RIGGINS, Mrs. Ida Kathryn Marquess

Riggins - Mrs. Ida Kathryn (Marquess), wife of James Riggins, 103 Front St, Westernport, died Tuesday, September 23. The body was removed to Boal's Funeral Home where friends and relatives will be received. Funeral services from Boal Funeral Home Thursday 2 P M., with the Rev. Cecil Carter, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery. Arrangements by Boal Funeral Service.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, September 24, 1941 - pg 19, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 30, 2010




Funeral of Alonzo A. Riggleman
Funeral services for Alonzo A. Riggleman, 27 years old, who was decapitated by a Baltimore and Ohio train on Saturday, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his late home, Thomas St.

Cumberland Evening Times Cumberland, Maryland January 31, 1927
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009


RIGGLEMAN, Mrs. Lulu Frances Durst

Weston, W. Va., May 2 - Mrs. Lulu Frances Riggleman, 61, died yesterday at noon at her residence here. She was the daughter of Francis and Alice (Bankard) Durst, New Germany. Her husband, William Riley Riggleman, died several years ago. Mrs. Riggleman is survived by one son, Lester F. Durst, New Creek Drive, Keyser; four brothers, Gurnie Durst, Keyser; Russell Durst, Baltimore, Md.; Cecil Durst, Akron, Ohio, and John Durst, Maidsville, W. Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stevens, Westernport, Md., and Mrs. Edith Poland, Luke, Md. Arrangements have not been completed.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 2, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012

RILEY, Mrs. Agnes Murphy
Mrs. Agnes Riley, 88, of 472 Winmer Street, died yesterday at her home. She had been in health the past year. A daughter of the late Harrison and Susan (Conrod) (possibly Conrad?) Murphy, she was a native of Allegany County. Her husband, William A. Riley, died in 1935. Mrs. Riley was a member of Fort Ashby Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freida M. Hyde, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Joseph F. Taylor, this city; a son, Lamon H. Riley, Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at Fort Ashby Methodist Church by Rev. Carl E. Burrows, pastor. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 26, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012


RILEY, Mrs. Caroline J. Zilch

Mrs. Frank M. Riley
Mrs. Caroline J. Riley, 74, wife of Frank M. Riley. 517 Linden street, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted November 4. Mr. Riley, 74, a janitor at the YA building, suffered a crushed right foot and other injuries December 11 when he was struck by a B. and .O. locomotive on the Frederick street crossing. He is a patient in the same hospital where his condition remains "fair." Born in Maryland, Mrs. Riley was a daughter of the late Conrad and Josephine (Workman) Zilch. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Schade, this city; two brothers, Henry O. and William C. Zilch, both of Cumberland, and three granddaughters, Kathryn, Marjorie H. and Ruth R. Schade, all of this city. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 17, 2009

RILEY, John Joseph

John Joseph Riley, 82, of 50 Louisiana Avenue, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted. A native of Philadelphia, he was born March 8, 1889, a son of the late Frank and Mary Margaret (Smith) Riley. His wife, Mrs. Martha May (Albright) Riley, died in 1964. Mr. Riley was self-employed as an equipment operator. He was a member of Kingsley Methodist Church and Aerie 245 FO Eagles. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Louise May Riley, with whom he resided; two sons Joseph J. Riley, Green Point, LaVale, and Floyd L. Dorsey LaGrange, Ga.; and two sisters Mrs. Katie Nemeth, Euclid, Ohio, and Mrs. Louise Kurtoyic, Orwell, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a. m. by Rev. John S. Park. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Owen Morris, William King, Thomas Hopwood, Willard Engle, Russell McElfish and James Rexroad.
The Cumberland News, July 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted June 13, 2014

RILEY, Lamon Harrison
Lamon Harrison Riley, a former resident of Cumberland, died yesterday in Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Fla. He had been in ill health several years. He resided at 181 Northwest 89th Street, Miami, and had been a resident of Florida the past 20 years. A native of Mineral County W. Va., he was a son of the late William A. and Agnes (Murphy) Riley. Mr. Riley was employed by an automobile agency in Miami. He was a member of Sunny Isle Lutheran Church there; Miami Temple Lodge 247, AF & AM; Rork and Scottish Rite Bodies, and Mahla Temple, AAONMS, Miami. Surviving are his widow, Lela M. (Davis) Riley, and two sisters Mrs. Freida M. Hyde and Mrs. Joseph F. Taylor, both of Cumberland. The body will be returned to the Scarpeili Funeral Home Monday afternoon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 12, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012

RILEY, Mrs. Martha May Albright
Mrs. Martha May Riley, 75, died yesterday at her residence, 507 Louisiana Avenue. She had been in failing health for more than a year. Born in Wellersburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Christine (Emerick) Albright. She is survived by her husband, John Riley; a daughter, Louise M. Riley, at home; two sons, Floyd Dorsey, LaGrange, Ga., and Joseph J. Riley, Greenpoint Road, LaVale; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Bryant and Mrs. Lola Dorsey, Baltimore; Mrs. Rebecca Beal, Mt. Savage; and Mrs. Effie Clites, Barrelville: seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Jacob H. Snyder and Rev. Frank P. Fratto. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, June 9, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 7, 2013

RILEY, Mrs. Nellie Marie Walker
KEYSER - Mrs. Nellie Marie Riley, 74, of 460 Newton Street, was dead on arrival yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital. Mrs. Riley was born in McCoole, a daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy (Crabtree) Walker. Her husband, Otho D. Riley, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Arnold and Raymond Iser, and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lewis, all of here; one stepson, Richard Riley, McCoole; three step-daughters, Mrs. Margaret Litten here; Mrs. Marie Morehouse, Moundsville, and Miss Louise Riley, Philadelphia, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Rotruck Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; August 4, 1973; page 7.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 11, 2013 

Name: Ronald Lee Riley, Jr., 52 of Cresaptown, MD
Parents: Norma R. (Spataro) Riley and Ronald L. Riley, Sr.
DOD: Saturday, April 17, 2004
Spouse: Kathy A. (Wilt) Riley
Predeceased by: father; grandparents, Edith and Jay Spataro; paternal grandparents, John Black and Helen Irons
Survived by: mother; wife; daughter, Gwendolyn Riley, Bowling Green, Cumberland, MD; brothers, Robert Dale Riley, Mt. Savage, MD; Rev. Richard David Riley and wife Christal, Mt. Savage, MD
Burial: April 20, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2014

Name: Thomas "Tuck Tom" C. Riley, 65, of Fort Ashby, WV
Parents: Robert Riley and Helen Marie (Spencer) Riley Brown
DOB: June 2, 1939
DOD: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Spouses: first wife, Wanda Lee (Saville) Riley; second wife, Carolyn Kay (Hiett) Riley
Predeceased by: parents; wife Wanda; brother, Robert Riley; step-father, Arno Brown
Survived by: wife Carolyn; son, Michael Goin; daughter, Cathy Riley; step-daughter, Debbie Jeffrey; step-son, Pat Oster; brothers, Dale Riley, Edward Riley, and Roger Brown; sister, Mary Jane Phillips
Burial: April 27, 2005, Fort Ashby Cemetery
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014

RILEY, Mrs. Vesta Rubena Teets
Vesta Rubena (Teets) Riley, 90, Markleysburg, Pa., died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. Born July 10, 1921, in Hazelton, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Lester and Katherine (Katie) Teets. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Norris B. Riley; one son, Karol Douglas Riley; one daughter, Judith Virginia Riley; three brothers; her twin Leslie Teets, Oliver Teets, and Reed Teets; two sisters, Thelma Spaw and Grace Thomas; and one grandson, Todd D. Riley. A longtime member of Sand Spring Church of God, she dedicated her life to serving her Lord and Savior. Along with being a faithful follower of Christ, Vesta was just as devoted to her family. She was an exemplary wife, a nurturing and encouraging mother, and a very loving and affectionate grandmother. She had many different interests and hobbies during her life. She absolutely loved to quilt, especially with her sister Thelma, and has made many beautiful bed coverings over the years. She was an excellent baker and was well-known for her delicious cookies and pies. Vesta also loved music and could always be heard singing or humming her favorite hymns. Vesta worked at the Teets Store and Bakery in McHenry and at Spear Nursing Home in Markleysburg, but she will be remembered most for all the years she served at Sunrise Mountain Camp with her husband as the resident caretakers. Many children who attended camp there were touched by her kindness and continued to visit her long after she retired. Vesta is survived by one sister, Stella Friend, Uniontown, Pa.; two sons, Tom D. Riley and wife Janet, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Stephen L.N. Riley and wife Pat, Joppatowne; two daughters, Carolyn L. Hebert and husband Frank, Soddy-Daisy, and Dotti J. Phillips, Hixson, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, W.Va., today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Sand Spring Church of God, Friendsville, on Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Nevin Umbel will officiating. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service.Interment will follow at Sand Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, June 21, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 16, 2012

RILEY, William H. 

Westernport, Md - Feb 19 - William H Riley, 83, husband of the late Dora Ann (Yowell) Riley, a retired farmer, died at the home of his son, Wore M Riley, Greene's Addition, this morning.  A native of Orange County, Va, he lived here 27 years.  He was a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church, Madison Co, Va and the last member of his family.  Besides Wore M Riley, he is survived by five(sic) other children: Mrs Marguerite Thompson, Lonaconing; Mrs Etta Randall and Mrs Bertha Morris, Westernport; Cleveland Riley, Culpeper, Va; Newman Riley, Oella, Md and Otho Riley, Keyser.  The body will remain at the Boal Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, February 19, 1944 - pg 5, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 2, 2013

RIMINI, Mrs. Esther Madeline Branson

A former local resident was killed and her husband seriously injured in a two car accident Thursday on U.S. Route 22 near Duncansville, Pa. Mrs. Esther Madeline Rimini, 57, of RD 1, Lilley, Pa., was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital, Altoona. She sustained multiple injuries in the crash which occurred Thursday evening. Her husband, Joseph Rimini, 61, was admitted to the hospital, where he was reported in critical condition last night. Driver of the second vehicle, a van owned by a Hollidaysburg, Pa., firm, Douglas M. Barry, 29, of Hollidaysburg, and seven passengers in the van were treated at Mercy Hospital. State Police at Altoona said the van was traveling east on Route 22 and for an unknown reason crossed the center line and crashed into the Rimini vehicle. The Rimini car was demolished. Mrs. Rimini was pronounced dead at the scene. A native of Wiley Ford, Mrs. Rimini was a daughter of the late David P. and Laura (Abe) Branson. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul L. Rice, city; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy McDonald, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Vera Smith, city; three brothers, Roy Branson, RD 2, Keyser; Paul Branson, Wiley Ford, and Elmer Branson, Bedford Road; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kimmell, city, and Mrs. Edith Whitacre, RD 2, Ridgeley, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, December 11, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

RINGER, Albert Ray

Albert Ray Ringer, 82, Bruceton Mills, Hazelton community, W.Va., and Oakland, died July 18, 2011, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born Nov. 24, 1928, in Cuzzart, W.Va., he was a son of the late Okey Guy and Mae Frankhouser Ringer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and worked as a teacher and educational administrator in the Oakland area. Albert is survived by his wife, Juanita Fike Ringer, Hazelton, W.Va.; one foster son and his wife, Harland and Kaylen Carlson, and their three daughters, all of Oakland; one brother, Edward Ringer, Bel Air; one sister, Dora Belle McCune; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m., at Shady Grove Church of the Brethren, Bruceton Mills, with Pastor Barry Adkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills. Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville/Bruceton Mills, has provided the cremation service and is assisting the family with the memorial service. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.spearfuneralhome.net.
The Republican Newspaper; July 28, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 7, 2011

RINGER, Barbara Lucy

RINGER, BARBARA LUCY - Age 83 years, of Terra Alta, Cranesville, W. Va., passed away Tuesday afternoon. August 31, 1976 in the Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood. W. Va. She was born November 30, 1892 at Lake Ford, Md., daughter of the late Thomas E. and Frances (Fanny) Browning Haigh. A member of the Roman Catholic Church and the Homemakers Club in Cranesville. Surviving are: one son, Willard H. Ringer of Markleysburg; one granddaughter, Mrs. Earldean Browning of Oakland, Md.; two great grandchildren and one brother, Harry Haigh of Cranesville. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Ringer, October, 1962 also a sister, Mrs. Susan Feathers. Friends will be received at the Kiger-Williams Funeral Home, Kingwood, W. Va. after 7 o’clock this evening. Services will be Friday at 1:30 from St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Terra Alta, W. Va. with Rev. John L. O’Riley and Rev. Berlin Wilhelm officiating. Interment in Terra Alta Cemetery. Rosary will be recited from the funeral home Thursday evening at 7:30.
Evening Standard (Uniontown, PA); September 1, 1976
(Courtesy of Priscilla Engeman)
Posted May 2, 2014

RINGER, Mrs. Mary Ann Leister

SOMERSET - Mrs. William Karl (Mary Ann Leister) Ringer, 22, died at her home at Glencoe, R. D. 1. She leaves her husband, one son, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, July 31, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2009

RINGER, Mrs. Mildred Elsie Shaffer

Mrs. Mildred Elsie Ringer, 68, of Hyndman, died Tuesday evening, November 11, 1975, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hyndman, January 30, 1907, a daughter of the late Milton W. Shaffer and Stella (Bradigan) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur G. Ringer and these four daughters, Mrs. Jeannine Laing, of Covina, California; Mrs. Lois Bagley, of Cumberland; Mrs. Lana Thompson, of Wellersburg, Pa.; and Theresa Ringer, at home. Two brothers, Walter Shaffer, of Cumberland; and James Shaffer, of R.D. 1, Hyndman; also survive. Mrs. Ringer was a member of the Hyndman United Church of Christ. Funeral services: Friday, November 14, at 1 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Leroy Logsdon, officiating. Burial in the IOOF Cemetery, Rockwood, Pa. Friends will be received in the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, November 12, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


RINGLER, Mrs. Catherine Eliza Baum

MEYERSDALE, Jan. 13 — Mrs. Catherine Eliza Ringler, 64, wife of Dillon L. Ringler, died Saturday evening at her home at (90 Washington Street) Frostburg, Md. A daughter of the late William and Mary Haberline Baum, she was born August 2, 1876, at Salisbury. Surviving are her husband, one daughter and one grandson. She was a sister of John H. Baum, Jennings; George R. Baum, Keswick, Va.; Charles A. Baum, Berlin; William M. Baum, Cumberland; Ralph T. Baum, Covington, Ky.; and Robert C. Baum, Mrs. Samuel Horchler, and Misses Edith and Alice Baum, all of Salisbury.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania  Monday, 13 January 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

RINGLER, Charles A.

Meyersdale - Charles A. Ringler, 84, died Tuesday at his home. A native of here, he was born June 15, 1874 and was a son of the late Adam and Rachael (Wagner) Ringler. Surviving are three sons: Charles H. and Robert W. Ringler, both of Roanoke, Va., Oscar A. Ringler, of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Rickard, Meyersdale; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Leckemby, Mrs. Josephine Atkinson and Miss Rachael Ringler, all of here, Mrs. Margaret Wiland, Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. L. Collins Defibaugh, pastor of the United Church of Christ, will officiate, and burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 2, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010


Name: Earl Samuel "Cotton" Ringler, 80, of Salisbury, PA
Parents:  Earl C. and Lucinda E. (Lowry) Ringler
DOB: June 20, 1924, in Salisbury, PA
DOD: Thursday, December 09, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Doretha Jane (Hutzell) Ringler
Military: U.S. Army veteran of WW II; staff sergeant in the Army Glider and Paratrooper Unit, 17th Airborne Division; recipient of the Purple Heart, having served in three campaigns and one invasion
Predeceased by: parents; wife; brothers, Clyde, Lawrence, Walter and Robert; sister, Ethel Harding
Survived by: son, Richard Allan Ringler and wife Doris, Keyser, WV; daughters, Patricia Ann Shaffer and husband Robert, Greensboro, NC; Carolyn Weyant, Meyersdale, PA; Janice Lease and husband Chuck, Cumberland, MD; brothers, Karl and Harry Ringler, both of Salisbury; sisters, Anna Marie Anderson, Radford, VA; Louise Tressler, Salisbury
Burial: December 11, 2004, Salisbury Cemetery
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014

Mrs. Effie Folk Ringler
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)

RINGLER, Mrs. Effie Folk

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Effie Ringler, 58, wife of Dillon Ringler, died in a Harrisburg, Pa., hospital Sunday morning. She was a daughter of Mrs. Edith (Bowser) Folk, Frostburg, and the late William Folk and was born in Frostburg. Beside her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Deist, Sewickley, Pa.; step-daughter, Mrs. Grace Hawkins, Frostburg; a son, Franklin Rush, Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Witt, Zihlman; Mrs. George Thorpe, Borden Mines, and Mrs. Elmer Rosenberger, Finzel; four brothers, Harry and Thomas Folk, Zihlman; Henry Folk, Baltimore, and Carl Folk, Wadsworth, Ohio; a grandchild and one great-grandchild. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home after 7 p.. m. Tuesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 7, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Mrs. Effie Folk Ringler
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)

RINGLER, Mrs. Effie Folk

Frostburg - Services for Mrs. Effie Ringler, 58, wife of Dillon Ringler, Harrisburg, Pa., who died there Sunday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Durst Funeral Home. Rev. George L. Wehler, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, will officiate and burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be George Whitefield, Arthur Monahan, Rudolph Lewis, Louis Race, Harry Winner and Robert Jenkins.
Wednesday, 9 July 1958; Cumberland Evening Times, pg 20
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 15, 2011

RINGLER, Mrs. Ellen E. Garlitz

MEYERSDALE, April 30 - Mrs. Ellen E. Garlitz Ringler, 6O, died Monday in Somerset Community Hospital after an illness of two months. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Garlitz, she was born here May 3, 1881. Surviving are her husband, Charles, and these children: Charles H. and Oscar A. of Roanoke, Va., Robert W. at home and Mrs. Walter Richard of Meyersdale. She was a sister of Mrs. Charles Baker, Mrs. John Darrah, Mrs. Orick Henry and Miss Edith Garlitz, all of Meyersdale. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev. Nelson C. Brown and Rev. Dr. B. A. Black. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 30, 1941  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

RINGLER, Mrs. Ellen E. Garlitz

Meyersdale, Pa., April 30 — Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen E. (Garlitz) Ringler, 60, wife of Charles Ringler of Meyersdale, who died Monday in Community Hospital in Somerset, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon with interment in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Ringler leaves her husband, four children and four sisters — Mrs. Charles Baker, Mrs. John Darrah, Miss Edith Garlitz and Mrs. Orick Henry, all of Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 30, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


RINGLER, Mrs. Ellen M. Deuker

MEYERSDALE, Jan. 28.—Mrs. Ellen M. Ringler, 77, died Saturday at her home in Elk Lick township after a lingering illness. Born in Somerset county November 10, 1863, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary N. Walker Deucker, she was the widow of Samuel J. Ringler. Surviving children are D. L. of Frostburg, Earl C. and Mrs. Chester Herring of Salisbury, Lemon at home and Mrs. Josiah Long of Somerset. There are 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church with Rev. Alvin J. Forrey, pastor, officiating; burial was in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 28, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

RINGLER, Eugene Wilson

HYNDMAN — Eugene Wilson Ringler, 61, of RD 1, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Meyersdale, June 28, 1915, a son of the late James Roy and Sadie Melissa (Lenhart) Ringler. Mr. Ringler was a retired special policeman for the University of Maryland, and was a member of the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren. He is survived by a son, Robert Eugene Ringler, Baltimore, and three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Lechliter, RD 3, Cumberland; Mrs. Carol Jean Vacek, Glen Burnie, and Mrs. Judy Kathy Gnall, Hanover, Md.; a brother, Glenn Ringler, Corriganville, a sister, Mrs. Gloria Platt, Mt. Savage, and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by Rev. Leroy Logsdon of the Independent Bible Church. Interment will be in Sunset. Memorial Park, Bedford Road.
The Cumberland News, May 26, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2011

RINGLER, Harry James

HYNDMAN — Harry James Ringler, 66, of RD 1 Buffalo Mills, died Wednesday in Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Born at Coal Run, he was a son of the late Dennis and Lydia (Folk) Ringler. He was a member of Lybarger Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Deremer) Ringler; a son, George Ringler, Seat Pleasant, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Homer Duppstadt and Mrs. Joseph Lafferty, both of RD 1, Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Elmer Brooks, Hillside, Md., and Mrs. Stanley Pensyl, RD 2, Bedford; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shultz, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Blair Shroyer, RD 1, Buffalo Mills; two half-brothers, Lawrence Ringler, Buffalo Mills, and Henry Ringler, Hyndman; two half-sisters, Mrs. Walter Burkett and Mrs. Harry Sheirer, both of Hyndman, and 10 grandchildren. The body will be at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lybarger Lutheran Church by Rev. Jack Stouffer and interment will be in Madley Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Cumberland News, April 10, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2015

RINGLER, FSgt. Harvey Edison

Mrs. Nellie M. Sheirer of Madley is in receipt of a telegram dated July 31 from Maj. Gen. Edward F. Witzell as follows: "I am deeply distressed to inform you a report just received states your brother, FSgt. Harvey E. Ringler, who was previously reported missing in action, died July 17, 1942, in the Philippine Islands while a prisoner of war of the Japanese Government." The letter stated the fact with the additional information that he died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippine Islands as a result of dysentery and malaria. First Sergeant Harvey Edison Ringler was born in Somerset County Aug. 24, 1906, a son of Dennis and Sophia (Miller) Ringler, and entered the service 20 years ago serving a three-year enlistment in the States. At the expiration he re-enlisted and 17 years ago was sent to the Philippines with the regular army and was never home. He was wounded Jan. 26, 1942, but in March that year was back with his outfit. Later he was captured and the family had no word from him in more than three years until the telegram July 31 as above. Besides the sister mentioned, Mrs. Harvey Sheirer of Madley, he is survived by two brothers and a sister: Henry and Mrs. Walter Burkett of Hyndman and Lawrence of Buffalo Mills, and these half brothers and sisters: Harry and Mrs. Blair Shroyer of Buffalo Mills Rt. 1, Albert of Canton, O., and Mrs. Russell Shultz of Meyersdale.
The Bedford Gazette, August 24, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2015

RINGLER, James Roy

Barrelville - James Roy Ringler, 56, a retired miner, died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, where he had been a patient several days. He had been in ill health two years. A native of Salisbury, Pa., he was a son of Mrs. Ellen (Hoyle) Ringler, Meyersdale, Pa., and the late Wilson Ringler. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie (Lenhart) Ringler; three ons, James W. Ringler, at home; Eugene W. Ringler, RD 3, Meyersdale, and Glen C. Ringler, Corriganville; a daughter, Miss Gloria Ringler, at home; two brothers, Leonard Ringler, Meyersdale, and Samuel Ringler, Beaver Falls, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Fay Shrader, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Alex Kreitzburg, Akron, and six grandhildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Price Funeral home, Meyersdale. Rev. Seth C. Morrow, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland, will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 7, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

RINGLER, Miss Rachel

MEYERSDALE — Miss Rachel Ringler, 79, died yesterday. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Rachel (Wagner) Ringler. A number of nieces and nephews survive. A private service will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Sechrist will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, April 19, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

RINGLER, Mrs. Sadie Malinda Lenhart

MT. SAVAGE - Mrs. Sadie Malinda Ringler, 76, of RD 1, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Born in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Elizabeth (Shultz) Lenhart and was the widow of James Roy Ringler who died in 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Plait, RD 1; two sons, Eugene Ringler, Baltimore, and Glenn Ringler, Corriganville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ringler was a member of the Barrelville Presbyterian Church. A son, James W. Ringler, died last September. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, LaVale, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p. m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted at the Barrelville Presbyterian Church, Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Vincent Flack, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2009

RINGLER, Mrs. Sophia Miller

Madley, Pa., Aug. 14 – Funeral service for Mrs. Sophia Ringler, 57, Bard, Pa., was held at the Lybarger Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, Friday. Rev. H. M. Petrea officiated. Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Sadie Shroyer, Gravel Pit; Mrs. Mary Shultz, Meyersdale; Mrs. Gladys Burket, Harry, Ringler, Lawrence Ringler, Henry Ringler, Miss Nellie Ringler, all of Bard, and Edison Ringler in the U.S. service in the Philippines.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 14, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2015

RINGLER, William Harry

SOMERSET, Dec. 3 — William Harry Ringler, 80, Stonycreek township farmer, died Thursday at his home. A son of the late Levi and Susan Suder Ringler he is survived by his wife, Jennie Kimmel Ringler, nine children, including Mrs. Samuel Miller of Meyersdale, one brother, and one sister.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 3, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

RINKER, Philip

Philip Rinker of near Bayard, Grant Co, born December 1, 1822, died February 3, 1913, aged 90 years, 2 months and 3 days.  He was well until four days previous to his death, when he contracted a severe cold which caused his death. He was born near Bayard, and moved to Hampshire Co. in 1834, near Purgittsville, where he remained until 1878, when he returned to Grant Co, where he spent the remainder of his life.
He leaves an aged companion, 87 years of age, and seven children, three boys and four girls; four preceding him to the spirit world.  The children surviving are as follows: Jemima High, David and Edward of Hampshire Co; Maggie E. Paugh of Keyser, Mary C.  B(urges) and Nora Rinker of Grant Co. and Isaac of Garrett, Md. Mr. Rinker began life as a pioneer in the wilderness, his son Isaac, cutting the first stick of timber on the farm.  The first years of their life in the wilderness were years of toil and hardships. The first feed for their stock was buckwheat straw within linn or basswood brush broken off and cured when the leaves were green. They used the bark of trees to cover their buildings with.  He was permitted to live to a good old age.  He spent sixty years of married life, and was a member of the Brethren church for over 30 years.
Funeral services were conducted by the writer at the old home.  Interment also on the home farm.  Lorenzo H. Fike.

Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010

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