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Marianne Ellison

Jul 25, 1938 - Nov 17, 2023

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Vienna, WV

Marianne (Emig) Ellison, 85, of Vienna, WV, passed away November 14, 2023. She was born in Germany July 25, 1938 a daughter of the late Anton Emig and Anna (Kaffenberger) Schmidt. Marianne was a member of the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was retired from Childrens Home Society of West Virginia. She is survived by her four daughters, Christine Smith, Lorraine Swogger (Joseph), Jessie Curtis, and Brenda Ellison, two sons, Rainer Emig and Andreas Geisler, grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Andr...Read More

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John P. Moellendick Sr.

Sep 04, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Vienna, WV

John P. Moellendick Sr. 77 , of Vienna, passed away February 24 , 2024, at his residence. He was born September 4, 1946, a son to the late Odas and Edna ( Jarrett) Moellendick. John held many job titles throughout his career with Cabot Corp. in Waverly WV.He retired from Cabot in 2008, with over 40 years of service when the plant closed.In 2019 he went to work as Construction Manager for APC Project at Villa Platte site in Louisiana with Audubon Engineering.John has made many friends and work associates throughout his career.John enjoyed hunting, fishing trips and camping with friends and family.John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Thelma; children Angela Moellendick Nokleby (Brian) and John Moellendick Jr. (Cindi); grandchildren Samantha Kukulka (James), Brenda Runnion (Keith), and Kyle Moellendick (Ricki); great grandchildren Kolten, Lakyn, and Kailey, and several nieces and nephews.Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Richard MoellendickA celebration of life will be held for John Saturday, March 2nd, at The Leavitt Family Center on Avery Street, at 1pm. A visitation time will be held from 11-1pm, with refreshments being served. Live stream of the service can be found on John's obituary page on the Leavitt Funeral Home website.In lieu of flowers family request to donate to your favorite charityOnline condolences may be left at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

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Kendra L. Lutz

Apr 24, 1966 - Feb 23, 2024

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Vienna, WV

Kendra L. Lutz, 57, of Vienna, West Virginia, and formerly of Saint Marys, died suddenly on Friday, February 23, 2024, at her residence. She was born April 24, 1966, in Saint Marys, the daughter of Kenneth and Gale (McGlothen) Lutz. She is survived by her siblings: Lori (Susan) Lutz of Marietta, Ohio; Steve (Lori) Lutz of Cincinnati; by her step-son, Mike Nichols of Lima; by her nieces and nephews: Mary Alice; Grace; Philip; Tom; Elena and Jaqueline. She was preceded in death by her parents. Kendra was a 1984 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School, and a graduate of Lima Technical College. She was a certified Respiratory Therapist and had worked for many years at Lima Memorial Hospital; she retired from Saint Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a talented artist and she enjoyed gardening, taking care of her pets and reading. She will be remembered for her friendly personality and her great sense of humor. Funeral rites will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, the Reverend Tim Benjamin, officiant. Private family burial rites will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10:00-12:00 noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be sent to Kendra’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net

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Gene R. Kunkle

Jul 20, 1941 - Feb 25, 2024

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Vienna, WV

Gene R. Kunkle, 82, of Vienna, WV passed away Sunday February 25, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on July 20, 1941 in Johnstown, PA a son of the lat Kenneth and Ann Kunkle.He was a 1959 graduate of Richland High School and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963. He retired from Cytec after thirty-eight years of being a Chemical Engineer. Gene enjoyed hunting and making venison jerky for his friends and family. Gene and his wife JoEllen spent their time at their hunting cabin and attending car shows with their classic Cadillacs; making many lasting friendships over the years.Gene will be dearly missed by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of sixty years, who he has known since the second grade. He also leaves behind his sons Gene Kunkle, Jr. (Marissa) and Steven Kunkle; daughter Kristi Pfahl; grandchildren Emily and Ellen Pfahl, Alexis Jenkins, and Elizabeth, Catherine, and David Eveans; and a brother Kenneth Kunkle (Carol).In keeping with Gene's wishes there will be no visitation or services. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

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Mary L. Napier

Oct 04, 1929 - Feb 22, 2024

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Vienna, WV

Mary L. Napier, 94, of Vienna, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was born October 4, 1929, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Hayward and Hazel E. Corbin Bartlett. Mary was previously employed with A.B. Chance in production. She played on the All-State Softball team and was also a bowler. Mary was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She is survived by her eight children, Steve Gant (Sandy) of Belpre, Rick Gant (Angie) of Vienna, Gary Gant of Portland, OR, Debbie Anderson (Marty) of Parkersburg, Kevin Gant of Vienna, Shauna Short (Carl) of Tennessee, Kristi Gant of Vienna and Sheryl Ballengee (Jay) of Vienna; sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Gant; and three brothers, Ray E. Bartlett, James E. “Jim” Bartlett, and Lowell G. “Tink” Bartlett. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Evergreen South Cemetery with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and Nurse, Jen Pinkerton for the love and support given to Mary. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to Amedisys Hospice 2200 Grand Central Ave. Suite 102, Vienna, WV. 26105. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna is honored to serve the Napier family.

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Don Carter

Dec 04, 1940 - Feb 12, 2024

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Vienna, WV

Don Carter, 83, of Vienna, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born December 4, 1940, in Waverly, WV, a son of the late William D. Holbrook Carter and Lieuella F. Willis Carter Rake. Don was an owner of Carters Auto & Truck where he was a mechanic. He enjoyed mud racing, 4-wheeling, building motors and old cars. He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Casto Carter; two daughters, Brenda Ferguson (John) of Parkersburg and Tammy Frazier (Randy) also of Parkersburg; two sons, Don Carter (Jona) of Davisville, WV and John Carter (Amber) of Florida; five grandchildren, Kinsey (P.J. Polsley), Chrie (Emory Byrd), Clarisa Morris, Donnie Carter and Ashley Carter; three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Elle and Emery; four sisters, Minnie Miller, Peg Hendershot (Doug), Nancy Cox (Ed) all of Waverly, WV and Clara Heming of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Herbert Rake of Waverly, WV, Herb Rake and Jerry Rake both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah; and one brother, Asa. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Pastor Ron Hendershot officiating. Burial will follow at Harper Hill Cemetery on Ashby Ridge. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice and the staff at four north Camden Clark Medical Center.

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James G. Midkiff

Feb 01, 1943 - Feb 01, 2024

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Vienna, WV

James G. Midkiff, 81, of Vienna, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his residence. He was born February 1, 1943, in Parkersburg, WV, the son of the late Charles C. Midkiff and Marguerite Carney Midkiff. Jim graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1961. In addition, he obtained an associate in law enforcement degree from Parkersburg Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam Era and was a life member of the Third Marine Division Association, a life member of Post 1212 of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, a member of American Legion Post 15, and The Marine Corps League. He worked in law enforcement his entire adult life and was the City of Parkersburg’s 32nd Chief of Police when he retired. During his career, he served as acting Mayor for the City on various occasions. Jim also served on the Governor’s Commission on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections, law enforcement advisory board for Parkersburg Community College, the Wood-Wirt, WV E911 Board, Wood County Emergency Services Board, President of the Parkersburg Police Pension Board, a Commissioner for the City of Vienna Police Civil Service Commission, served on the Board of Directors for the WVA Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and was a member of Parkersburg Fraternal Order of Police Blennerhassett Lodge 79. Jim enjoyed playing all sports during his life and particularly racquetball and golf during his later years. He was also an avid fan of WVU football and basketball. Jim is survived by his brother in-law, Frederick Helms of Belpre, OH. and several nieces. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dottie Cantwell Midkiff who passed in 2017; and his sister, Patsy D. Helms. In accordance with Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, WV and burial will be at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

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John K. Cayton Sr.

Mar 20, 1953 - Jan 29, 2024

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Vienna, WV

John K. Cayton Sr., 70, of Vienna, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2024. He was born March 20, 1953, in Weston, WV, the son of the late Wayne B. and Naomia B. Pratt Cayton. John retired from Johns Manville. He was a devoted Christian with a servant’s heart. He attended and maintained Christ Mission Baptist Church for several years. John was a loving husband and wonderful father. He enjoyed the outdoors, watching races and sports. He is survived by his wife, Karen Cayton; children, John Cayton, Jr. (Christa), Rose Persinger (Brian) and Robert Cayton (Sarah); stepdaughter, Amy Cook; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his dog, Buster. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his two sisters, Patsy Darlene Marks, and Phyllis Naomia Tracewell; and grandson, Joel Waldron. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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William Nimon Downer

Mar 13, 1943 - Jan 22, 2024

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Vienna, WV

William “Bill” Nimon Downer, 80, of Vienna, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2024, in his home, with his family by his side. He was born on March 13, 1943, to the late William and Kathryn Zimmer Downer. He was preceded in death by brothers, George, Franklin and Rodman “Bud” Snyder, and sister, Martha Krupinski. William is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Tara Rogers Downer of Vienna; five children, Kathy Downer of Wheeling, William Downer of Wheeling, Jordan (Lavana) Downer of Vienna, Jacob Downer of Huntington, and Jaime (Zak) Broadwater of Parkersburg; twelve grandchildren, Rob (Carrie) Downer of Wheeling, Tyler Coffield of Benwood, Amanda McPherson, Brady Bippus and Tiffany Minor all of Wheeling, Abigail, Michala and Josiah Broadwater all of Parkersburg, Jonah, Jace and Jillian Downer all of Huntington and Coraline Downer of Vienna; six great-grandchildren, Hailey and Clayton Downer of Wheeling, Wyatt, Sadie and Liam Coffield of Benwood and Brayden Barbe of Wheeling. He retired from the Bureau of Public Debt. William was a craftsman who enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. He was a prankster and a great storyteller that loved to make people laugh. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Pastor Don Yeager officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-7:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Downer family.

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Anna Lee Patton

Nov 25, 1932 - Jan 18, 2024

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Vienna, WV

Anna Lee Patton , 91, of Vienna passed away January 18, 2024 at her residence.Burial will be Tuesday at Hillcrest Garden of Memories in Maysville, KY.  Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

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James E. Jenkins

Feb 21, 1937 - Jan 17, 2024

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Vienna, WV

James E. “Jim” Jenkins, 86 of Vienna, WV passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at his residence. He was born February 21, 1937 in Wood County, WV, a son of the late George and Ethel Deem Jenkins. Jim was retired with over 25 years of service from GE Plastics where he was a chemical operator. Jim was an excellent woodworker and made many crafts. He and his wife Sue loved taking their wood crafts to craft shows. He made the most intricate scroll work. Jim would also build things and Sue would bring their crafts to life with their beautiful toll painting. They also loved to travel together with their camper and they visited so many places. They were in a club with other campers and they went on many adventures, including all of the WV state parks. He is survived by his sons, Rick Jenkins, Randy Jenkins (Cindy) and Rob Jenkins (Mona) all of Vienna; daughter, Shirley Jackson (John) of Vienna; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Sue Jenkins; son, Randy Schultz; great-granddaughter, Cailyn Renea Lynch and siblings, Fred Deem, Mary Lou Pitts, Nancy Eaton, Dorothy “Dot” Black and an infant brother. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jenkins family.

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