WVWIRT-L Archives

Archiver > WVWIRT > 1998-11 > 0910068319

From: "Mark/Paula" <>
Subject: [WVWIRT-L] Wirt County Journal, Obituaries, October 14, 1998
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 23:45:19 -0500

Wirt County Journal
October 14, 1998

Martin L. Brandjes

Martin L. Brandjes, 78, of Rt. 5, Parkersburg, died Oct. 9 at his residence.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Martin L. and Mary Emma
Decker Brandjes. He was a member of the Davisville United Methodist Church
and was an avid bowler, bowling on various leagues at Emerson Lanes. He also
enjoyed golf and had been active with the Wood County Emergency Services.

He is survived by his wife, Bonna Malone Brandjes; six sons, Martin L.
Brandjes III and Thomas Brandjes, both of Parkersburg, Charles Brandjes of
Humboldt, Ariz., Patrick Brandjes of Glendale, Ariz., Joseph Brandjes of
Marietta and Carl Brandjes of Elizabeth; three daughters, Anna Stedman of'
Auston, Ind., Mary Shepard of Columbus and Helen Hunt of Vienna; 21
grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; and one grandson,
Martin L. Brandjes IV.

Services were held Oct. 12 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with
the Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

James S. Petry

James S. Petry, 77, of Cairo, died Oct. 9 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1921, at Exchange, a son of the late Oran W. and Elva
Perine Petry. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran with 21 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Western Europe with two tours
of duty in Germany. During his final eight years of service, he was assigned
to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Perkins Petry, whom he married April 17,
1944; two daughters, Nelm Jo McCutcheon of Elizabeth and Joyce A. Turner of
Parkersburg; one son, James M. Petry of Cairo; one sister, Lola Santiago of
Altus, Okla.; two brothers, Leon Petry of Ashland, Ohio, and Daren Petry of
Exchange; two granddaughters, Sumali Lee Sangkasaba and Jennifer Foster;
three grandsons, James G. Petry, Jeremiah Petry and Aaron McCutcheon; and
one great-grandson, Zachary Foster.

He was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Hannah Foster; and one

Services were held Oct. 13 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with the Rev. Dan
Simmons and the Rev. Earl Perkins officiating. Burial was in Cairo IOOF.

N. Glenn Simonton

N. Glenn Simonton, 81, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 11 at St. Joseph's

He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Thomas and Thelma Satterfield
Simonton. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, was active
on many church boards, the choir and Methodist Men. He was a graduate of
Wirt County High School and attended Mountain State Business School. He was
re tired from Monongahela Power Co. with 42 years of service, was a member
of Parkersburg Masonic Lodge l69 for 5O years, Scottish Rite Bodies and the
Nemesis Shrine. He was active in the Worthington Senior Golf League and
after retirement was a noted area artist working with landscapes and
portraits. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hildah Caltrider Simonton; three
sons, Larry Simonton of Cincinnati, Stephen Simonton of Elizabeth and Kevin
Simonton of Vienna;
seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 13 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church,
Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul Russell officiating. Burial was in Sunset
Memory Gardens.

Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church or the Wood Co.
Heart Association.

Mildred H. Ward

Mildred Hopkins Ward, 72, formerly of Parkersburg, died Oct. 10 at Elder
Care of Ripley.

She was born in Palestine, a daughter of the late Homer and Ethel Johnson
Hopkins. She had worked at JC Penney in the dress department and at Smith
Shoe Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Parkersburg.

She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Rosemary, Gladys and Lena Hopkins:
and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Ward; two sisters, Violet
and Edna Hopkins; and four brothers, Woodrow, Everett, Clarence and Roy

Services were held Oct. l2 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south
Parkersburg, with the Rev. Bill McMorran officiating. Burial was in
Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

This thread: