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January 27, 2011



Winners in the Switzerland of Ohio Schools’ District Spelling Bee, held Jan. 18 at Swiss Hills Career Center, were, from left, front: Dicey Stewart, Justin Riley, Devin Blair, Amanda Bennett; second row: Lakin Carothers, Peyton Hall, Windy Darrah; third row: Laykottaha Taylor and Matt Gauding. Amanda Bennett emerged the district’s overall winner.                     Photo Submitted

Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Submitted by George Wells
Coordinator, Gifted Services SOLSD

The Switzerland of Ohio Schools held the District Spelling Bee Jan. 18 at Swiss Hills Career Center. There were students representing all six of the district’s elementary schools. Students competed and won spots from their school bees in order to compete at the district bee.

Amanda Bennett, a Hannibal Elementary student, was the overall winner of the District Spelling Bee. Dicey Stewart of Powhatan Elementary, was the runner-up and received an award for Outstanding Spelling from the seventh and eighth grades.

Justin Riley of Beallsville Elementary received the award for Outstanding Spelling from the fifth and sixth grades.

The top eight students, plus one alternate, from the District Spelling Bee will go on to compete in March at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held in Marietta.

The top spellers going on to compete are: Amanda Bennett; Dicey Stewart; Justin Riley; Matt Gauding, Sardis Elemen-tary; Devin Blair, Beallsville Elementary; Windy Darrah, Hannibal Elementary; Laykottaha Taylor, Beallsville Elementary; and Peyton Hall, Sardis Elementary.

Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,
Helping Seniors Get The Prescription Help They Need

Many Ohioans on Medicare with limited income and resources may qualify for the Limited-Income Subsidy (LIS), also called “Extra Help,” and the Medicare Savings Program. LIS helps seniors pay for their Medicare Part D premiums, annual deductible and coinsurance for prescription drugs.

The Medicare Extra Help Program can save individuals an average of $325 per month on costs associated with prescription drugs. According to the Social Security Administration, the average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker was about $1,164 at the beginning of 2010. The monthly  income allowance for a single individual to participate in the Medicare Extra Help Program is $1,252; that’s $189 a month more than the average Soc. Sec. benefit! This leads us to believe that there are many individuals who are unaware of and are not receiving this benefit.

In Monroe County alone, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 seniors are eligible for Medicare Part D which makes them potentially eligible for “Extra Help” and other Medicare Savings Programs. Some may also be eligible for the Medicare Savings Program, which can help pay their Medicare Part A and B premiums, deductibles and coinsurance.

In rural Ohio, many seniors are eligible for these programs, but are not enrolled. We want to help spread the word and help Ohio’s aging residents get the help they need for prescriptions. There are many reasons that folks who are eligible do not apply. Some simply don’t know about the program or know how to apply. Many also assume that they make too much and are not financially eligible. Seniors are eligible if their income and resources match the following - for a single person $1,353 monthly income and resources of no more than $12,500. For a married couple, income of 41,821 and resources of no more than $25,010.

If you know someone that may qualify, please ask them to call us toll-free at 1-800-331-2644 and ask for the Screening Department. In a matter of minutes, the staff at The Area Agency on Aging can assist them with a free, over-the-phone application.

Sincerely
Rick Hindman, 
AAA8 Director 

Dear Editor,

As I watched the documentary about Martin Luther King I couldn’t help thinking of the bravery of the people who defended the people’s right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. As I watched the thousands of people marching on Washington for the rights of all people I could not help thinking of the March that will take place in Washington this month. 

I am speaking of the March For Life. The people who take part in this peaceful demonstration are doing so to protect the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness for those who have no voice. I am speaking of those babies who are or are about to be aborted. 

If we, as a Christian nation, can ignore this human tragedy we should be ashamed. These are people and organizations who will help and take care of those women who find themselves in an unwanted pregnancy. 

In fact, caring people applaud those women who are brave enough to seek  help and give birth. 

As we enter this new year let us all pray for an end to abortions and truly be people who believe all life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all, the living and the unborn.

Terri Gordon
Woodsfield 

Dear Editor,

Jan. 22 was the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize killing unborn children. 53 million. On this occasion I’m reminded of President Lincoln’s words concerning the Civil War and God’s justice requirement. “Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s 250 years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said 3000 years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.” 

May God give us eyes to see and hearts to follow Him while there is still time.

Paul Gordon
Clarington

 

Around the Burnside     

When you are right, nobody remembers, but when you are wrong, nobody forgets.

The right attitude has a remarkable way of changing things for the better.

Can you believe this? It was printed in the Journal 70 years ago. “Hold on to your hats boys, the income tax bogeyman is sharpening his teeth! More than that, he will bite down on many working men and women who previously were exempt. Every single person whose weekly wages averaged $16 or more last year is required to file a return with the government.” Who said “things change?”

I was a junior in high school at that time selling milk for eight cents a quart. If my math is correct I would have to sell over 48 gallons of milk to take in $16. If we would have had $16 in our pocket back then we would have been in the tall clover. A dollar seemed to be a lot of money. Ted, our high school superintendent told us, “My dad gave me a quarter to go to the county fair and bring back some change.” Yes, we called our super by his first name. And people still call them the good old days. In some ways they actually were.

Here I am writing and waiting on the big snow that is coming later on today. So they say. Schools are letting out early and kids are wondering if they are going to call off school on Friday, never thinking they will have to make it up later on during the year when the weather is good.

Here we are, with January just about over and February is up next. You will remember the kind of weather we had last year. Are we in for the same again this year? I think the almanac was wrong or at least the one I saw.

One good thing, however, is they are able to open up the main roads rather quickly although the side roads still give a problem.

I remember several times when I was teaching at Skyvue the road from Baker’s to school was snow covered for several days at a time. Hanson hill was the fun place. Sometimes you would wait until the car ahead made it up the hill before you tried it. I remember once I had to back up three or four times to get up enough speed to take me up the hill. Going to Skyvue wasn’t all that bad, it was going up Hanson hill on the way home. Buses put on chains and we had school. One thing did bug me was Ed Bode in his VW could go tooling around wherever he wanted to go.

I guess maybe it’s age or something but I can’t remember much complaining about the snow. We just accepted it and went ahead and done what you should do when it snows. I also remember several snow drifts piling up on the way to Skyvue.

I remember once when teaching at Old Washington we had a sudden downpour of snow. We got all excited and called in the buses and sent the students home when it was snowing. Come time for school to dismiss at the end of the day the sun was shining and not a snow flake in sight. I think this has happened several times over the years before we got a more up-to-date weather forecasting. Now they have told us all week we are going to have 2-4 inches starting at 4 p.m. Wrong. We’re getting some snow and mixed rain and I haven’t had my lunch yet.

The Times Leader, Sunday had a picture of the 1957 Bethel basketball team. It’s kind of nice to see some of your friends as they were when in high school. Not too much change except maybe a bit heavier.

That team must have been a good bunch of players from such a small school. I didn’t get to see them play but I remember reading about them. I know they have a lot of good memories.

The story in the county getting a lot of attention is the shortfall of money to complete the school building on the River. It seems as though prices go up and up as we are never satisfied. We have to have a little more and more. Gasoline is a good example.

I’m glad I do not have to decide what to do. Probably a report is in the paper this week. I know there will be hard feelings along the line but after all is said and done, what’s best for the students should be the biggest concern. After all schools are for teaching and things seem to be moving toward technology.

I recall when they closed Lewisville, Graysville and Bethel; there was a bit of an uproar. I think maybe a petition was started around. Now Lewisville and Bethel are being used as community centers and Graysville being used, things are quiet. The Lewisville and Bethel schools are better than when students were attending due to community effort by a number of people. This too will happen along the river.

God doesn’t use an answering machine, He takes each call personally.

Going to church Sunday?

 

Kevin Green,  senior vice-president of Project and Construction Services, Inc. (PCS), told the crowd during a Jan. 19 meeting at River High School that they had presented the best options to move forward with the River High and Sardis/Hannibal schools project. He noted that steel prices were up seven percent and the costs keep going up. Sitting in the background are John Jefferis, PCS project manager, and architect Brett Hendricks.

Stacey Thomas, project administrator, Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, was on hand at the Jan. 19 SOLSD special board meeting held Jan. 19 at River High School. She, the board members, architect and project managers answered questions on the options for the River High and Sardis/Hannibal schools project. Board president Scott Dierkes is shown with Thomas.

Members of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School Board listened and responded to questions and comments during the Jan. 19 meeting held at River High School . Discussion focused on budget issues facing the River High and Sardis/Hannibal school projects. Shown, from left, are: SOLSD treasurer Janet Hissrich; board president Scott Dierkes; board members, Janet Schwall, Teresa Gallagher, Ed Carleton and Ron Winkler.
Photos by Martha Ackerman

River, Sardis/Hannibal Will Have K-12 with Citizen Input

by Martha Ackerman
Publisher

A resolution was unanimously passed Jan. 19 to move forward on the River High and Sardis/Hannibal elementary schools K-12 project with the input of a committee of voters. The committee will sit in core meetings and have a voice in modifications to the final plan. After discovery of an anticipated $1.1 million increase in cost estimates, the Switzerland of Ohio Local School Board held a meeting Jan. 11 at River High School to get local input on the changes that had to be addressed to compensate for the increase. At that meeting residents voiced opinions that included skepticism and accusations regarding the options presented, which included an attached elementary school creating a K-12.

Prior to the special meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School Board, held at River High School Jan. 19, local residents opposing a K-12 at River High School distributed a page of concerns and proposals. Valerie Fisher was the spokeswoman for several dozen concerned residents, who stood in support as Fisher made their case against the K-12 proposal. Some of the issues addressed by Fisher included emergency egress, safety concerns, parking issues, compromised curriculum and cafeteria issues.

There were two main issues addressed. The placement of the playground area, which in the drawings presented at the Jan. 11 meeting, was in front of the school. Fisher said that there are some parents and grandparents not allowed to see some of the children. She added that parents were concerned with pedaphiles having easy access to the children with the placement of the playground in front.

Proposals included keeping the budgets for the renovations to River High and the Sar-dis/Hannibal Elementary projects separate; start the renovations and look for areas for savings; don’t accept bids over budget, allow local qualified businesses to participate in the bidding process; seek a viable  solution for the location of the combined elementary school on the riverfront and allow the residents to help with these proposals.

Kevin Green,  senior vice-president of Project and Construction Services, Inc. (PCS), told the crowd that they had presented the best options to move forward. He noted that steel prices were up seven percent and the costs keep going up.

“Time is money,” said Stacey Thomas, project administrator, Ohio Schools Facilities Commission. That statement was reiterated by Thomas a number of times throughout the evening. Thomas has been working closely with architects and project managers to see that the best interests of the district and its students are met.

Questions were raised about the allocation of monies, amendments to the Master Plan, who decided which projects came first, where the bond and contingency monies were used, how much money would be received from the pipeline running through Monroe County and where would it be used.

There were more questions as to the enrollment changes which added additional funds to the Monroe Central project. According to Scott Dierkes, SOLSD president, an enrollment mix-up, which, in original estimates, counted Monroe Central students taking a class at the career center as Swiss Hills students instead of Monroe Central students. 

Local resident Bill Beisel asked if the Sardis and Hannibal sites had any asset value. He asked if there had been any appraisals done on the two buildings. He wanted to know if this asset value could be used to offset the overrun. Thomas told Beisel that they cannot sell the properties because they are in use. “There are students in those buildings,” she said, noting the money had to be in hand for the state to count any of it. Beisel suggested other options including the renovation of Hannibal to accommodate students from both Sardis and Hannibal. This suggestion was met with some support. He also asked if they had considered the football field as an option for the Sardis/Hannibal site.

It was explained by architect Brett Hendricks and Green that it would take five to six weeks for information to be gathered as to the viability of the renovations and additions to the Hannibal school. That would mean delays on the River project and possibly add more cost to the projects since they would be bid separately. Green and Thomas explained that bidding the River projects as a package saved money because of the size of the project. The crowd was told that if the Hannibal project was not viable, that the delays would drive the cost up.

Ron Talbot produced numbers on the architectural fees. It was noted that from Nov. 20, 2009 until Dec. 15, 2010 , architect fees total $2,430,640. Hendricks said that fees are based on construction costs. Treasurer Janet Hissrich explained that these fees are negotiated in the early building process and that renovations and construction fees are negotiated by different percentages. She also said that the architect pays engineering costs including plumbing, electrical and technical services and consultants from the fees they receive. They are not paid additional for each concept drawing or blueprint.

Michele Williams asked why the board rescinded the authority to auction the Powhatan barn. To that Hissrich said that the board thought it had a buyer but, “We don’t have a buyer at this time.”

After a lot of accusatory questions had been asked, SOLSD board member Janet Schwall shook her head and said, “I can’t believe these questions. It is totally absurd to suggest that we would put one school ahead of another. This is very serious to us. Do you really think we would spend money frivolously.? No, we did not spend money that we didn’t need to spend.”

Dave Anderson thanked Fisher for expressing their concerns. He noted the changes that had been made to the master plan and said “We want to have a voice in this. Let us give our ideas and make changes. We had input when we voted; now it keeps changing. I’m not against a K-12 option. It’s just that we’d like to talk about something we’ll be paying for the rest of our lives. We want you to listen to our proposals … I have confidence that you’ll do what’s right.”

Scott Piatt asked if a K-8 off campus could be done. Dierkes answered, “ … I don’t build schools. Attaching the building makes it affordable. To look at another property is going to be additional cost. I’ve heard comments but not a lot of helpful solutions.”

Green noted that taking the project to another property would probably cost more money and it reduces the square footage.

Someone asked why a K-12 was not considered for the  Woodsfield/Monroe Central. Dierkes said the project is too far underway to change without costing more money and that if the board knew then what it knows now that would probably have been a consideration.

One Powhatan parent voiced opposition to the K-12 noting that Powhatan students coming to River would be like outsiders. On the same principle she was told, it was no different than Skyvue students coming into Monroe Central. “In the master plan Powhatan wanted a school by themselves,” said Dierkes.

In regard to the concerns of the placement of the playground and cafeteria, Green told the crowd that the drawing presented was a concept and there can be changes.

“I keep hearing you aren’t getting what you voted for,” said board member Ed Carleton, noting he is from Beallsville and has lived there all his life. “Beallsville is not getting the building we voted for because they would have to move too much dirt. It went to two, two-story buildings and they said that was way too expensive. We’re getting a nice two-story building. In my estimate it’s not going to be big enough. I get tired of hearing from you that it’s not what we wanted. I do understand you need a little more time. Beallsville didn’t get what we voted for either.”

Larry Fuchs said that they would be able to keep their gym and the easiest, most feasible way is to attach the buildings. “It will waste money if we go a different route.”

After the two-and-a-half hour meeting, the idea of not having a K-12 at River was mute. In consideration of the majority of those present, board member Ron Winkler made the motion and the board passed a resolution unanimously to proceed with planning a K-12 for River High and Sardis/Hannibal Elementaries.

Dierkes asked for four volunteers to sit in on the core meetings for input on the plans for the K-12 construction. The number of members to this rose from the proposed four to 12 who will be serving on this committee. They include: Valerie Fisher, Jennifer Marshall, John Pyles, Rob Caldwell, Sarah Smith, David Potts, Mike Flannery, Scott Piatt, Butch Dnerson, Jim Turner, Loren Romick and Leah Hulsey.

The board has rescheduled its Jan. 20 meeting to Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at the SOLSD board office in Woodsfield. 

 

~ Fun in the Snow ~

The recent snow has been hectic for homeowners and business people who try to keep their side and those traveling but for children who don’t mind leaving their warm, cozy homes, their television sets, computers and I-Pods, the winter wonderland creates quite a playground. Allison Keller, Nicole Gordon, Benjamin Keller, Eli Keylor and Matt Thomas gathered enough snow from several yards on Berkley Drive in Woodsfield to build this large igloo. Good job, kids!

Court Rules on Safe Auto Case

In the case of John Lucio, et al., plaintiffs vs. Safe Auto Insurance Co., et al, defendants originally filed March 22, 2007, Monroe County Court Judge Julie Selmon ruled Jan. 14 on a motion for summary judgment on damages. The ruling for the plaintiffs for policy renewal damages totaling $7,858,958.11 and for new policy commissions, $290,696.15. Also the Court judgement granted in favor of the plaintiffs for unjust enrichment is $4,006,950.28. With an offset of $428,633.96 because of the overpayment to the Columbus sales representatives, the total damages was awarded in the amount to $11,727,970.58.

Since 2007, both parties filed extensive motions, responses and replies on the issues of damages. The case is in regard to sales representatives at Safe Auto, the plaintiffs, seeking to recover commissions and bonuses allegedly owed to them due to breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

According to court records, the plaintiffs alleged that their commissions and bonuses were wrongfully reduced when Safe Auto restructured its sales compensation program in January 2004 and August 2005. The case alleges that Safe Auto wrongfully retained renewal commissions on insurance policies sold by the sales representatives.

Motions and responses for prejudgment interest were filed previously, a hearing was held and the matter taken under advisement by the Court.

In light of the findings and orders on damages, the Court has given the plaintiffs 14 days from Jan. 14 to brief the issue of prejudgment interest. The defendants were granted 14 days from the date of plaintiffs’ brief is filed to respond.

More on this next week with a view from those involved.

 

 

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OBITUARIES   

ROBERT M. JONES, JR
Robert M. Jones, Jr., 64, 211 Berkley Dr., Woodsfield, died Jan. 18, 2011 upon arrival at Barnesville Hospital. He was born Nov. 18, 1946 at Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Robert Maxwell Jones, Sr. and Mary Perry Jones.

He was a retired school teacher with 38 years of teaching for the Switzerland of Ohio School District in Monroe County; a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, and a member of the Monroe Lodge 189 F. & A.M., Woodsfield.

Surviving are his wife, Arlene Helbling Jones, whom he married May 27, 1967; two sons, John (Robin) Jones of Maple Valley, Washington, Paul (Kathleen) Jones of Marietta; two grandchildren, Kyle and Nathan Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Drew.

Friends were received Jan. 20 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Jan. 21, with Pastor Frank Lehosky officiating. Burial was held Jan. 24 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, Pa.

Masonic services were held Jan. 20 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Destination Imagination, c/o Cinda Weisgerber, 216 Harbel Dr., St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

SARA E. WELLS
Sara E. Wells, 91, Lima, died Jan. 17, 2011 at Lima Memorial. She was born April 11, 1919 in Cameron, a daughter of the late Jerry and Emma Hartline.

In 1939 she married Dale C. Keevert who died in 1941. To this union was born a daughter, Joyce Ellen Keevert. On Dec. 7, 1943 she married Byron Allen Wells who died Oct. 16, 2004.

She was a homemaker, a business partner with her husband and a member of the Church of Christ at Cameron.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Marvin) Messer, Joyce (Robert) Henshaw; three  granddaughters, Lisa Mac-Donald, LeeAnn Timmerman, Lynn Bedford; eight great-grandsons, Caleb, Joshua and Andrew MacDonald, Shane and Kent Young, Kyle Messer and Blaine and Matt Timmer-man; a sister, Hazel Mellott of Rittman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death a daughter, Kay Wells White; granddaughter, Sarah Kay White; grandson, Marvin Kyle Messer; five brothers and three sisters.

At Sara’s request there was no service or visiting hours. Cremation will be conducted by Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.siferd-oransfuneralhomes.com

E. ALBERTA LOHRI
E. Alberta Winter Lohri, 91, Sardis, passed away Jan. 19, 2011 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. She was born April 19, 1919 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Fred and Kate Hayes Jones.

She was a lifelong member of Unity Baptist Church near Antioch.

Surviving are her husband, Lester Lohri of Sardis; two sons, Terry L. (JoAnn) Winter of Sardis, Albert Dean (Joan) Winter of Ft. Meyers Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Dale (Norma) Jones of Ravenna, Donald (Lila) Jones of Hannibal; sister, Deloris (Larry) Romick of Sardis, sisters-in-law, Bernice Jones, Donna Jones of Sardis; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Winter in 1978; three brothers, Harris, Harold Darrell and Wilbur “Cub” Jones; and two sisters, Betty Howell and Dorothy Frieden.

Friends were received Jan. 22 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Jan. 23, with Pastor Anthony McSwords officiating. Burial was in Unity Baptist Cemetery near Antioch

Condolences may be ex-pressed at: www.bauerturner.com

LISA R. BROWN
Lisa R. Brown, 49, Antioch, died Jan. 21, 2011 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va. She was born April 2, 1961 in Sistersville, W.Va., a daughter of Paul V. and Marian Sue Busche Brown of Trail Run, Sardis.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church Trail Run and had worked for the GMN Neighborhood Service Center in Woodsfield. She was also a volunteer for the Midway Community Center and cook for the Midway Senior Citizens. She was a 1979 graduate or River High School and Swiss Hills Vocational School; she had also attended Washington Technical School in Marietta.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Jason Brown of Antioch; a brother, Darrin Brown of Hannibal; two sisters, Paula Canter of London, Gina Brown of Columbus; grandmother, Florine Huffman Busche of Trail Run.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Floyd and Belle Rosenlieb Brown and Raymond Busche.

Friends were received Jan. 23 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, and until time of services Jan. 24, with Rev. Alfred Bingenheimer officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Church Trail Run Cemetery near Antioch.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com

ANN M. POTTS
Ann M. Potts, 94, Duffy, died Jan. 19, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. She was born Aug. 3, 1916 in Fairmont, W.Va., the daughter of the late Franklin and Ethel Norris Tedrow. 

She was a former secretary at Viking Glass in New Martinsville, and a Mormon by faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Cecilia (Darryl) Isler of Wheeling, Joy Stack of Duffy; a brother Paul Tedrow of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Potts; three stepsons, Gary D. Potts, Lonnie Potts and Ted Potts; three sisters, and a grandson, Jeff Potts.

Friends were received until time of service on Jan. 22 at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, with Evangelist Jerry Yost officiating. Burial was in Duffy Cemetery.

Sympathy expressions at:  grisellfuneralhomes.com 

PAUL E. DORNBUSCH
Paul Edgar Dornbusch, 85, Antioch, died Jan. 22, 2011.

Friends will be received Jan. 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Funeral service will be held Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church Trail Run. www.bauerturner.com

GLADYS DOUGHERTY
Gladys Marie Dougherty, 86, of Heartland of Marietta Nursing Home, Marietta (formerly of Woodsfield) went to be with her Lord on Jan. 24, 2011, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta. She was born at Shadyside on May 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Rudy and Edna Short Hudak.

She was a homemaker and was a faithful supporter of missionary work and a Christian by faith.  She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and their visits.  She also enjoyed her birds and bunnies. 

Surviving are three daughters:  Mary (Clayton Jr.) Christman, Clarington; Elaine (Tim) Huck, Lowell; Sandy (Kenny) Bach, Marietta; one son:  David (Lu Ann) Dougherty, Hilliard; nine grandchildren:  Lori Roby, Columbus; Nicki (Jay) Kline, Buchtel; Erin (Ben) Roxby, Bellaire; Erica (Samuel) Shepherd, Clarington; Chelsea Huck, Lowell; Tiffany (Rick) Betzing-Gorham, Marietta; Autumn Joseph, Marietta; Danielle (Adam) Michael, Hilliard; Robert (Joelle) Dougherty, Hilliard; 17 Great grandchildren:  Ryan Ramey, Cpl Blake Kline, U.S. Marine Corps., Camp Pendleton, CA.; Kimberly Kline, Daniel Kline, Rhiannon Kline, Wesley Roxby, Kendra Roxby, Megan Shepherd, Shannon Shepherd, Samuel Shepherd Jr., Aaron Betzing, Haley Betzing, Abbey Turner, Connor Michael, Brooke Michael, Gwen Dougherty and Evan Dougherty; one great-great-grandson:  Cayden Kline.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Dougherty on June 6, 1994 and a son-in-law, Jim Biehl.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woods-field, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Jan. 27 with Max Winland officiating.  Burial will follow in Neuhart Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank. 

WOODROW A. HORNER
Woodrow “Woody” A. Horner, 98, Proctor, W.Va., died Jan. 15, 2011 at New Martinsville Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 21`, 1912 in Dean, W.Va., a son of the late Joseph C. and Myrtle Morris Horner.

He was a retired cable quoter for the former Triangle Conduit and Cable Co. in Glen Dale, W.Va., and a member of the Proctor Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Lemoyne (Donna) Horner of Proctor; five daughters, Mary Jo Price of Paden City, W.Va., Barbara (Ross) Shuman of Sistersville, W.Va., Martha (Don) Arrick of Proctor, Sharon Henthorn of New Martinsville, Linda (Robert) Hix of Lombard, Ill.; 16 grandchildren, Karren (Gary) Nolan, Lisa (Larry) Pittman, Denise (Roger) Horton, Jill (Kent) Clark, Brian (Deb) Price, Beth (Chester) Crooks, Jackie (Jason) Burns, Joe (Kim) Horner, Kelly Keifer, Randy (Angela) Shuman, Becky (Mike) Lollathin, Matthew (Vicki) Shuman, Mike Arrick, Donnie (Kim) Arrick, Chad (Jenni) Hix and Danny Hix; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Horner in Oct. 2010; an infant son, Gary Horner; two sons-in-law, Warren Price and Jeff Henthorn; grandson-in-law, Mike Keifer and four sisters and a brother.

Friends were received Jan. 17 at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where funeral services were held Jan. 18, with Don Kline officiating. Burial was in Paden Memorial Gardens in Paden City.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to:
www.jarvisfuneralhomes.com