The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 21, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013


Kathryn Stidom

FRIARS HILL — Kathryn Stidom, 84, of Friars Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Wesley Chapel on Carroll Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Maggie Cascio Vargo

Maggie Cascio Vargo, 86, of Stanaford, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel where the funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Clarence ‘Gene’ Winebrenner

LEWISBURG — Clarence (Gene) Winebrenner of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Bower Hospice House Cranberry.

He was born May 28, 1944 at Gauley Bridge, W.Va.

He graduated from Gauley Bridge High School class of 1963 where he ran track and played football. He was a proud U.S. Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era.

He married Linda Rhodes on Aug.  8, 1964. Him and his two brothers served their country David (Navy) Gene (Air Force) and Lee (Army).

He worked for the State of West Virginia, Piedmont Air Lines, the Greenbrier and was co-owner of Winebrenner Ceramics for 30 years. He owned supported employment worked with the Fayette Board of Education. He attended Marshall and Concord University. He coached 4-H basketball for 30 years with the Warriors and Hawks.

He loved to hunt and fish and collect antiques and whatever someone would give him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winston and Elizabeth Winebrenner and brother David; and his wife, Linda Winebrenner on March 1, 2009.

He is survived by a brother Lee of Chicago, Ill.; sons Darren of Neola, Todd of Lewisburg; grandson Korey of Williamsburg; nephews Wayne, Shane and Brian and their families. Friends of the family Dennis, Andy,  Adam, Bruce Humphries and Bruce Elswick.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

Submitted by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Ethel Mae Wright

Mrs. Ethel Mae Wright, 95, formerly of Beckley, died Monday, August, 19, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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