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LEADING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: West Virginia’s First

The old order changeth, yielding place to new
And God fulfills himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Morte d’Arthur

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By statute H.B. 3160 and H.B. 2755, Leading Creek Elementary School is a pilot initiative managed by a Joint governance Committee consisting of the county Superintendents from Gilmer and Lewis, two Board Members and a representative of the State Board of Education. This pilot designation is for a five-year period with the option to extend such designation for additional five-year periods.

Since the Leading Creek Elementary School has already been given pilot or “special” designation, I would propose that the school further expand upon its special mission by creating a framework for a model curricular and teaching methodology to improve student outcomes and increase parental and community involvement. One goal could be to utilize both new and time-tested approaches to increase student outcomes at all grade levels.

This new school, shared by two counties, offers challenges and opportunities to the counties and the state to step forward in focusing on the needs of students as determined by the teachers, administrators, retired teachers and professionals from higher education. A wealth of valuable experience rests with many retired elementary teachers in the area whose success in the classroom is beyond question. Additionally, there are three institutions of higher education nearby with professional expertise that could be drawn upon for the benefit of the new school.

As a member of the Joint governance Board, I would ask the State Board of Education and our Legislative body to designate Leading Creek Elementary School as a model for change and allow the teachers, principal, retired teachers, professional educators and parents to design and implement approaches to teaching subjects at the school which would reflect proven methodologies from the past, and current innovations to make for improved student outcomes and generate increased public confidence in our schools. At all times it is necessary to freely communicate with the public, parents and the education community.

Should the school be given the flexibilities and opportunity to break the mold and change some patterns, I sincerely believe that the school will gain regional support, make the case for success of inter county and multi-county schools and demonstrate that the State is willing to entrust educators to use their best to move educational performance forward and off dead center. At the end of the first five-year pilot designation, i predict that the State Board, taxpayers, legislators and parents will be proud of the new school on the banks of Leading Creek in Gilmer and Lewis Counties.

Challenge the two county School Boards, the Inter County Governance committee, parents, and the professional educators to deliver a quality educational experience at all grade levels at West Virginia’s first inter county school.

Oh but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp
Or what’s a heaven for.
Robert Browning “Andrea del Sarto”

~~  William K. Simmons, Ph.D.  ~~

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 05.14.15

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before August 12, 2015  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS
Belinda Lee Settle Robert E. Parsons 2152 Gassaway Road
Normantown, WV 25267
Kenton R,. Frymier Kenton R. Frymier Jr. 3180 Newberne Road
Cox’s Mills, WV 26342
Thomas E. Jolliff Margie L. Jolliff 43 Right Ellis Road
Linn, WV 26384
Virginia West Lucy Ann West 406 Dolliver Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Naomi Ruth Down Karl M Wagner, Jr. 6893 Harding Hwy
Mays Landing, NJ 08330


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : May 14, 2015

G-Eye™: Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting Report - 04.20.15

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REGULAR MEETING REPORT
Gilmer County Board of Education
Gilmer County High School
Monday, April 20, 2015 – 6:00 PM

I. CALL TO ORDER - Roll Call by President


II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


III. DELEGATIONS


IV. CONSENT AGENDA

        A. Minutes: March 16, 2015 (Regular & Special)

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MINUTES REGULAR MEETING

The Board of Education of the County of Gilmer Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM Gilmer County High School

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President, Dr. Williams Simmons.

ROLL CALL

Members present: Misty Pritt, Tom Ratliff, William Simmons, Carl Armour, Norma Hurley and Gabriel J. Devono, Secretary.

Others Present: Rick Kinder, Cheryl Strother, Nasia Butcher, Dave Ramezan, Kyre-Anna Minney, Bob Hardman, Michelle Raines and Kim Bonnett.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Tom Ratliff led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

DELEGATIONS

Rick Kinder
Michelle Raines
Dave Ramezan
Kim Bonnett (on behalf of WVEAJ)

CONSENT AGENDA

Misty Pritt moved to approve all consent agenda and new business items and Tom Ratliff seconded. Motion passed 5-0.

REVIEW 7 CONSIDER REVISIONS OF DELEGATION POLICY

Norma Hurley moved to table item and Carl Armour seconded. Motion passed 5-0.

MASONIC CORNERSTONE - GILMER COUNTY ELEMENTARY

Carl Armour made a motion to have no action on the item because the Board does not have any authority for new facilities and should the State decide to place the cornerstone, the state or the Masons should assume all financial responsibilities. Norma Hurley seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0.

SUPERINTENDENTS INFORMATION

A. Spring break and calendar-Misty Pritt moved to approve the third option voted on by employees which is observing Good Friday and Monday as Spring Break and to utilize April 7-10 as instructional days. Tom Ratliff seconded. Motion passed 5-0.

B. Request for Purchase Technology-Mr. Devono read the following recommendation to the Board:

Gilmer County Board of Education: I am proposing for the Gilmer County Board of Education to approve the purchase of approximately 215 HP touch screen laptops, as indicated in your packet, for Gilmer County High School. Increasing one-to-one student to computer became goal #5 in our strategic plan for 2014-2015 as you know from previous presentations and sessions for our strategic plan. I met with the GCHS technology committee. The high school technology committee requested for all 7th and 8th graders to have one-to-one devices. The technology committee also indicated a need for providing both GCHS 9-12 Math teachers one-to-one instructional devices and a need to provide the 11th and 12th grade Science teacher one-to-one devices.
In the state board of education standards, our classroom teachers are required to teach standards for student technology use. Within WVDE policy 2520.14, you will find standards for grades 5-8 and 9-12 that specifically outline objectives, skills, and outcomes for technology applications in ALL core subject classrooms that cannot be met unless students have access to devices.
It is a right and responsibility of a superintendent to research and identify the need and resources to accomplish shared goals for improving the educational process. I am proposing for the Gilmer County Board of Education to approve the purchase of approximately 215 HP touch screen laptops through state approved AEPA (Association for Educational Purchasing Agencies) consortium for Gilmer County High School. The funding has been secured out of STEP 7b which is directly provided for technology integration within our school district.

Carl Armour made a motion to deny the Superintendent’s request. Motion died for lack of a second. Misty Pritt made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent on proposed technology. Tom Ratliff seconded. Motion passed 4-1. Carl Armour opposed.

C.  LIREC Grant and Policy 2512.

BOARD REPORTS

Dr. Armour reported on the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center meeting of February 26, 2015.

Dr. Simmons reported on RESA 7 and Leading Creek Elementary and HB2755.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be March 16 2015, 6:00 pm. at Gilmer County High School.

ADJOURNMENT

Carl Armour moved and Tom Ratliff seconded that the meeting adjourn at 7:53 PM. Motion carried unanimously.

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MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President, Dr. William Simmons.

ROLL CALL

Members present: Carl Armour, Misty Pritt, Tom Ratliff, William Simmons, Norma Hurley and Gabriel Devono, Secretary.

Others Present: Kyre-Anna Minney, Nasia Butcher and Dave Ramezan.

APPROVE LEVY RATES

Superintendent distributed the levy schedule to board members.

RECESS

Norma Hurley moved and Misty Pritt seconded that the meeting be recessed until April 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM at the Gilmer County Board of Education Office. Motion passed unanimously.


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        B. Budget Supplements & Transfers

        C.  Financial Statement/Treasurer’s Report

        D.  Accounts Payable

        E.  Student Transfers

        F.  School Volunteers

        G.  Field Trips

We apologize for lack of report. We have asked for this information in person, in meetings, and in writing multiple times, but still we are not getting the information ALL previous Superintendents provided. Instead, we receive several blank pages with heading for each line items.


V. NEW BUSINESS

        A.  WV School Board Assoc. Membership Fees

        B.  Adopt Embedded Credit Policy

        C.  Approve 2015-2016 School Calendar

        D.  Adopt Textbooks for Health, Reading Language Arts

        E.  Affordable Care Act


VI. Nasia Butcher, Principal, Gilmer County High School


VII. SUPERINTENDENT’S INFORMATION/ACTION
        A.  LSIC Meeting Updates

VIII. REPORTS/DISCUSSION/FOLLOW-UP ACTION

        A.  CGCC-  Dr. Carl Armour – March 17, 2015

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Calhoun-Gilmer Administrative Council Official Minutes March 17, 2015

Members Present:
Mr. Timothy Woodward, Presiding
Mr. Gabriel Devono, Gilrner Supt.
Mrs. Jenna Jett, Calhoun Absent:
Dr. Carl Armour, Gilmer
Mr. Bryan P. Sterns, Secretary

Others Present:
Lisa Moore
Mr. Jason Hughes

ITEM I-Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Woodward at 11:00 AM.

ITEM II - Agenda Adjustments

None

ITEM III - Delegations

None

ITEM IV - Approval of Minutes

The minutes of January 26, 2015 were presented for approval. Dr. Armour moved to approve the minutes as presented; second by Mrs. Jett. Motion carried. Vote: Unanimous.

ITEM V-Reports

Mr. Sterns and Mr. Woodward both reported that the OEPA exit interview was very positive. The official report will be out in May or June.

Mr. Sterns presented the Council with a Power Point of the Simulated Workplace. He also informed members that Mr. Jackson with Law and Public Safety and Mr. McCormick with Networking and Computer Repair will be participating in Pilot programs next school year and they are both attending a training on April 24 at United Technical Center.

ITEM VI - New Business

Financial Matters: The list of bills, the financial report, a budget supplement and transfers, and the CGCC Individual School Financial Report for February were presented for approval.  Dr. Armour moved to approve the financial matters as presented; second by Mr. Devono.  Motion carried. Vote: Unanimous.

Personnel: There were no personnel matters.

Workbase Placement: Mr. Sterns presented two MOUs for approval. Mrs. Jett moved to approve the list as presented; second by Dr. Armour.  Motion carried. Vote: Unanimous.

Embedded Credit: Mr. Sterns presented two Memorandums of Understanding between Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and Calhoun County and Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and Gilmer County to provide students an opportunity to earn Embedded English Credit. Each county board is responsible for developing their own policy. Dr. Armour moved to accept the MOUs as presented and Mrs. Jett seconded the motion. After some discussion, Mrs. Jett moved to rescind the motion, seconded by Dr. Armour. Dr. Armour moved to accept the MOUs pending Gilmer’s Board Approval of an embedded credit policy. Mr. Devono seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote: unanimous.

LEA: Mr. Sterns presented the council with a draft of the LEA plan. Dr. Armour moved to accept the LEA as presented, seconded by Mr. Devono. Motion carried. Vote: Unanimous.

General Discussion:

Mr. Sterns reported that Dr. D’Antoni will be visiting on April 29, 2015. This is a rescheduled visit. She will be meeting with staff and students.

Council was very complimentary of the Joint LSIC meeting. Several members spoke of how impressed they were with the students who presented that evening.

Mr. Sterns expressed concern over scheduling issues for the SY2015-16. Due to the inclement weather, Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Instructors are just now completing their presentations at GCHS and the Eighth and Tenth grade visits are not scheduled until next week. As schedules are being developed for students for the next school year, Mr. Sterns expressed that he is in hopes that students will be given the opportunity to adjust their schedules if they express an interest in attending the Career Center. Also, Mr. Devono asked Mr. Sterns if presentations could be done at various times at the High Schools not only at just one particular time. The discussion of also opening up visits with the Elementary age students was addressed as well.

It was brought to council’s attention that we are currently unable to contact Bus Driver Colin Hartshorn with our current radio. Mr. Sterns would like to contact Joe Frashure, Transportation Director in Gilmer County to see if we would be able to correct that.
Several adjustments in the School Calendar were noted regarding Early Dismissal dates and Spring Break dates. Gilmer County will be out of session on April 03 and April 06 and will be converting April 07-10th as instructional days. CGCC will follow the Gilmer County Calendar as voted on previously by this council.
ITEM VI - Adjournment and Scheduling of Next Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Calhoun-Gilmer Administrative Council will be held on April 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM. With no further business, the meeting adjourned on motion of Mrs. Jett; second by Mr. Devono. Motion carried. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Timothy Woodward, Presiding Mr. Bryan P. Sterns, Secretary

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        A. RESA 7- Dr. William Simmons


IX. ADJOURNMENT

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Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 03.19.15

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before June 17, 2015  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS
Mildred L. Burkhammer Gerald McHenry 217 Little Ellis Road
Linn, WV 26384
William L. Kerby Carol Boyle 3401 Waterloo Road
Mogadore, OH 44260
Billie Jean Summers William C. Summers 10607 US Hwy 33W
Normantown, WV 25267
James Oran Snyder Jr. Elsie L. Alltop 7681 WV Hwy47 W
Cox’s Mills, WV 26342
Kenneth Allen Ferguson Shannon A. Ferguson 2363 Chestnut Lick Road
Normantown, WV 25267


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : March 19, 2015

G-Eye™: Leading Creek Governance Board Meeting - 03.10.15

A MUST Watch Meeting

This meeting is very important to watch because it clears a lot of misinformation in the communities
and answers a lot of question regarding:

Troy Elementary School in Gilmer County, Alum Bridge Elementary School in Lewis County
and the first inter-county elementary school in West Virginia, the Leading Creek Elementary School

Janet J. Gay

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Janet J. Gay

Age 82, formerly of Horner, WV, passed away on Sunday, March 01, 2015 in Nella’s Inc. of Elkins following an extended illness.

She was born in Weston, WV on November 16, 1932: daughter of the late Roland Belt and Agnes (Blake) Belt.

Janet was married to Lawrence “Bob” Gay, who preceded her in death on October 22, 2012.

Mrs. Gay is survived by two daughters: Barbara (Jerry) Ables of Copley and Cheryl (Mike) Phares of Linn, WV; two sons: Roger (Amy) Gay of Lake Floyd and Robert (Candice) Gay of Weston, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Scott and William “Tony” Belt both of Weston, three sisters: Catherine Sumpter and Susan Moneypenny both of Weston and Helen Harris of Lost Creek and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bob, Janet was preceded in death by two brothers: Roland “Pepper” and Ronald “Dick” Belt and one sister: Mary Ellen Robinson.

Mrs. Gay was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Horner United Methodist Church of Horner, WV.

She was a graduate of Weston High School.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Wease Day officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Janet J. Gay.

Allan Shade Butler

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Allan Shade Butler

Age 61, of Linn, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015.

He was born on December 18, 1953 in North Carolina to the late Shade and Frances (Kinlew) Butler.

Allan is also preceded in death by his sister, Dianne Butler.

Those left to honor his memory are sons, Erik Butler of Sand Fork, WV and Zack Butler of Oviedo, FL; daughter, Beverly McHenry and husband Doug of Sand Fork, WV; grandchildren, Cameron McHenry, Ava McHenry, Micah Butler, Noah Butler and Brittney, Jeffrey, and Ethyn Miller. Also surviving are brothers, Alex Butler of Chadbourn, NC, Anthony Butler of Chadbourn, NC and Dennis Butler of FL.

Allan was a carpenter by trade. He was a free spirit and loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed classic rock music; his favorite band was Steppenwolf. He loved to grill out with family, loved to dance and always loved to have a good time.

At Allan’s request, his body will be cremated.

No public visitation will be held.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods is honored to be serving the Butler Family.

Martha Ann Hiney

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Martha Ann Hiney

Age 96, of Hiney Hill Road, Linn, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Genesis Health Care Center, Glenville, following an extended illness.

Born July 04, 1918 in Braxton County, WV, Martha was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Elma Opal Spore Exline.

Martha was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. She was always known as a sweet caring women and an amazing cook. Martha loved gardening, flowers, cooking, Bible study, spending time with family and friends, and the hard work and pleasure of farm life.

On August 17, 1941 she was united in marriage to Russell Hiney, who preceded her in death on November 03, 2002. Martha and Russell had 61 wonderful years together.

Surviving is 1 daughter, Lauretta Joan Massey and husband Lawrence of Canton, Michigan; and 1 grandson, Richard Lee Wagner and companion Gary Moy of Reseda, California; 1 sister, Anna Mae Robinson of Buckhannon WV, 1 sister-in-law, Cora (Exline) Irby of Nutter Fort; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by 1 sister Cora (Exline) Linger; 3 brothers, James, William and Eugene Exline; and 2 half brothers, Grant and Edward Exline.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery on Hiney Hill Road, Linn, WV.

Friends and family may call from 5-7 PM Monday night at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Martha Ann Hiney with arrangements.

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FOUND NEUTERED MALE CORGI MIX ON WV HIGHWAY 33
NEAR LINN, WV (Gilmer County)

2/16 Male, neutered, Corgi or Corgi mix

Recent grooming and nails are recently cut as well

Well mannered, clearly someone’s household pet

304.462.4061

Would like to get him home ASAP!

Gilmer County Residents Graduate From GSC

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Five students from Gilmer County were awarded degrees during the Glenville State College December Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

The ceremony was made up of students who completed their degree requirements in July and December 2014.

Dakota L. Ellyson of Glenville received an Associate in Arts degree in General Studies.

Tara B. Grieco of Glenville graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Jennifer R. Hess of Glenville received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Computer and Information Systems with a concentration in Programming and a minor in Studio Art.

Anthony M. Rock of Linn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Global Studies.

Jason K. Taggart of Normantown received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management degree with a concentration in Landman Technology and a minor in Business.

Founded in 1872, Glenville State College is a public liberal arts college located in Glenville, West Virginia.

The college offers a variety of four-year degree programs and 13 NCAA Division II athletic teams.​

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Kathleen Adams Sleeth

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Kathleen Adams Sleeth

Age 94 of Parkersburg, WV; departed this life Saturday, February 07, 2015 at the Care Haven of Pleasants in Belmont, WV; following an extended illness.

Born January 03, 1921 in Cox’s Mills, WV; daughter of the late Emery E. and Emily Elva Flesher Adams.

Kathleen attended Rock Grove Baptist Church before moving to Parkersburg and worked maintenance for the Gilmer County Board of Education.

After the birth of her special needs great-granddaughter,  Rachel Danielle Sleeth,  Kathleen dedicated her life to her care.

On December 30, 1939, she was united in marriage to Teddy Sleeth Sr.  who preceded her in death on July 22, 1997

Surviving is 1 daughter Karen Sleeth of Parkersburg, 2 sisters, Geneva Matheny of Paden City, WV; and Genelea Grose and husband Harry of Weston, WV.

There are 2 grandchildren,  Tamara Sleeth Westfall of Parkersburg, WV; and R. Sunshine Sleeth also of Parkersburg, WV;  2 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren also surviving.

Along with her husband and parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by 1 son, Teddy J. Sleeth Jr., 1 daughter-in-law, Catherine Sleeth, 1 granddaughter,  Denette Sleeth, and 5 siblings, Margurite Broadwater, Helen Bush, Raymond Adams, Denzil Adams,  and James Adams

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville WV; 26351 at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 with Rev Bill Hunt officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery, in Linn, WV.

Friends and family may call from 5-8 PM Friday evening February 13, 2015 at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Kathleen Sleeth with arrangements.

Mildred Lucille Burkhammer

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Mildred Lucille Burkhammer

Age 91, of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life early Saturday morning, February 07, 2015 at the Genesis Health Center following an extended illness.

Born June 10, 1923 in Gilmer County, WV daughter of the late Roy and Mary Marks Arbogast.

Lucille was a graduate of Sand Fork High School. She worked for several factories in Ohio and loved music. Lucille taught music lessons in Ohio and from her home in Gilmer County upon her return to the area. She could play several instruments including, guitar, trombone, Sax, French Horn and Piano.

Lucille’s passion was farming. She loved working with the animals and the peace and quiet of country living. She also loved taking care of her cats, Fozzy and Hissy. Mildred will be greatly missed by her caregivers Linda and Gerald.

On October 23, 1941 she was united in marriage to Henry Victor Burkhammer, who preceded her in death on March 03, 1987.

Surviving is one great niece, Linda McHenry and husband Gerald of Linn, WV. Mildred was also survived by several nieces ,nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Along with her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters, Coy Miller, Crindy Butcher, Autive Miller, Dana Arbogast, Thelma Gum, Wendell Arbogast, Howard Arbogast, and Eddie Arbogast.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Gilmer County Senior Center, Genesis Health Care, and Hospice Care of Burnsville for their kindness and compassion at the end of Lucille’s life.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 12:00 Noon Wednesday February 11, 2015 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery, Sand Fork, WV.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Wednesday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mildred Lucille Burkhammer with arrangements.

D. Breyer Mathess

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D. Breyer Mathess

Age 20, of Stone Lick Road, Jane Lew, WV passed away unexpectedly at 12:26 PM on Sunday January 25, 2015 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at his residence.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV on February 28, 1994 a son of Steven R. Mathess and Wendy Frashure Mathess of Jane Lew.

His quick wit and resourcefulness will be carried on by his family: one son, Brandson Reid Mathess of Jane Lew; fiance’, Taylor Wolfe of Buckhannon; maternal grandmother, Dottie S. Bush of Tanner; paternal grandparents: Larry and Vicki Mathess of Buckhannon; paternal great grandmother, Mary Lou Kane of Buckhannon; Paternal great grandfather, Clarence Mathess of Cox’s Mills; two aunts: Nikki Frashure of Jane Lew and Aimee Snyder and husband Mike of Morgantown; and the family dogs, who miss him dearly.

Breyer was a graduate of Lewis County High School and worked with his father in the family business, Gutter Express Inc. installing seamless gutters and downspouts. He and his fiance’ were looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives as they planned their upcoming wedding and shopped for a new home. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially deer hunting with his dad, riding 4 wheelers, and he liked to watch military documentaries, westerns, and the history channel.

He attended the Sand Run Baptist Church in Buckhannon.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-8 PM on Thursday January 29, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Friday with Pastor Don Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Hiney Cemetery in Linn.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations be made to Miracles Happen 201 Edgington Lane Wheeling, WV 26003-1513.

Their program focuses on mental health and substance abuse recovery.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Breyer Mathess.

Arnold A. “Sam” Radcliff

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Arnold A. “Sam” Radcliff

A81, of Gee Lick Rd., Weston, WV passed away at 9:44 AM on Monday, January 05, 2015 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a brief illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, WV on November 11, 1933 a son of the late Herbert Radcliff and Hester Neal Radcliff.

On July 24, 1954 he married the former Billie Lea Frashure and they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

His kind-hearted, giving spirit will be carried on by his wife and their three children: Brenda Stout of Weston, Ronnie Radcliff of Weston, and Mark Radcliff and wife Kim of Buckhannon; six grandchildren: Mike and Mandy Stout, and Alicia, Olivia, Amie and Jamie Radcliff; 10 great grandchildren: Brody and Baylor Radcliff, Tyler and Kylie Smith, Kasen and Karcher Stout, and Dylan, Gracie, Memphis, and Emma Perry; three brothers: Lanta Radcliff and wife Mildred, Gary Radcliff and wife Lela, and Jay Radcliff and wife Margaret, all of Glenville; and one sister, Marie Sprouse of Freeman’s Creek.

Sam quietly entered his last journey to join family who had gone before. In addition to his parents, he will be joining his son, David Lee Radcliff, son-in-law Donnie Stout, three brother: Bob Radcliff and two infants, two sisters: Lizia Sprouse and an infant; and his beloved Labrador, Sally, who was his best friend for many years.

Sam worked at Hall’s Exxon for 10 years, then worked at the Weston State Hospital for 21 years, while owning and operating Radcliff Exxon in Weston for a total of 50 years. His tireless work ethic and dedication to serving the citizens of Lewis County was apparent as he assisted a countless number of people who visited his station over the years. He enjoyed watching college basketball, tinkering with his tractors, spending time with his grandchildren, and visiting with his four-legged grandchild, Zoe, a Yorkie who stole his heart.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4 - 8 PM on Thursday, January 08, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hiney Cemetery at Linn.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Arnold Radcliff.

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