CLEAR, E. Ralph

E. Ralph Clear, 76, of Westover died Friday evening, Nov. 13, 1981, at West Virginia University Hospital. Born, April 17, 1905 in Monongalia County, he was a son of the late E. D. and Louella Bixier Clear. He was a retired electrical contractor, a member of the Spruce Street United Methodist Church, and of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 10 of Morgantown. In 1966 he served as the grand master of the Odd Fellows in West Virginia.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs.Donald (Barbara) Bircher of Westover; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Bower of Bethel Park, PA.
He as preceded in death by his wife Mildred Clear in 1976. Friends may call at the Dering Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Private services will be held at Dering's funeral chapel with the Rev. J. William Turley officiating.  Interment will follow in Mount Union Cemetery on Point Marion Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to the Educational Fund, Grand Lodge, Odd Fellows, Box 316, Morgantown, WV. 26505.  Odd Fellows Lodge No. 10 will conduct memorial services. at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
(Unidentified Newspaper ~ about Nov. 13, 1981)
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 1, 2009

CLEAVER, Mrs. Elizabeth Gilmore

"Requiem High Mass for Mrs. Elizabeth Cleaver, wife of George C. Cleaver, Moorefield, WV, formerly of here, who died Thursday in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, was celebrated Tuesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, by the Rev. Charles Quinn, assistant pastor. Rev. Msgr. A. Scarpati, pastor, and Rev. George Pugh, assistant pastor of St. Peter's, and Rev. Kilgannon, Richmond, VA were in the sanctuary. Interment was in St. Peter's cemetery. A native of Piedmont, Mrs. Cleaver was the daughter of the late John and Mary Gilmore, and had moved to Moorefield in June, 1949.  She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the parish and the Catholic daughters of America. Mrs. Cleaver was stricken suddenly Thursday morning at her home in Moorefield.  Apparently she had been in good health on Wednesday, when she attended the funeral of a cousin, John Gilmore, in Cumberland. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Jerry Cleaver, Baltimore; and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Greenway, Pittsburgh. Pallbearers were John Watson, Carr Getty, John Determan, James Laffey, Thomas Moran and James Kenny."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thur 26 Oct 1950
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

CLEAVER, George C.

"Requiem Mass for George C. Cleaver, former resident, who died Friday at the home of his son, George "Jerry" Cleaver, Baltimore, was celebrated Tuesday morning in St. Peter's Catholic Church by Rev. George Pugh, assistant pastor. Monsignor A. Scarpati, pastor, was in the sanctuary. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were John Watson, Joseph Moran, Paul Laffey, Joseph Mulledy, John Determan and James Rafter. A native of Ohio, Mr. Cleaver came to the tri-towns area around 1918 and was employed for over fifteen years by the Piedmont Grocery company as a salesman. He was a former commissioner of Westernport. For about nine years, Mr. Cleaver had been a salesman for the C. D. Kenny company, Cumberland, and recently had been working in the Winchester, VA area. Becoming ill about three weeks ago, he was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, and later to the home of his son. His wife, Mrs. Bess Gilmore Cleaver, died 19 Oct 1950. Besides his son, he is survived by a brother, James Cleaver, Wilmington, Ohio, and one grandson, Gregory Cleaver. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cleaver and son, Gregory, of Baltimore, accompanied the body here and James Cleaver, of Wilmington, OH, also attended the funeral."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thur 22 Apr 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

CLEM, Mrs. Emma Jane Ritenour
TRI-TOWNS, May 31 - Mrs. Emma Jane Clem, 442 Spruce Street, Westernport, died last night at her residence on her seventy-first birthday. Born at Powell's Fort, Va., Mrs. Clem had resided in Westernport 45 years. Her parents were the late Joel and Martha (Shuff) Ritenour. She was a member of Assembly of God Pentecostal Church, Westernport. Surviving are five children, Arthur Clem, McKeesport, Pa.; Cecil Clem, Montgomery, Ala.; and Mrs. Henry Smiley, Mrs. Herman Broadwater arid Mrs. Frederick Slaughter, all of Westernport; two brothers, Edward Ritenour, Greenville, Pa., and William Clem (sic), Narrows, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Marston, Woodstock, Va.: Mrs. Charles Grandstalf, St. David's Church, Va., and Mrs. Fannie Compton, Luray, Va.; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Last rites will be conducted Monday, at 2:30 p. m. in Assembly of God Pentecostal Church by Rev. O. P. Brann, pastor. Interment will take place in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, MD, Saturday, May 31, 1947,  page 18, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015

CLEM, Mrs. Mary Blanche Breedlove

Mrs. Mary Blanche Clem, 59, of 406 Oldtown road, died this morning at Allegany Hospital, where she was admitted Wednesday. A daughter of the late Robert E. and Alma J. Breedlove, she was born at Horseshoe Run, W. Va. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elmer McKenzie, Triple Lakes, and Mrs. James Mclntosh, Cresaptown; four sons, Leon W., Rawllngs; Robert, Dawson; Everett and John Clem, Jr., Cresaptown; seven brothers, Webster Breedlove, Red Creek, W. Va.; Clyde, Oakland; Russell, New York; Robert, Horseshoe Run, W. Va., Edgar, Thomas, W. Va., and Glenn and Parker, Cresaptown; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Christman, Horseshoe Run, W. Va., and Mrs. P. J. Groves, Petersburg, W. Va., and 18 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 2, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 9, 2011

CLEM, Mrs. Pearl Michaels

Mrs. Pearl M. Clem, 88, of Keyser, W.Va., died Saturday at Hopemont State Hospital. Born April 27, 1897 in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Louis Calvin Michaels and Elizabeth (Blocher) Michaels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Clem, and one son, Guy F. Clem. Mrs. Clem was a member of the Eckhart Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Louis C. Clem, of Keyser; one daughter, Mrs. Alan Whitehead, Mount Storm; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and four great-great grand-children. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Sidney S. Aldrich. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park
Sunday Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, November 10, 1985 - pg B11, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2013

CLEM, Mrs. Ruth Leona Eckard, nee Evans
Ruth Leona Clem, 88, of Cumberland, died Sunday, September 1, 2002, in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Ruth was born July 10, 1914, in Horse Shoe Run, WV, the daughter of the late Hervey F. and Carrie Winters Evans. She was one of twelve children, six boys and six girls. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Eckard in 1960. She later married Everett Clem a long time friend. She retired from Peoples Drug Store on Baltimore Street, where she was a cook. She was a dedicated homemaker and liked nothing better than preparing dinner for guests. She was a former member of Kingsley United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Everett Clem and his children, Norma, Nancy, Richard, James, Dennis, and Kenneth and their families; one brother, Arley and wife Dee of Modesto, CA; two sisters, Nita M. Ridder of Gorman, MD and Gertrude Holladber of Idyllwild, CA, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A. Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Hwy LaVale on Tuesday from 7-9 PM. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. Rev. John Zsittnik will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to the New Covenant United Methodist Church, 1700 Frederick St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Sunday, September 1, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 13, 2014

CLEMSON, Mrs. Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Clemson died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr W W Woods, cashier of the Peoples Bank, on Davis St, last Sunday afternoon, aged 68 years. Her maiden name was Duling and she was a native of Mineral county. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Oakley Morris, of Kansas City, Mrs W W Woods and Miss Hallie Clemson, of Keyser and one son, Mr Thomas Davis Clemson, of St Louis; Mrs V F Alkire is a niece.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr W W Woods Wed afternoon. The Pall Bearers were J V Bell, D R Shull, J Z Terrell, J B Isles, Dr R Gerstell and Dr A H Hosack. There were many and beautiful flowers. The interment was at Queens Point Cemetery. Mrs Clemson had many relatives in this county and numerous warm friends who morn her loss.

Keyser Tribune, December 1, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


James Clendenning, 90, 117 North Allegany street, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He resided at the home of his brother-in-law, James Reed, Union veteran of the Civil War, who is 97. Mr. Clendenning, a native of Pennsylvania, was a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Mulholland) Clendenning, of Ireland, and was born Nov. 21, 1852. He came to Cumberland in 1870 at the age of thirty-eight. For many years, Mr. Clendenning operated a saloon on North Centre street on the site where the explosion occurred in October 1941. He retired in 1919. Until a short time before his death Mr. Clendenning retained complete use of all his faculties, but recently his eyesight had been slightly impaired and he was unable to read as much as had been his custom. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Mr. Clendenning, who never married, was the last member of his immediate family and is survived by one niece, Miss Anna R. Reed, and four nephews, John L. Reed, Edward C. Reed, James M. Reed and Elmer C. Reed, all of Cumberland. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the home with the Rev. David C. Clark officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 22, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 30, 2009


Boyd O'Neil Cleveland, 71, formerly of Fairview St., Luke, and most recently of the Cumberland Nursing Center, Cumberland, passed away Saturday November 13, 2004, at the nursing center. Born October 7, 1933, in Luke, he was the son of the late Olin and Dorothy (Brown) Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland was retired from the B & O Railroad, having been a brakeman. He was a member of the Cumberland Moose. He leaves behind his wife, Gloria (Kitzmiller) Cleveland of Rawlings; two sons, Larry Cleveland and wife Linda of Westernport and Michael Cleveland of Rawlings; one daughter, Kathy Cleveland of Avilton; four brothers, Robert Cleveland of Westernport, Jimmy Cleveland of Bowie, Ronnie Cleveland of Salmon, Idaho, Donnie Cleveland of Clarksburg, W.Va.; two half-brothers, Ike Ray of Piedmont and Russell Ray of Harrington, Del.; three sisters, Sharon Mayles of Westernport, Barbara Weekley of Clarksburg and Oliva Powers of Florida; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and interment services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9 a.m., with Rev. William Shimer officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
The Daily News Tribune, Keyser, WV, November 15, 2004
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 19, 2015

CLEVELAND, Robert Paul

WESTERNPORT — Robert Paul Cleveland, 80, of Hammond St., Westernport, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 1, 1934, in Piedmont, W.Va., he was the son of the late Olen Cleveland and the late Dorothy (Brown) Cleveland Raye. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Philip Josiah Bartlett; six brothers, Jim, Boyd, Ronnie, Donnie, Dick, and Ike; and two sisters, Barbara and Yvette. Bob served in both the United States Army and United States Navy, during the Korean War. He was retired from Westvaco Corp., having worked in the finishing department. He was also a well-known award winning wild fowl wood carver. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Anne Lee (Clark) Cleveland; his children, Debra Drobish and husband, David, of Mount Savage, Rhonda Symons and husband, Deven, of Westernport, Robert Cleveland Jr and wife, Laura, of Columbus, Ohio, Dee Ann Bartlett and husband, Philip, of Short Gap, W.Va.; his grandchildren, Shelby Nelson and husband, Michael, Ashley Blocher and husband, Wayne, Whitney Drobish, Destiney Critchley, Kelly Cleveland, Kate Cleveland, Robert Cleveland III, Carrie McDonald, Cassie Bartlett, Justin Bartlett and wife, Heather, Erika Whetstone, Philip Whetstone, Matthew Whetstone, Jacob Nelson, Ethan Blocher, Kaylee Blocher, Nicole Kennel, Cavin Kennel, Colette Bartlett; and a great-great-granddaughter, Adrianna Whetstone. He is also survived by a brother, Russell Raye; and two sisters, Sharon Mayles and Olivia Powers. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday, June 15, 2015, from noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Williams officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be directed to the Veterans Administration Health Clinic, Cumberland. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - June 11, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 12, 2015

CLEVENGER, William Merryman

William Merryman Clevenger, aged five months, son of Mr and Mrs Jett Clevenger, died Mon morning, July 22, 1912, at four o’clock, after an illness of about a week.  The funeral took place Tues afternoon, services being conducted by Rev A O Price.  Interment in Queen’s Point cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, July 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

CLEVENGER, William Merryman

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Clevenger take this means of returning their thanks to the many friends and neighbors who so kindly aided them in the illness after the death of their baby.
Keyser Tribune, July 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

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