Here are the confirmed arrangements for the funeral of PGER Lester C. “Ted” Hess, Jr.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, there will be a visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003, with an Elks Service being held at 3:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, there will be an additional visitation at Kepner Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Then, at 11:00 a.m., a funeral service will be held at Kepner’s, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.
At 1:30 p.m., a lunch will be held at the Wheeling Elks Lodge, 4706 Jacob Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. All attendees are invited to attend.
For those planning to stay overnight, there are two hotels within a half mile of the Funeral Home. They are:
1. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 908 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003. Phone number (304) 232-8903.
2. Hampton Inn Wheeling, 795 National Road, Wheeling, Wv, 26003. Phone number (304) 233-0440.
Any questions regarding these arrangements should be directed to West Virginia Special Deputy, Jeff Miller, at (304) 639-8737.
Headed to Morgantown for a WVU Game? The #411 Lodge offers parking for $15 and a round-trip shuttles for $6/person. Food and drink special inside at the Antler Pub. Don't forget to grab a raffle ticket for the "WV Growing Basket". Each game something else will be added to the basket. Winning ticket drawn at last home game on November 19. Order parking online at HERE or pay when you arrive on game day.
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New features in this year’s contest are:
1) Four separate divisions for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.
2) Awards for Each Grade Level — $1,000 for 1st; $500 for 2nd; $250 for 3rd.
Obituary for Carl "Red" Remick
Carl “Red” Remick, age 97 of Wheeling, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
He was born April 2, 1925 in Triadelphia, WV son of the late John and Mary Radovich Remick.
Red was retired from Ohio Valley (United) Dairy, a founding member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 28 of Wheeling, Mt. Olivet Volunteer Fire Department, member and past president of the Mt. Olivet Community Park, with 35 years of service and a US Army WWII veteran.
Survivors include three daughters: Becky (Bob) Randolph, Patti (Andy) Wesolowski and Denni Remick all of Wheeling; grandson: Robert “Bob” Randolph, Jr of Columbus, OH; two great-grandchildren: Ashley Randolph of Lewis Center, OH and Carl J. “C.J.” Randolph of Columbus, OH; two great great grandchildren: Carter Yant and Emma Young both of Lewis Center, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Wilson and staff and the Good Shepherd Nursing Home staff for the exceptional care given to Red.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home or Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Arrangements pending at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling.
George Vieweg Thieroff, Sr., 87, of Wheeling, passed away peacefully at home on July 29, 2022.
Born in Wheeling, he was the only son of the late, George Edward Thieroff and Adelaide Vieweg Thieroff.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Thieroff in 1983; sisters Andria Thieroff, Ruth Foose (Harry), Adelaide Luchetti, Sally Holmes (Tiny) and brother-in-law, Robert Mendenhall.
George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Darlene Klein Thieroff; son George V. Thieroff, Jr. (Lesa) of Wheeling; daughter, Karen Thieroff Sproul (Joseph) of Waverly, PA; grandchildren, George V. Thieroff, III, MD (fiance' Stefanie), David A. Thieroff, D.D.S., Joseph H. Sproul, IV (Jess), Sara Sproul deBlasi (Gerard), Rebecca Sproul Kertsmar (Joseph), 7 great-grandchildren, a sister, Sue Mendenhall, a brother-in-law, Robert Luchetti, Sr. and numerous loved nieces and nephews.
George graduated from Linsly, Class of 1957. He was part owner and President of Tower Lines Trucking in Warwood from 1957 – 1985. Afterwards, owner of Carson Petroleum Co. and McDonald Ford. He was a real estate and licensed insurance broker for Fort Henry Realty, and owner of Muzak and Advanced Communications until he retired and sold it to his son.
George was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church where he served on Vestry and Laurencefield Chapel, where he was treasurer. He was a life member of Wheeling Elks Club #28 and a past member of the Wheeling Country Club.
George wanted to thank all of the good people he worked with as he felt any success he had was because of them.
As per his request, there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Clyde Richard Shook
August 10, 1934 -July 15, 2022
Clyde Richard Shook, 87, formerly of Wheeling, recently of Hilliard, OH, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born August 10, 1934, in Marshall County, WV; son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Miller) Shook.
He was a life-time member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member of the Men's Association and was retired after 40 years with Wheeling Power (AEP). He was a32nd Degree Mason and Past Master with Wheeling Lodge #5 as well as the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Eagles #344, life member of the B. P. O. Elks Lodge #28 of Wheeling, Wildlife League, Wheeling Civitan Club, Chamber of Commerce, Moundsville Country Club and a20 year member of the Wheeling Recreation Commission.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jane (Marple) Shook; siblings Leota (Shook) Dawson McMahon, Grace Davis, Joan Danehart, Cathy Shook, Carolyn Shook, Lee Shook, Joseph Shook and Charles Shook.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara "Barb" E Thornton (Tom) of Hilliard, OH; Son, Richard "Rick" J Shook (Kathy) of Wheeling WV; grandchildren, Matthew "Matt" T Thornton (Jessica), Michael "Mike" W Thornton (Donny), Kaitlin "Kate" V Tuttle (Sean),Jedidiah "Jed" Z Shook (fiancée Alexandria Glotfelty); great grandchildren, James T and Caroline J Thornton and Cody A Demorest; and siblings Jean Merwin, Bessie Woodall, Glen Shook, and Bruce Shook.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to your local Alzheimer's Association.
It is my sad duty to inform you that PSP Bill Lambert passed away on Thursday April 21, 2022.
Friends will be received at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, 950 George Washington Hwy., Grafton, WV
on Thursday April 28, from 2 - 8 PM with the Elks Memorial Service at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held
at the funeral home on Friday, April 29, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Woodsdale Cemetery.
Online condolences can be extended to the family at www.donaldgfordfuneralhome.com
Rick Romino, PSP
Fairmont Lodge #294
The Wheeling Lodge # 28 has released the March 2022 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Februray 2022 issue of the WV Elks Association State Newsletter is live for reading and download.
To All Elks,
Please review your contact information in the current Elks Directory and send me any corrections and or additions.
State Committee Chairs - please review your committees and send me any additions and or corrections - ASAP.
t is my sad duty to inform you that a Life Member of our Lodge has passed and that we will have a Lodge of Sorrow in his honor at the Thursday, February 17, 2022, Lodge Meeting.
Howard Richard ‘Dick” Millard, 92, of Wheeling passed away on Monday, February 15, 2022 peacefully in his sleep.
Dick was born on June 16, 1929, to the late James and Marie Millard. He is survived by his sons Jay (Marsha) Millard of Cincinnati, OH and Michael Cass (Kimberley) McMillan of Huntington, WV as well as his grandchildren: Dominic Millard, Meghan Millard, Michael Cass McMillian II, Joshua McMillian, and Braxton Michels along with his great grandchildren: Tucker McMillian, Tanner McMillian, Landon Michels, and Kinsleigh Michels. Along with his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor Bock.
Dick was a 1st Lieutenant serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the war, he joined the Wheeling Police Department and served the citizens of Wheeling for 28 years before retiring as a Lieutenant. Along with serving his country and community, Dick was a longtime OVAC football official and an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Life Member) Lodge No. 28, Masonic Lodge, Osiris Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made in his name to the Jay and Marsha Millard Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of Twin Rails Sober Living Facility Covington, KY. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Rd., Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-232-2732).
The Southern DD Clinic will be held on March 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at the Lewisburg Elks Lodge #1758, Lewisburg WV 24901, Call 304 661-0745 for more information.
Please note that the Central DD Clinic originally scheduled for Saturday, March 12 is now MOVED to
Saturday, March 5, at 10:00 AM at Buckhannon Lodge 1736.
The change is necessary to accommodate our State President so that he may attend another Elks commitment on the March 12 and also attend my clinic.
Again, the Clinic is now on Saturday, March 5, at 10:00 AM at Buckhannon Lodge 1736.
DDGER- West Virginia Central District 9480
Updated information and 2022 forms are live on the State Major Project page.
Camp dates and list of supplies are posted. Check it out now!
Attention Exalted Rulers and Lodge Secretaries:
Emails have been sent with information on updating information for the Lodge Annual Directory, and the annual Membership Report. All are below for download in the event you did not receive them. Please note deadline for each form. (Submitted by Howard D. Boyd, Secretary)
WV Elks Southern District Local Hoop Shoot
(Bluefield, Charleston, Hinton, Huntington, Lewisburg, Princeton, )
The Southern District Hoop Shoot is set for January 8, 2022 at Our Lady of Fatima School in Huntington, WV. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m., the Opening Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The contested begins immedaitley following. Letter w/details.
WV Elks Northern District Local Hoop Shoot
(Weirton, Wellsburg, Wheeling, Sistersville, St. Marys, Parkersburg)
The Northern District Hoop Shoot is set for January 22, 2022 at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, WV.
The shoot will begin promptly at 10 a.m., with registration and warmups starting at 9 a.m. Letter w/details.
The Elkins Lodge #1135 Hoop Shoot will be held on Saturday, January 29 at the Elkins High School, starting at 9:00 a.m.
The Regional Shoot will be January 29, 2022 at Elkins Middle School. Starting time will be 9:00am
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their December 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their November 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of our member, Past State President Paul Duffy Sr. on Friday, October 8, 2021. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12, from 1PM -7 PM, where We will be having Elks Funeral Service at 6PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.
Roger “Hambone” Kirkpatrick PSP, Weirton #1801