Patricia Louise Bickers Day 63

Patricia Louise Bickers Day, 87, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Clarksburg on Nov. 16, 1930, a daugh-ter of the late Bernard Basil and Florence Edna Jamison Bickers.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and a surrogate mother to many.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 35 years, John James Day; sister, Betty Ann Bickers Leggett; and brother-in-law, Randall Richard Leggett; mother-in-law, Anna Maude Davisson Day; and father-in-law, Walter Roy Day.

She is survived by two children, Penni Day Rexrode, of Bridgeport, and Mark Day, of Morgantown; several nieces and nephews, Elizabeth “Bunny” Guido, Keith and Jeannine Leggett and Mimi Jane Leggett, all of Fairmont, and Rick and Marilyn Leggett, of Niceville, Fla., and all of their families. She is also survived by her beloved cat, Linc; and a “grand-parrot,” Peyton.

Patricia was a 1948 graduate of Washington Irving High School. She worked for J. C. Penney starting in the downtown Clarksburg store and retiring at the Meadowbrook Mall location after 31 years of service. She was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church. Over the years, she spent summers at Lake Floyd, and in later years, was one of the “Shade Tree Ladies” at the Stealey Pool. She enjoyed playing in various bridge clubs, working puzzles with her friends, playing the slot machines and watching Mountaineer games.

Her lifetime passion was helping others and she loved delivering treats to hospital and nursing home patients. Even during her illness, she made sure that others were not forgotten and always put their needs before her own.

She will be missed by her family and her many friends. As she leaves this life in body, spirit and soul, many will say goodbye for now, while others who preceded her in death will be waiting to welcome her with open arms in heaven.

The family would like to thank Dr. Carl Fisher at UHC, Dr. Matthew Holtzman at UPMC, Dr. Sobtla Kuriun at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and Dr. Sal-man Osman at UHC. Also, many thanks to the nurses, aides, therapists, coordinators, Home Health Care, People’s Hospice and her beauty shop girls.

In keeping with her request, Mrs. Day will be cremated.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison St., Nutter Fort, from 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, until the noon memorial service with Pastor Mark E. Smith presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Duff Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 204 Baker Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301, or to People’s Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.


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Cynthia Ellen (Kennison) Everly 38

Cynthia Ellen (Kennison) Everly, 59, of Cheat Lake, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born in Uniontown, Pa,. on Jan. 2, 1959, to the late Robert Kennison and Joanne (Colebank) Kennison.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her granddaughter, Mackenzie Everly.

Surviving are her children, Carrie Kennison, of Florida, David Everly, of Cheat Lake, Joseph Everly and wife, Ashleigh, of Fairmont, Paul Everly and wife, Amanza, of Bruceton Mills, Mark Everly and wife, Sonya, of Grafton, and Melissa Everly, of Morgantown; her grandchildren, Faith, Sean and Koda, of Cheat Lake, Jax and Willow, of Fairmont, and Mariah, Matthew and Mason, of Grafton; brothers, Robert and Rita Kennison and Richard Kennison, all of Smithfield, Pa., Donald and Linda Kennison, of Cheat Lake, and David and Pegg Kennison, of Kingwood; sisters, Luanne and Howie Myers, Susan and Brian Riggin and Rita and Terry Reese, all of Smithfield, Debbie and Whitney Forquer, of Morgantown, and Lori and Paul Myers, of Salem, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Cindy was formerly employed by Lakeview Resorts, Prime Thyme and BFS.

The family will greet friends and family at Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 W. Church St., Fairchance, Pa., from 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, until the 1 p.m. celebration of her life with Pastor Andrew Burd-Harris officiating.

Marianne Darnell 44

Marianne Darnell, 74, of Morgantown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home, in Cheat Lake, following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Northern Germany to the late Waldermar and Ursula Winkler.

Marianne had two younger brothers, Jurgen who preceded her in death, and Joachim, who resides in Dinslaken, Germany.

She attended nursing school in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she met Barry Darnell, her husband of 51 years. She absolutely loved going to opera concerts, sewing clothes for her family and friends and spending hundreds of hours doing needle point. She was also an avid reader of many books.

Marianne was the proud mother of two wonderful children, Barry Darnell Jr. and Michelle Dunn, both of whom have been in the Lord’s work for many years. She also had the privilege of being a grandmother to Noah Darnell who is preparing for ministry as a junior at Cedarville University, Ohio, and Leah Darnell who will be attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington this fall in preparation to serve in the field of special education.

Marianne, herself, was in church ministry for 45 years with her husband. They served in West Virginia, in North Carolina, as missionaries in Germany and at Grace Baptist Church in Bruceton Mills. She was always willing to do all she could to help in these ministries. More often than not, she was willing to seek out gainful employment in order to supplement their income while starting churches. Her last eight years were very challenging, but according to God’s word, she is now with the Lord.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. — 2 Corinthians 5:8

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Marianne’s care provider, Patrice Bullister as well as the Amedisys Hospice workers as they have all labored diligently to make the last 18 months of Marianne’s earthly life as comfortable as possible. Their ministry to her has been exceptional.

Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, until the 6 p.m. funeral service with Pastor Barry Darnell Jr. officiating. A private burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, in Pisgah.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marianne’s memory to Amedisys Hospice, 3596 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 250, Morgantown, WV 26505.


Melvin “Gene” Cogar 32

Melvin “Gene” Cogar, 86, of Arthurdale, entered into eternal rest on Monday April 16, 2018, from the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility, in Clarksburg, surrounded by loving family and friends.

He was born July 8, 1931, in Sutton, the eldest son of the late Buster and Vera (Simmons) Cogar.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Korea. He worked 46 years as a crane operator with the IUOE Local 132, in Clarksburg. He belonged to the Preston Lodge 90 AF&AM, Monongalia Lodge 10 IOOF and Masontown VFW Post 1589. He was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Eugene Cogar (Linda), of Sutton, and Seth Ashley Cogar (Vickie), of Arthurdale; a daughter, Anita Elizabeth Hornor (John), of Clarksburg; three brothers, Porter, Danny and Joe; three sisters, Betty, Sandra and Mary; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eillen in 1986; second wife, Mary in 2011; daughter, Melva Sankbeil; and four brothers, John Dale, Jim, Kenneth “Tink” and Gary.

Services will be held at the Arthurdale Cemetary at 11 a.m. on May 19, for a Masonic graveside service. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at the Reedsville UMC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Reedsville UMC, Box 403, Reedsville, WV, 26547.

Morgan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cogar family.