Mrs. Faulkner died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Born May 15, 1921 in Birmingham, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Spengler and Mary Marrow Spengler. She taught school for many years before retiring from Wintersville High School. She then moved to Boston and began selling real esate for Talbot Nunnally. She was married to her husband of 61 years, Lawrence Boyd Faulkner, who preceded her in death on February 28, 2001. She was a member of Boston Presbyterian Church and she and her husband were very active members of their church and in the Boston community.. Survivors include daughters, Carrie Garay-Quirantes (Luis) of Ocala, Florida, Kathy Roush (Ray) of Follansbee, West Virginia; grandchildren: Brooke Garay, Anne Marie Berris, Matthew Roush, David Roush, Irene Anderson and Jacquie McManus; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Obituary for Harry Arthur Chorpenning
CHORPENNING, Harry Arthur, 84, of Steubenville, OH, and formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away on January 2, 2017 at the Valley Hospice North in Steubenville, OH.
He was born on December 1, 1932 in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Arthur R. Chorpenning and Dora Ryder Chorpenning.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Chorpenning in 1994; two sisters, Shirley Carlisle and Betty Wade; a brother, Thomas Chorpenning; and a step-daughter, Linda Dunnigan.
Harry started his education career at Weir High School graduating in 1951. He then attended West Liberty State College and received his undergraduate in 1958. Harry went on to WVU and was awarded his masters degree in 1962, and his administrative degree at WVU in 1972.
Harry had a long and distinguished career in education, he started his teaching career in the Ohio County Schools in 1958; then worked for Linsly Military Institute from the fall of 1958-1972; next he became the headmaster at Linsly and stayed at that position from 1972-1976; after he went on to be the Assistant Dean of Academics at Northern Community College from 1976-1979; Harry then was a Junior High School teacher in Triadelphia from 1979-1985; next he was an Assistant Principal at Triadelphia Junior High School from 1985-1991; Harry finished his education career at Wheeling Park High School from 1991 until retirement.
Harry was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a past member, Elder, and Deacon of the Stone Presbyterian Church, and was currently a member of First Westminister Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, OH. He was a member of the Order of Symposiarchs, Steubenville Chapter, and a past member of the Wheeling Kiwanis Club. He served several terms on the board of the Steubenville Historical Society.
He enjoyed travel, golf, and doing wood carvings.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Wehr Chorpenning; a son, Reverend Gary A. Chorpenning (Meg) of McDonald, PA; a daughter, Dr. Brenda C. Buffington of Columbus, OH; a brother, Russell D. Chorpenning; five grandchildren, Luke, John Buffington, Faith Van Horn (Austin), David Chorpenning, and Grace Chorpenning; two step-sons, Michael Wehr (Sally) and William Wehr (Marilyn); and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH, 43952. Friends will also be received for a memorial visitation on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Stone Presbyterian Church, 25 East Cove Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, with Rev. Jason Elliott and Rev. Robert Nagy officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the West Alexander Cemetery, West Alexander, PA.
Obituary for Victor Weirich Rush
He was born January 12, 1932, the son of the late Victor S. and Gertrude Annabelle Weirich Rush.
Victor, a Fulbright scholar to the University of Singapore, was a lifelong educator and academic who taught history at Wheeling Park, Triadelphia, and Bellaire high schools, and at Lincoln Vocational Jr. High.
A graduate of West Liberty State College where he was a pitcher for the baseball team, and West Virginia University, he was also an Army veteran having served During the Korean War in Korea and Japan. He played special services baseball while serving in Japan.
He’s preceded in death by his wife Marguerite Kathleen Thoner Rush, and his parents.
He is survived by his son John Victor Rush and John’s fiancée Daniele Bougher; his daughter, Carol Marie Rush; his brother, Richard S. Rush and his wife Debra of Bemidji, MN; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-232-2732) from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10 am until time of service at 11 am at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Kenneth M. Hardway officiating.
Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Jeffrey Ryan Ferda, 25 of Fall River, MA, recently of Wellsburg, WV, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016 at his residence in Fall River, MA.
Jeff was born on June 2, 1991 in Wheeling, WV. He was the son of William “Bill” Sr. and Cynthia “Cindy” (Dalanno) Ferda of Wellsburg, WV.
Jeff graduated from Brooke High School in 2009 and a West Liberty University graduate with a Bachelor in Elementary Education Major and a minor in Special Education with Autism. He worked at Robert J. Devereaux Corporation. Jeff was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and kayaking; but most of all he was a die-hard Duke fan.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Ferda and Vincent “Fishie” Dalanno, two uncles, John Ferda and Craig Dalanno, who was also his Godfather, and a cousin, Sophia Dalanno.
In addition to his parents, Jeff is survived by his devoted brother, William “Will” Ferda Jr. of Moundsville, WV, grandmothers, Betty (Elson) Ferda of Wellsburg, WV and Barbara (Gibson) Dalanno of Steubenville, OH, several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and faithful furry companion, Butkis.
Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, near his “Pap” Ferda