The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 19, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE — Minnie Edna Baker

Minnie Edna Baker, 97, of Beckley, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 17, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late E. Hiram and Mandy Whitt Rinehart.

Mrs. Baker was born on March 20, 1916, at Mullens, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bernice F. Baker, a son, Roger Baker, and by brothers and sisters, Ranzie Sizemore, Laura McComas, Edward Rinehart, Virgie Rinehart, Vescar Rinehart, John Rinehart, Nina Martin, Aimee Rinehart, Pansy Mason, Anna Campbell, Cora Whitt, Pearl Whitt, and Nettie Whitt.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker, and a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Karen Bouchard and her husband Paul of Wilmington, NC; Patsy Caudill and her husband Jimmy of Beckley; daughter-in-law Judy Baker of Benton, Arkansas, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday June 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steven Beverly and assisted by Wesley Fondale of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time on Friday. 

The family extends special thanks to her caregiver of seven years, Lois Megimose, and to the Hospice of Southern WV, along with the Bowers Hospice House for their excellent care.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Ruth Ann Duff

GARY — Ruth Ann Duff, 68, of Gary, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gary.

Born June 19, 1944, in Hemphill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Willie Hearl Duff of the Hemphill, Welch, and Premier areas.

She was a resident of the Welch area the greater part of her life; and she attended the Premier Methodist Church when she was able.

Preceded in death by in addition to her parents, four brothers and two sisters

Survivors include one brother, Allen Duff, of Martinsville, Va.; four sisters, Bonnie Lester and husband Junior of Hemphill, Audrey Marcum of Stephenson, Betty Evans of Manassas Park, Va.; and Elizabeth “Libby” Woolridge and husband Lincoln of Fort Mill, S.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 21, 2013, at noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch. Burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield W.Va.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.    

Online condolences may be sent to the family at    

Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Duff family.

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