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May 3, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, May 3, 2013



James Michael Robinson

RUPERT — I don’t know why he felt he couldn’t stay ...

On April 30, 2013, the Lord took our beloved husband, Daddy, Grandpa, brother, uncle, and best friend, James Michael Robinson away. Although our lives are forever changed, in our hearts, you ‘ll always remain.

James was the son of the late Clarence and Leona Robinson.

James left behind a dear aunt, Audrey Robinson, a beloved wife Bonnie Robinson; three children, William Robinson and his wife Tammy and grandson Evan; Brian Robinson and his children, Brianna, Blake, Morgan and Wyatt; a daughter, Angela Robinson (his baby girl). James was also survived by his brother, Wayne and his wife Linda, and their sons, Jimmy and David Robinson; sister, Barbara Keister and husband Eric, and last but not least, his best friend Thomas D. Boone.

James was a very proud disabled Marine Corps Vietnam veteran in 1968-69. All gave some, and some gave all … Semper fi!

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations of sympathy to Bonnie Robinson at PO Box 753, Rupert, WV 25984.

Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle is serving the family.  


Patricia Scheff

On Friday, April 5th, 2013, Patricia “Pat” Scheff of Shady Spring, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. She was 78 years of age.

Known affectionately as “Pat” all her life, Patricia Bradley Toney was born on May 11, 1934, in Atlanta, Ga. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Margaret Sacre Toney.

Patricia was a graduate of Clayton Junior College with an Associate Degree in nursing.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Bluefield State College and a Graduate Degree through the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Patricia had been a critical nurse at South Fulton Hospital, South Fulton, Ga. and Harrisburg, Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. At Beckley Hospital, she worked in the special care unit, emergency room and was a patient educator. Patricia was an Emeritus member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

In the field of volunteerism, Patricia was a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross; a Girl Scout leader, and Brownie leader. Patricia was fortunate to see her own daughter, Peggy from Brownie to Junior Scout.

She held memberships in the Order of the Eastern Star, Atlanta and Beckley chapters and the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Judea Shrine.

A member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Beckley, Patricia played the piano and organ and sang semi professionally. She was an organist in several churches and enjoyed painting and drawing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Joseph H. Scheff.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Margaret “Peggy” Scheff of Shady Spring and Joseph James Scheff and his wife,Tonya of Nashotah, Wis.; her grandchildren, Joseph James Scheff III, Jean Marie Scheff Oberholtzer, William Allen Scheff, Gloria Christian Schef, Colby Leal Scheff ; her great grandchildren, Ethan, Owen, Alexa, Aiden and Dylan.

The Rite of the Dead with Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4th, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 200 Virginia Street, Beckley, with the Rev. Jon White as the celebrant. The family will receive friends following the services.

The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the American Red Cross, Beckley Chapter, 200 Industrial Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.   

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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