Services for Bruce Rodeheaver, six, who was killed yesterday when struck by a truck in front of the Keyser Elementary School, will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Run Church of the Brethren. Rev. 0. G. Stiltz and Rev. Asa Holsinger will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The youngster, a first grade student, was killed when he ran in front of a truck. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser. Attaches said he sustained a crushed chest and fractured skull. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rodeheaver of Route 50, near Keyser. Raymond Dawson of the Keyser Police, who investigated, said the young boy was apparently running toward a small store across Piedmont Street and either did not see the truck or was not able to stop in time. The driver of the vehicle, Lane Bryant Parker, 24, of Needmore, W. Va., said he did not see the child and was unaware of the accident until he felt the left rear dual wheels run over something. Several witnesses to the accident said the youth ran down the school yard into the side of the vehicle and was thrown beneath the rear wheels. Both the elementary school and Keyser High School were out for the lunch hour and many of the students saw the accident occur. The truck was unloaded at the time and the driver was on his way for a load of coal. He had had a flat tire earlier in the morning and had transferred the load to another truck during the repairs. Officer Dawson said no charges have been placed against Parker and the investigation of the accident is being continued. Also surviving besides his parents, are two brothers, Terry and Robert Rodeheaver, both at home; a sister, Joyce Rodeheaver, also at home; his paternal grandfather, Charles E. Rodeheaver, RD 3, Keyser, and his maternal grandparents, Mr..and Mrs. Garner McDonald, Burlington. The body will be taken to the residence this evening.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 19, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010


Mineral County authorities today indicated they plan to file a murder charge against James Edward Butts, 22, in the death of Earl J. Rodeheaver, 24, of RD 3, Keyser. Butts was arrested early yesterday at the home of his father in McCoole. He was being held in the Allegany County lockup pending transfer to West Virginia authorities at Keyser. Rodeheaver died of a sub-dural hemorrhage due to a fractured skull, according to a report by Dr. Benedict Skitarelic, local pathologist, who performed a post-mortem examination at the request of Mineral County authorities. Cpl. F. W. Armstrong of the Keyser detachment of West Virginia State Police said Rodeheaver and Butts were involved in a fight which began in the Horse Shoe Inn and ended outside the premises as patrons were leaving the tavern. Rodeheaver was knocked unconscious when he fell backwards to the ground and hit his head. He was taken to Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, by some of his companions, but died there several hours later. Authorities said following the Butts-Rodeheaver fight, the former became engaged in another tussle with Harry Lee (Buddy) Eversole, 26, of Keyser. Eversole was arrested by Tfc. Noechel and fined at a hearing this morning before Justice of the Peace Madalyn Bazzle. Assisting Cpl. Arrnstrong in the investigation are Trooper Robert Noechel and Mineral County Sheriff Earl Kemp. Rodeheaver was born in Cumberland, a son of Charles E. and Iva (Summerfield) Rodeheaver. He also is survived by a daughter, Dawn Marie Rodeheaver, Keyser; four sisters, Misses Elma Jean, Janet May, Patricia and Linda Rodeheaver, all at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Everett Morris, Morgantown, W. Va.; two brothers, Richard Rodeheaver, Lorain, Ohio, and Dennis Rodeheaver, RFD 3, Keyser, and a half-brother, Joseph Rodeheaver, Star Route 1, Keyser. The body is at the Rogers Funeral Home, Keyser, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Dawson Methodist Church by Rev. L. Carl Whitten and interment will be in Dawson Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon on Wednesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 13, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010

RODEHEAVER, Mrs. Elmira Cross

Oakland, Md., Feb. 6 - Services for Mrs. Elmira Cross Rodeheaver, 71, widow of Samuel Rodeheaver, will be conducted tomorrow at Paradise United Brethren Church by the Rev. J. O. Foster, with burial at Sand Flat. Injuries in an automobile accident contributed to her death. She was a native of Iowa and had been married fifty-five years. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Lonnie, Sand Flat; and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Paugh, Oakland. She was a sister of Elmer Cross, Oakland; William Cross, California, Pa.; Mrs. John Kisner, Deer Park, and Mrs. Sherman Savage, Sang Run.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 6, 1942; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)



ROWLESBURG, W. Va.— Franklin W. Rodeheaver, 34-year-old town policeman, was found fatally shot in a chair in his home yesterday. Preston County officials said Rodeheaver died of gunshot wound through his right eye. A pistol was found lying beside the chair. Authorities said Rodeheaver had been hunting yesterday morning. Before returning to his home he talked to his friends and seemed in good spirits. His wife reported that she was in the back of their home at 1 p.m. when she heard a shot. Upon investigating she found her husband dead in the chair in the dining room. Rodeheaver had been employed in the town in recent years, and during the past year served as the town policeman. He was born November 21, 1915, in Rowlesburg, a son of Mrs. Alberta (Funk) Rodeheaver and the late Joseph Rodeheaver. Besides his mother and his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Shaffer) Rodeheaver, he is survived by two brothers, Charles Rodeheaver, Route 3, Keyser, and Douglas Rodeheaver, Rowlesburg; and five sisters, Mrs. Effie Sanders, Morgantown; Mrs. Edna Winter, Terra Alto; Mrs. Catherine Stevenson, Fellowsville; Mrs. Claris Case, Rowlesburg; and Mrs. Della Funk, RFD 1, Moatsville, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 3, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010

RODEHEAVER, Pvt. Harrison G.

ROWLESBURG, W. Va. - The body of Pvt. Harrison G. Rodeheaver, 25, son of Mrs. Alberta Rodeheaver, Catherine Street, and the late Joseph E. Rodeheaver, who was killed in Italy December 6, 1943, arrived here this morning, and was taken to the Pike-Watson Funeral Home. Reburial services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in Christ Methodist Church by Rev. Reese Burns, pastor. Military honors at the grave in Red Rock Cemetery will be accorded by George D. Jackson Post No. 56, American Legion, Preston County. A lifelong resident of this community, Pvt. Rodeheaver was born March 28, 1918. He entered the Army June 18, 1941, and received training at Fort Knox, Ky., Camp Cook, Calif., Camp Forest, Tenn., and Pine Camp, N.Y., before going overseas to Italy, in November, 1943. Pvt. Rodeheaver, who participated in two major battles, served with the First Special Service Force, First Regiment. Besides his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Charles Rodeheaver, Dawson, Md., and Franklin and Douglas Rodeheaver, Rowlesburg, and five sisters, Mrs. Effie, Sanders, Sabraton; Mrs. Edna Winters, Terra Alta; Mrs. Clarise Case, Rowlesburg; Mrs. Catherine Stevenson, Fellowsville; and Miss Della Mae Rodeheaver, Rowlesburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 24, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010


ALTAMONT - Harry Clyde Rodeheaver, 84, of RD 1, Swanton, died yesterday in Garrett Memorial Hospital. Born August 7, 1892 at Mountain Lake Park, he was the son of the late William F. and Sarah (Lipscomb) Rodeheaver. He was a retired woodsman. Surviving are his widow Martha S. (Lee) Rodeheaver; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Louise Beckman, Deer Park; Mrs. Sarah Kay Harvey, Loch Lynn; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Alice Marie Friend, Deer Park; one brother, Joshua Rodeheaver, Loch Lynn, and seven grandchildren. Friends will be received at the John O. Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Mountain Top Christian Assembly Church by the Rev. Walter H. Leake. Interment will be in George Cemetery, near here. The body will be take to the church tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; July 5. 1977; page 20.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 3, 2010


Herman Paul Rodeheaver, 85, of 1387 Bishoff Rd., Friendsville, Md. died Sunday, July 06, 2003, at Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident, Md. (McHenry) on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with Rev. Philip Matthews, Rev.Donald Matthews and Rev. Oren Bender. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.Interment will be in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Oak Grove Church or Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home. 
Sunday, July 06, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014


FRIENDSVILLE - Hobert L. Rodeheaver, 64, of Hoyes, was dead on arrival yesterday at the Grantsville Area Health Center.
Born in Hazelton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Minnie (Matthews) Rodeheaver.  He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and Maryland Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his widow, Mary (Frazee) Rodeheaver; a son, Dale Rodeheaver, Accident; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley C. Lohr, Greensburg, Pa.; three brothers, Mason Rodeheaver, McHenry; Herman and James Rodeheaver, Friendsville; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Savage, Mrs. Agnes DeWitt, McHenry; Mrs. Stella DeWitt, Mrs. Lucille DeWitt, Friendsville, and six granchildren.
The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted at the Oak Grove Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Matthews and Rev. Connell T. Chaney will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; July 22, 1975; page 5.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)


RODEHEAVER, Mrs. Minnie Blanche Matthews

OAKLAND - Mrs. Minnie Blanche Rodeheaver, 81, Star Route, Friendsville, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one month. Born in Preston County, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Howard and Amanda (Kelly) Matthews and was the widow of Stephen Andrew Rodehaver who died in 1960. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. Surviving are four sons, Hobert Rodeheaver, Hoyes; Herman, Mason, and James A. Rodeheaver, Friendsville; five daughters, Mrs. Mary J. Savage, Mrs. Agnes DeWitt, McHenry; Mrs. Stell DeWitt, Mrs. Lucille DeWitt and Mrs. Mildred Cuppet, Friendsville; two brothers, Albert Matthews, Hazelton, W. Va., and John Matthews, RD 1, Oakland; four half brothers, Carlos Matthews, Huntsville, Ala.; Harold Matthews, Carisle, Pa.; Jack and Hobart Matthews, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Stewart, Detroit, Mich.; two half sisters, Mrs. Cora Faye, Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, Lorain, Ohio. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence this afternoon. A service will be conducted at Oak Grove Church Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. David Matthews, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken ot the church one hour before service.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 17, 1968; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)


RODEHEAVER, Mrs. Myrtle Anna Markley

OAKLAND - Mrs. Myrtle Anna Rodeheaver, 69, of 347 West Liberty Street, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient four days. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Ida M. (Sines) Markley. Her husband, Joseph T. Rodeheaver, died in 1950. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of Brethren. Surviving are three sons, Russell A. Rodeheaver, Oakland; Ralph E. and Lofton M. Rodeheaver, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Mrs. Cahterine Emerick and Mrs. Josephine Croft, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Mary Everd and Mrs. Rosalie Baker, both of Oakland; a brother, Paul Markley, Hutton; three sisters, Mrs. Lona Guthrie, Markleysbury, Pa.; Mrs. Cecil O’Haver, Oakland, and Mrs. Hazel Roy, Hutton; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Donald Matthews and Rev. E. H. Wilt. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; May 19, 1966; page 19.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

RODENISER, Mrs. Virginia Meyers

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Mrs. Virginia Meyers Rodeniser, 73, of 239 Meyers Avenue, Meyersdale, died last evening at the home following an illness of eight weeks. Born at Glencoe, she was the daughter of the late William Jackson and Ellen Jane (Poorbaugh) Meyers. Her husband, Bruce Hewitt Rodeniser, a vice-president of the Beatice Food Company, Pittsburgh, died in 1937. Surviving are a son, Bruce Hewitt Rodeniser, Jr., at home; brother, Harvey T. Meyers, Glencoe; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Purbaugh, Connellsville; Mrs. Mivina Gray, Detroit; Mrs. Harry Love, Cleveland; and Mrs. C. Frank Tidwell, New York City. The body will be taken to Pittsburgh today from the Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Berlin, where it will remain until Wednesday morning at the Rodeniser Funeral Home, 150 South Negley Street. Service will be held in Pittsburgh at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m. The body will be returned here to the residence Wednesday morning and will lie in state until 2:30 p.m.Thursday when services will be held in the Mount Lebanon Reformed church with Rev. Nelson Brown, Rev. J. Gindlesperger, and Rev. D. F. Steffan officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 10, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

RODERICK, Mrs. Elsie Madaris Zimmerman (abridged)

Piedmont, W.Va. ~ Elsie Madaris Roderick, 88, of West Hampshire Street, Piedmont, WV, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Born April 18, 1925, in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late Robert Clague Zimmerman and Hila Madaris Zimmerman Collett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Herman "Jim" Roderick; the uncle who raised her, Alfred "Susie" Zimmerman; step-father, Oliver D. Collett; and sister Eleanor Richards. Elsie was a 1943 graduate of Piedmont High School. In 1947, she graduated from the Allegany Hospital School of Nursing in Cumberland. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Miner’s Hospital in Frostburg, MD; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, WV; and Westvaco Pulp and Paper Mill. Elsie was a lifelong member of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church. She was married Easter Sunday in 1950, to her one true love and lived her entire life in Piedmont. Elsie is survived by a son, Jim Roderick, and daughter in law, Jane; granddaughters, Neena Roderick of Lexington Park, MD and Lucy Roderick of LaVale, MD; a daughter, Margie Lynch, and son-in -law, Al, of Scott Depot, WV; grandchildren, Victoria Le and husband, Khai, of East Brunswick, NJ; Brian and Al Lynch III of Scott Depot, WV; sister-in-law, Joy Lee Roderick, New Creek, WV; nephews, John Richards of Lanham, MD; Bennett and Garrett Roderick of New Creek, WV; niece, Cathy Kelly of Keyser, WV; and her dearest childhood friend, Margie Lee Hannon McCutcheon of Frostburg, MD. The family will receive friends at Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, WV, on Monday, March 23, from 4 – 8 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 24, at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Tom Forbes officiating. Interment will be at Philos Cemetery in Westernport, MD. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the kind and caring nurses and staff at Goodwill Mennonite Retirement Community in Grantsville, MD. Memorial gifts may be made in Elsie’s name to Goodwill Mennonite Retirement Community, 891 Dorsey Hotel Road, Grantsville, MD, 21536, attention: Julia Tice.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune (WV) - March 24, 2014
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015

RODERICK, Herman A. "Jim"

PIEDMONT - Herman A. "Jim" Roderick, 74, of 64 West Hampshire St., Piedmont died July follow in Mountain 17, 2001, at his home. Born June 20, 1927, in McCoole, Md., he was the son of the late Vernon and Myrtle Hodges Roderick. Two sisters, Zella Davis and Frances Biddle, also preceded him in death. Jim retired from Westvaco's Luke Mill with 41 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in Japan after World War II. He was a member of Kelly Mansfield Post 52 American Legion, Piedmont, Queens Point VFW Post 6775, McCoole, Md., David Lodge 51 AF&AM and Piedmont Presbyterian Church. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie M. Zimmerman Roderick; a son and daughter-in-law, Jane, and granddaughters, Neena and Lucy, of LaVale, Md.; a daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Al Lynch and grandchildren, Victoria, Brian and Al III, of Scott Depot; a brother, Bennett Roderick of Keyser; several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Md., with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment, with Masonic graveside rites and military honors, will accorded at Philos Cemetery, Westernport. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 63 Ashfield St., Piedmont, WV 26750.
Newsbank: Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - July 18, 2001
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015



SCHELL, NOVEMBER 4 - The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. Roderick, preached at Rehoboth church, by Rev. L. C. Messick, last Sunday, was largely attended, several from a distance being present, amongst whom was quite a crowd from Blaine.
Keyser Tribune, November 8, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

RODERICK, Mrs. Margaret Ellen

Mrs. J. W. Roderick, wife of our well known correspondent, "Uncle John", died at her home at Schell, yesterday evening of a complication of diseases, at the age of 64 years. Funeral services at Rehobeth Saturday morning and burial at the old grave yard at Burlington about three o'clock.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

RODERICK, Mrs Margaret Ellen

Margaret Ellen, wife of J W Roderick, departed this life on the 10th day of Oct, 1912, at 7:30 pm, at her home near Schel, W. Va, aged 64 years, 6 months and 24 days. The subject of this notice professed faith in Christ when quite young and united with the ME Church, in which she lived a consistent member until after her marriage, when she along with her husband united with the U B Church, of which she remained a member until the end came. She had been in declining health for several years and a constant sufferer, yet she bore it all with fortitude and a christant patience that would be hard to excel. The immediate cause of her death was stomach trouble, that member having entirely failed to act; for over 20 days she took no nourishment save a little water, a part of the time, but she remained conscious to the last. About three days before her death, she asked me to raise her up in bed - as we often did to rest her - on this occasion she asked to take her in my arms, she then told me she could be with me but a short time longer and after telling me how much she appreciated my kindness to her throughout the many years of our married life, she said, "From the time that Bruce was a child, my prayer to God was that I might be spared to raise him and train him up in the way he should go, he is now 24 years old and able to care for himself, and I have nothing to bind me here save that I am sorry to leave you in your declining day. I had hoped to care for you in your last days, but God has willed it otherwise and I now leave you and Bruce to His care. Bruce will take care of you and I am now ready and willing to go. I submit my soul to the God who gave it, now kiss me goodbye and lay me down." After this she sand[?] rapidly until the end came. She leaves her aged and almost heart broken husband and one son to mourn their loss, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. I can say with King David, "she can not return to us, but I may go to her." I want to say in conclusion that to say she was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, but poorly expresses it, no one can know lest it be such as have lost such a companion.
Her Husband
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

RODERICK, Mrs Margaret Ellen

SCHELL, OCT 22 - The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. Roderick will be preached at Rehoboth church, by Rev. L. C. Messick, on the first Sunday in November at 11 am.. Friends are all cordially invited to be present.
Keyser Tribune, October 25, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

RODERICK, Mrs. Mary Shrout

Mrs. Mary Roderick, aged 59, died at her home on Church street, Thursday morning, after an illness since the middle of May. She is survived by her husband, Weck Roderick, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Martha Baker, Baltimore; Mrs. Alice Stonebreaker, Independence, W. Va.; George Shrout, Parsons; J. W. Shrout, Falls, and H. H. Shrout, of Pennsylvania. The funeral cortege will leave here Sunday morning at 9 o'clock for Lahmansville where there will be a service at the church with interment made in the church cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 25, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 12, 2009


Mrs. Wm. Roderick, aged about 62 years, died on Wed morning, Aug 7, 1912, at her home near Martin, Grant Co. She had been married twice, her first husband, a Mr. George, and her second husband Mr. Wm. Roderick. She leaves one son, Ezra George, of Kansas, and several step children.
Keyser Tribune, August 9, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

RODGERS, Charles

Frlendsville, Md.. Dec. 3.—Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Charles Rodgers, 82, son of the late John and Mary Baldwin Rodgers, Washington. D. C.  He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Nellie Kline Rodgers; seven daughters, Mrs. Ruth Smith; Hyattsvllle Hills; Mrs. Florence Beauchamp Flat Rock, Mich.: Mrs. Pauline Knerum, Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Helen Wolff and Mrs. Phylis Steele, Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Edith Lowdermilk, Friendsville; and Mrs. Lelia Speicher, Oakland; and two sons, William Rodgers, Milroy, Pa., and Leo Rodgers, Frlendsvllle. Mr. and Mrs. Rodgcrs moved from Washington, D. C., to this comunity forty-one yenrs ago. They would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this Christmas. Interment was in Steel cemetery.
3 December, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009


Louis A. Rodgers, 60, died Wednesday at his home in Capiague, Lond Island, N. Y. He was married to the former Alice Lancaster Rodgers of Mt. Savage who died January 15. Survivors include two brothers, George and John Rodgers, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Leyko and Mrs. Mary Rowny, all of Baltimore. Services will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 6, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 23, 2011

RODNEY, Mrs. Melanie Blaine Foley

MCHENRY — Melanie Blaine Rodney, 60, of Springwood Acres, McHenry, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born July 19, 1951, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of Mary E. (Johnston) Foley, of McHenry and the late Melvin B. Foley. An infant sister, Rosemary Johnston Foley, also preceded her in death. Melanie was a 1969 graduate of Bruce High School, Westernport. She attended computer school in Baltimore and Cathermans Business School, Cumberland. She was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. In addition to her mother, Mary, she is survived by her husband, James E. Rodney, of McHenry. At Melanie’s request she was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted in the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sandy Cowan officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society, C/O Bernadine Friend, 10334 Friendsville Road, Friendsville, MD 21531.
Monday, October 17, 2015 (no source noted)
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015

RODRUCK, Andrew Harmon

Andrew Harmon, son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Rodruck, died at the home of his parents on Water St, early this morning in the fourth year of his age. Last Wednesday forenoon he was with his father in his place of business, but that evening complained to his mother of feeling badly and continued to grow worse, the combined skill of wisdom of eminent physicians were unable to define the cause of his illness or relieve his sufferings. He was an unusually bright and interesting child and was the pet of the home and the neighborhood.
The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow at 2 PM conducted by Rev. Geo S. Arnold, and the body will be buried in the Leatherman cemetery, three miles above Keyser. The parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. they have three daughters living, but Andrew was their only son.

Keyser Tribune, August 4, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

RODRUCK/ROTRUCK, Andrew Harman (same as above, correct spelling unknown)

The bonny, blue-eyed darling little boy, Andrew Harman Rotruck, passed to the joys beyond August 4, 1911, aged 3 years, 7(?) months and 27 days. How rich the heritage to a home of a life so freighted with truth and trust and love, so full of fun, faith and fervor. The merry moments of such a life ever sparkle like golden sunbeams dancing on the silver seat of time. The sacred ties formed with the children reach from home to the Heaven, and ministering angels come and go upon them throughout the journey of life. But the Lord has recognized the little ones as his earthly jewels. They are His heritage and to Him they belong. He always greets them at their coming with His loving, welcoming smiles, and He ever is saying, "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 
The deceased was an only son of Joseph and Elizabeth Rortruck, of Keyser. Three daughters survive. The cause of sickness was not understood by the physicians. The funeral was conducted at the home on Water street on Saturday at 2 p.m. by G. S. Arnold. Interment in the Leatherman grave yard.

Keyser Tribune, August 18, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

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