Published 10:01 am Friday, December 2, 2016

Helen Webb

Sept. 7, 1926 — Nov. 30, 2016

Helen Marie Webb, 90, of South Point, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. The Lawrence County native was born Sept. 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lilly K. Lang Webb.
Ms. Webb was a retired schoolteacher who lived her entire life in Lawrence County. She graduated in 1946 from Kitts Hill High School, did office work for Carlyle Tile Company, then went back to school and prepared to teach. She was a graduate of Ohio University and Marshall University. She taught a primary special education class at Deering Elementary School and retired in 1988. Since her retirement, she has kept very busy with her church, Leatherwood Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the oldest living member and her father was one of the charter members. For many years, Helen was a Sunday School teacher and secretary and the Bible School secretary. She was also active in the Deering Grange where she was a 50-year member, the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association and the Ensee Homemakers that recently named her the Ohio’s 2016 “Homemaker Of The Year.”  Helen has written well over one thousand poems and been published in many magazines and anthologies. She has self-published three books of Christian poetry and was a member of the Ohio Poetry Association and the West Virginia Poetry Association. She also enjoyed writing, reading, crafting and gardening.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Brammer; a brother, Lloyd Webb; and a half-brother, Thomas Webb.
She is survived by her nephews, Eddie Brammer, of Chesapeake, and Don (Ume) Webb, of Coal Grove; her sister-in-law, Merle Webb, of Ironton; and several nephews and a niece.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Leatherwood Missionary Baptist Church with pastor Mike Huff officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, or one hour prior to the funeral Monday at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Marie Whaley

Sept. 26, 1924 — Nov. 29, 2016

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Marie L. Whaley, 92, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Ironton, the daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Cannon) Geswein.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas Whaley; one brother, Carl Geswein; one sister, Roberta “Bertie” Culbertson; and one daughter-in-law, Jan Whaley.
A 1942 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Marie was a former employee of Henrites of Ironton. She attended St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic church, and was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club.
Marie is survived by her eight children, Mike (Patty) Whaley, of Westerville, Pat (Jane) Whaley, of Bellefonte, Kentucky, David (Donna) Whaley, of Ashland, Kentucky, Eileen (Ed) Payton, of Ironton, Rich Whaley, of Ironton, Larry (Maria) Whaley, of Ironton, Mary Anne (Matt) Bokovitz, of Gallipolis, and Andy (M’lissa) Whaley, of Ironton. Mamaw has 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Monday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton. A Rosary will be said at noon. Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at St. Lawrence O’Toole church, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memoriam of Tom and Marie Whaley to the Ironton Catholic Schools Building Fund, P.O. Box 499, Ironton, OH 45638, or Community Hospice, Inc., 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

Linda Hoback

Linda M. Hoback, 76, of Chesapeake, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Schneider Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Genevieve Sisler

Genevieve Marie Sisler, 90, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.