Robin Osmun Parker
Robin Osmun Parker, 70, of Leesburg, VA, unexpectedly finished his earthly adventures on December 17, 2018. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 25th, 1948, to the late Pierre Edward Parker and Helen Osmun Parker.
Family remaining to honor and celebrate his incredible life includes his son Tyson (Lindsay) Parker of Oklahoma, and daughter Nicole Parker of Colorado; grandchildren Alex, Ethan and Lilian Parker; and three nieces, one nephew and four great nephews. He is also survived by his sister Susan Critchley of West Virginia and brother Russell Parker of California. In addition, Robin leaves behind countless friends who were an integral part of his life. They all held a place in his gigantic heart of gold that could not be denied.
Robin was a life long resident of Loudoun County VA, and attended Loudoun Country Day School, Loudoun Valley High School, Harker Preparatory and the New Mexico School of Mines. Robin lived a life many only dreamt of. Exploring, traveling, boating, skiing, motorcycling, causing mischief, and spinning great stories from his many adventures was his specialty. He had a generous heart, and a fun-loving, gypsy soul as he traveled all over the world for work and for play. Robin enjoyed many an adventure, while also the contemplative peace of driving a country road with its beautiful views. Robin took finding the bright side to everything as a natural talent. Never did he meet a stranger that he couldn’t find common ground with and walk away friends.
Robin loved to learn new things, and then teach those who wanted to learn “his” way. Robin held many titles throughout his life, most importantly was his title of Dad. He served honorably in Vietnam, and then returned to the Southeast Asia area shortly thereafter alongside his father to the Indonesia Archipelago to mine for gold. He worked over the road for many years, as a tractor-trailer driver, construction, and even delivering exotic motor homes around the country. All things that Robin loved kept him on the move.
Robin had a gift to challenge himself day in and day out, to beat his own records and would challenge others who dared to beat him, especially his son. His love for the outdoors also allowed him to enjoy the scenic trails of Colorado with his daughter.
On the outside was a rough and tough man, however,the inside could not have held a man more full of integrity, loyalty and honor.Though his life ended long before its time, Robin lived each day as a mansqueezing every drop of sunshine, love, knowledge and adventure a personcould have hoped for, even up to his last day.He will be greatly missed by all, and a celebratory bash of his remarkable life will be held at a future date.
Maureen Agnes McPherson
Peacefully and without reservation, Maureen Agnes McPherson walked into the arms of her loved ones in heaven, on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
Maureen was born to the late Thomas Rooney, of England and Leta Brown, of Hettie, WV on March 29th, 1947.
As a Veteran nurse and SGT of the US Air Force, Maureen’s fearless and adventurous spirit lead her to many countries and ultimately to serve in Taiwan, during the Vietnam War. Her rebellious sense of humor created many stateside adventures as well. Restaurants, shopping trips and later in life, even doctor visits were especially entertaining. Her dark eyes would twinkle with mischief, always the entertainer, and with a word she’d leave a trail of laughter wherever she’d go.
No question too small, her curiosity and willingness to listen, lead her to play many roles in the lives of others. She lended a strong voice of reason, an empathetic ear to listen, and a willing shoulder to cry on, to many different people, especially her patients. A devout Catholic, Maureen spent many years selflessly donating her nursing services to Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic women serving the elderly poor.
Maureen’s professional career as a nurse was sprinkled throughout New York City and its Burroughs, including Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, NY. Maureen maintained the title of Nurse, long after her retirement, caring for friends and family whenever and wherever she was needed.
Maureen was preceded in death by her mother and father, Thomas and Leta Rooney; sister, Patricia Timmerman; daughter, Kristy Riglioni; and niece, Kerri Gibney. She is survived by her husband Robert McPherson of Burnsville, WV and son Kenneth Kanoy of Weston, WV; two brothers, Thomas Rooney and wife Nuala of Yonkers, NY, and Richard Rooney of Yonkers, NY; one sister-in-law, Ann Marie McPherson of White Plains, NY; nieces Jackie DeMatteo and Beverly Doering; nephews Justin McPherson and Jordan Timmerman. She is also survived by 4 great nephews, 4 great nieces, and one grandson, Bryce Holt.
A family graveside service was held at the Green Hill Cemetery, located in Braxton County, WV, Sunday, January 13th at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Maureen’s Memory may be made to West Virginia Caring. Donations can be made to: West Virginia Caring, Advanced Illness Care P.O. Box 760 Arthurdale, WV 26520. Phone: 1 800 350-1161. The love and support demonstrated by hospice nurses, nurses aides and social workers in this time of need is appreciated beyond measure. Words of Comfort and fond memories can be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV will be caring for Mrs. McPherson and her family.
Wavolene Keener, 69, of Flatwoods, passed away January 11, 2019 at Anstead Center, Anstead, WV. She was born September 13, 1949 in Gassaway, a daughter to the late Edgar and Nettie Carr Mitchell. Wavolene was preceded in death by her brother, William “Bud” Mitchell; and sister, Virginia Brown.
She was a manager for TCI Cable Company for over 20 years. She worked at the local radio station as a disc jockey and manager. She enjoyed baking, cooking and reading mysteries. She loved her dog “Belle”. She was a Methodist.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gary Wayne Keener, of Flatwoods; nephew, Michael Keener and wife, Jamie, of Strange Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service were held 1 P.M. Monday, January 14, 2019 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating. Interment was held in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Strange Creek.
Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, which is honored to serve Wavolene’s family.
Joyce Ann Frashure
Joyce Ann Frashure, age 60 of Sheridan Street, Glenville, WV; departed this life suddenly on the morning of Saturday, January 12, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 21, 1958 in Weston, WV; daughter of the late Leo and Lizia Radcliff Sprouse.
Joyce was a homemaker, who loved caring for her family. She was a graduate of Gilmer County High School, class of 1975 and was an avid Gilmer County Titan Sports fan who loved cheering for her children and grandchildren anytime they played.
In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed baking cakes, crocheting, tending to her flower garden, working with crafts, but most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren. They have been the light of her life, and she loved spoiling each of them whenever possible.
On July 28, 1974 Joyce was united in marriage to Larry Joe Frashure, who survives at their Glenville home.
Surviving are 2 sons; Travis Frashure and wife Andrea of Frametown, and Joey Frashure and wife Amber of Glenville, 7 grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler and Emma Frashure, Chandler and Spencer Posey, and Bayley and Kendall Frashure, and 2 siblings, Leon Sprouse and wife Carol of Jane Lew and Teresa Dumendic of Glenville and husband John of Columbus, OH.
Along with her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her son, William D. “Billy” Frashure on December 6, 2004.
The family would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Joyce’s caregiver and sister Teresa for the last 18 months. You have been a tremendous help and your love and compassion for your family is unmatched.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM; Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery near Linn, WV. Friends will be received from 4-8 PM; Tuesday evening at the mortuary in Glenville.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made in her name to the Glenville First Baptist Church Cancer Fund, PO Box 237, Glenville, WV; 26351.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Joyce Ann Frashure with arrangements.