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Ada Berga Woodin

Mrs. Ada Berga Woodin was born April 27, 1891 in Ritchie County. W. Va. Age 267 years, 6 months, 4 days. She passed peacefully away at her home in Drumwright, Okla., on Oct. 31, 1918. She leaves to mourn her husband, Thad Woodin and two children, Elise and Ralph Woodin. Also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Berga, three sisters and four brothers,: Mrs. Frank Baker, Earl in the service in France, Henry, Dewey, Floyd and Dorotha at the home. She untied with the Brethren Church at Newport when 14 years of age and had lived a true Christian life.

We loved her, yes, we loved her,

But the angels loved her more.

They have gently called her

To yonder shinning shore.

A precious one from us has gone

A voice we loved is still

A place is vacant in our home

That never can be filled.

Her Sisiters

Ronnie Gene Walters

Marietta Times, February 10, 2007

LOWER SALEM — Ronnie Gene Walters, 56, of Germantown Road, Lower Salem, passed away Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) after a difficult battle with cancer.

He was born on March 16, 1950, to Gilbert and Dessie Pryor Walters. Ronnie had attended Salem Liberty Schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1968. He had been employed at Silvesco Inc. for John Greacen for 24 years. The last 14 years, he was employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation at the Maintenance and Repair Garage at Marietta.

In addition to his mother, Dessie Walters of Dalzell, Ronnie is survived by his wife, Evelyn Camden Walters whom he married on July 8, 1967; two sons, Jack Walters and his wife, Misty, of Lowell, and Chad Walters and Kelly Patten of Germantown; grandchildren, Zachary and Jessi Walters of Lowell, Carleigh Walters and Sebastian Drawdy of Germantown; and extended family Janell and Mike Hinton and Sydni of Lowell. Also surviving are sisters, Donna Krigbaum and her hsuband, Randy, of Devola, and Darlene Fleeman and her husband, Jim, of Lebanon; brothers, Roger of Dalzell, Russell and his wife, Sandell, of Cornerville, and Dale and Gale of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert; two brothers, Randall and Gary; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Madlynne Webber officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m Saturday at the funeral hom.

Donations in Ronnie’s memory may be made to Strecker Cancer Center, P.O. Box 97, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 Wren, Kitty

NEWPORT - Kathryn "Kitty" Wren, 88, of Newport, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning (March 20, 2011) at her home with her family by her side.

She was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Newport, a daughter of the late Dr. George H. and Carolyn E McGrew Gale. She was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She had been a registered nurse for all of her life. She was the first plant nurse at American Cyanamid in 1946, and had been a nurse for 15 years at Union Carbide (Witco). She had been a former EMT with the Newport EMS, had been a member of the advisory board of the Pleasants County Boys and Girls Club, and had been a member of the board of directors of the Pleasants County Bank for over 20 years. She enjoyed taking care of her home and family.

She is survived by her son, William A. Wren II. and his wife, Deborah, grandson, Dylan Wren, all of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Wren, on Nov. 6, 1981; two brothers, George T. Gale and Dr. Larrey B. Gale; and two sisters, Nina Gale and Mary Hurley.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 23, 2011) at St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys, W.Va., with Father Paul Manickathan and Father Tim Huffman officiating. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery, Newport. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., where a rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.