Area Obituaries

Ruby Kidwell

1921-2018 Ruby “Pauline” Kidwell, 97 of Paw Paw, WV passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice. Born on June 3, 1921 in North River Miller, WV, she was the daughter of the late Gorda L. Foltz and Nannie (Kidwell) Foltz. She was a homemaker, loving mother,…

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Gary D. Wachter, Sr.

1940-2018 Gary Dean Wachter, Sr., age 77, of Berkeley Springs, WV passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Born October 5, 1940 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Herbert Ford and Barbara Marie Rosalee Michael Wachter. Gary was a member of…

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Mildred R. Flowers

1916-2018 Mildred Roman Flowers, age 101, of Hancock, Md., passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Hancock October 14, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Eliason and Minnie (Coonrod) Roman, and the widow of James F. Flowers, Sr., who passed away on April 14, 1998. She was employed…

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Ronald L. Goodman, Jr.

1950-2018 Ronald Lee “Buck” Goodman, Jr., age 68, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center. Born April 12, 1950 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Ronald Lee and Lucy See Swecker Goodman. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley…

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Howard M. Crouse

1924-2018 Howard Marshall Crouse, 94, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Louisa County, Va. He was born in Paw Paw in 1924, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Minnie May Crouse. He was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II trained as a radioman on…

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Betty J. Nowak

1925-2018 Betty Jeanette Nowak, age 93, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, May 25, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born January 10, 1925 in Lodi, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mathilda Weis Suelzle. She attended Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. S…

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Gloria R. Gloyd

1937-2018 Gloria Roxanne Gloyd, age 80, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Monday, May 28, 2018, at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville. Born June 4, 1937 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Pete Divelbliss and Grace Whisner Divelbliss. She was of the Christian faith. She attended…

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Charles D. Flanary

1936-2018 Charles Darwin Flanary, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born October 14, 1936 in Clinch Port, Va., he was the son of the late Emory Elijah and Bonnie McCoy Flanary. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a computer programmer for…

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James C. Close, Sr.

1935-2018 James Calvin “Indian” Close, Sr., 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born November 30, 1935 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late William Henry and Margaret Belle Karns Close. He was a Christian. He attended public schools in…

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David Wise

1936-2018 David Wise, long time resident of Berkeley Springs, passed away peacefully at his winter home in Zephyrhills, Florida, on February 16, 2018. Dave was the beloved father of David Wise, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Robert Wise, Lothian, Md.; Trena Schaumburg, Melbourne, Fla.; Josie Riffle, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; James Wise, Orlando, Fla.; and Micheal Wise, Okinawa,…

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