&M - 1 Heifers 300 - 400# $149 400 - 500# $143 - 149 500 - 600# $121 - 136 Baby Calves B.H $70 Slaughter Cattle Cows $63 - 82 Culls $51 - 60 Most Sold $73 - 80 Bulls Over 1000# $93 Cow & Calf Pairs $1,185- 1,375 Hogs Shoats C.W.T. $45 Goats $67.50 - 76 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, due to complications from a stroke. She was surrounded by her family. Born November 12, 1925, at Frank, she was the youngest of five children of the late Edna Graham Kisner and Lloyd E. Kisner, Sr. Polly graduated from Green Bank High School and attended Fairmont Busi- ness College. She was called home from college to be with her parents when both of her brothers were missing in action after being shot down in airplanes during World War II. Although she never finished her degree, her grammar was perfect, her checkbook immaculately de- tailed, and reading brought her great satisfaction. She had a life long love of learn- ing and in the last few years had learned how to use email, Skype and Facebook in order to keep up with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She worked at the Sealtest Plant in Elkins in the busi- ness office, then later at Monongahela Power Com- pany. On August'5, 1950, she married the love of her life, Joseph "Joe" Edward Mams. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before Joe departed this life 17 months ago on August 21, 2010. When her children were older, she worked as a sales associate at McManus Gifts. Due to her husband's travels for sales for Zep Manufacturing, she raised her children during the week as a single parent and learned to be very self-suffi- cient. She lived in Hunting- ton and St. Albans, returning to Elkins in 1960 where she made her life for 52 years. While in Elkins, Polly was an example to all about how to raise a family and live a full life while giving back to her community. She be- longed to the First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Circle #2. She was a leader of the Hi-Fi 4- H Club, a pinwearer, a 4-H All Star, Outstanding 4-H leader, Outstanding All Star and was honored for 45 years as a 4-H leader. She served on the board for the Randolph County Commit- tee on Aging and was instru- mental in securing a new building for the Senior Cen- ter in Elkins and the new Senior Center in Harman. She was on the board of the Randolph County Blood Bank and was a five gallon blood donor. Polly was a member of the Elkins GFWC Woman's Club and past president, a member of the Emma Scott Garden Club, member of the Davis Memorial Auxiliary and worked the snack bar at the hospital for many years. Polly learned to play golf at est Festival helping with princess housing, decorating and the craft show. She was the honored grandmother of Queen SAlvia the 74th, Meredith Rae Orndorff. She was a loyal Mountaineer fan, who never missed a home football game for more than 25 years. She married a WVU graduate and was proud of the five degrees that her children earned at West Virginia University. Polly's heart touched so many lives through her work in the community, 4-H and through her children. She will be deeply missed by all. In addition to her parents and husband, she was pre- ceded in death by two sisters, Marguerite "Peg" Widney and Geraldine "Gerry" Law- ton. She is sur,ived by her daughters, Mary Catherine "Cathy" Orndorff, and hus- band, Jeffrey, of Morgan- town, and Edna Frances "Franny" King, and hus- band, Karl, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; a son, Dr. Frank Lloyd Mams, and wife, Robin, of Elkins; brothers, Lloyd E. "Dabney" Kisner, Jr. and William "Bill" Kisner, and wife, Edith; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Kilduff; grandchildren, Lori Ann Flynn, and husband, Scott, of Ellamore, Shannon Ray Hendon, of the United States Coast Guard in St. Pe- tersburg, Florida, Sarah Alli- son Sesin, and husband, Corey, of Leesburg, Virginia, Jessica Graham Orndorff, of Boston, Massachusetts, Joel Daniel Orndorff, and Mered- ith Rae Orndorff, both of Morgantown; great-grand- children, Ashton Shane Hen- don, of Elkins, Morgan Riley Owens, of Ellamore, Caro- line Grace Sesin and Eleanor Joanna Sesin, both of Lees- burg, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews who cherished her. Family will receive friends Friday, February 3, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins and Saturday, February 4, from noon - 2 p.m. A cele- bration of Polly's life is Sat- urday, February 4, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Kerens Avenue. Polly donated her body to the Human Gift Registry which is a testament to her belief that all health profes- sionals should have the best training available. Her son, Frank, a dentist, had consid- ered that part of his educa- tion so beneficial. Memorials may be sent to the following: State 4-H Camps, WVU 4-H Founda- tion, c/o Andrew Barnes, 808 Knapp Hall, PO Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26506- 6031; Randolph County Sen- ior Center, 5th Street and Railroad Avenue, Elkins, middle age and played in the ......................................................... Elks Ladies Golf Associa- tion. She was a member of the Randolph County Weaver's Guild. She excelled at many crafts including stained glass Tom's Garage Batteries • Tires • Exhaust • Computer Diagnostic - American & Imports • Transmission Flush Machine • Fuel Injection Cleaning • Jasper Engines & Transmissions Galford's Creek Road 304-456-5104 creation, knitting, sewing, • ........................................................ flower arranging, gardening and weaving. She taught all fillEENBIlIEil her daughters and grand- daughters to sew. She was a volunteer for many years with the Mountain State For- Bloodmobile - Friday, February 10, noon - 6 p.m. at the Parks and Rec building II Every Friday 2 p.m. 304-647-5833 Barn 304-646-8721 Dean Hanson PROM,SALE! OPP 5995 WV 26241; First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241. Condolences may be sent to the family at cathyorn- dorff@gmail.com or PO Box 1924, Elkins, WV 26241. The family wishes to ex- press their appreciation to the staff at Ruby Memorial Hospital especially Martha Powers, CNP. Garland D. McLaughlin On January 21,2012, Gar- land Dale "Mac" McLaugh- lin died at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Born March 28, 1925, at Cuss, he was the beloved husband of the late Ruth Hamrick McLaughlin. He was a United States Navy World War 11 veteran serving his country from 1943 to 1946. He is survived by two daughters, Claudette McLaughlin, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Rebecca Breever, of Stafford, Vir- ginia; a son Gary McLaugh- lin, of Pocatello, Idaho; four grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a sister, Betty Mahaffey, and a brother, Ray McLaughlin, both of Balti- more, Maryland. He was laid to rest beside Ruth on January 25 in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. Kitty Ann PrAtt Kitty Ann PrAtt, age 68, of Buckeye, died Saturday, Jan- uary 28, 2012, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buck- eye. Born May 31, 1943, at North Adams, Massachu- setts, she was a daughter of the late Robert John and Rena Joy Hewes Gilly. Kitty was a .homemaker and a loving mother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Gilly and William Gilly. She is survived by her hus- band, Richard T. PrAtt; daughters, Rebecca F. Dolin, Joy E. Hammons, Holly S. Boulais and Jane E. Ham- mons; sons, Richard J. Mar- shall, Rodney S. Fosselman, David C. Fosselman and Russell W. PrAtt; a sister, Paula Robinette; 24 grand- children; and 22 great-grand- children. Funeral service was Janu- ary 31 at VanReenen Funeral Home with David McCall. Loretta Dean Shears Loretta Dean Shears, age 78, of Harrisonburg, Vir- ginia, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at VMRC. Born August 14, 1933, at Washington, D. C., she was a daughter of the late Durard R. and Doris Woods Dean. Loretta was a graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, D. C., and was a member of the Harrison- burg Baptist Church. She had formerly made her home in Annandale, Virginia, prior to moving to Harrisonburg, Virginia. On October 6, 1961, she married Marlin H. Shears, who proceeded her in death on November 10, 2009. In addition to her parents and husband, she was pre- ceded in death by a brother, Michael Dean; and a half- brother, Howard Dean. She is survived by a son, Timothy D. Shears, and wife, Meredith, of Arlington, Virginia; a daughter, Amanda L. Shears-Droz, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; five grandchildren, Timothy Droz, Kelsey Droz, Emily Joseph, Nicholas Shears and Christopher Shears; a brother, Harry E. Dean, of Springfield, Virginia; a sis- ter, Nancy D. Shamburg, of White Plains, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 31, 7 -9 p.m. at the Lindsey Har- risonburg Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Fu- neral service is Wednesday, February 1, 2 p.m. at the Harrisonburg Baptist Church with Rev. Stacy Nowell offi- ciating assisted by Dr. Jack Mercer. Private burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Harrisonburg Baptist Church, 501 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Online condolences may ! ii  ii iii i, i !i:  ,:i:!  ii:ii i; i  iiiiiiil ii!i; !iiii ii!;! be sent to www.lindseyhar risonburg.com. Iva Pearl Shinaberry Iva Pearl Shinaberry, age 81, of Ronceverte, formerly of Marlinton, died Monday, January 30, 2012, at Green- brier Valley Medical Center. Born March 9, 1930, at Spring Creek, she was a daughter of the late Polly Humes. Iva was retired from Den- mar Hospital as a nurse aide. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Shinaberry; sons, Roy Humes and Robert Shin- aberry; a daughter, Betty Shinaberry; a step-son, Wilbur "Sonny" Shin- aberry; and a step-daughter, Grace Hill. She is survived by her daughters, Edna Mae Gla- cier, of Milford, Connecti- cut, and Sharon Patterson, of Lewisburg; sons, Keith Shinaberry, of Marlinton, and Henry Shinaberry, of Millersville, Maryland; step-daughters, Ruth Buz- zard, of Marlinton, and Elma Biggs, of Clifton Forge, Virginia; a brother, Billy Hamrick, of Gilberts, Ilinois; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Febru- ary 1,6 - 8 p.m. at VanRee- hen Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday, Febru- ary 2, 11 a.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Mann officiating. Interment will be in the Shinaberry Cemetery. Jeanne Bennett Slaven Jeanne Bennett Slaven died Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Akron, Ohio. She was born June 5, 1936, at Slaty Fork. Funeral service was Janu- ary 9 at Akron, Ohio. 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