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April 05, 2002

Yvonne M. Riner

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Yvonne Madeline Riner, 50, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 14, 1952, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Mary Madeline Nichols Gregory and the late James E. Gregory.

She was a graduate of Hedgesville High School; and was a McMurran Scholar, graduating magna cum laude from Shepherd College with a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education. She received a master of arts degree in social studies from West Virginia University.

A Berkeley County Schools staff member for 29 years, she worked as a social worker, teacher, and then as assistant director of attendance from 1977 to 2002. She started the middle and high school perfect attendance projects and the elementary level of preventing absences and tardiness.


She was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, and served as treasurer of United Methodist Women.

She was presented the 1999-2000 Social Services and Attendance Director of the Year Award by the West Virginia Association of Social Services and Attendance; received a West Virginia Parents and Teachers Association honorary life membership in 1977; and a National PTA honorary life membership in 1995.

She served as Berkeley County Council PTA co-president, Clothing Room chairperson, shoe fund treasurer, and held offices at Tuscarora Elementary School.

She served on the R. S. Dispanet Memorial Scholarship Board of Directors and chaired committees for the Berkeley County Schools Scholarship Pageant. She served on the West Virginia PTA Board of Managers, as scholarship chairperson, as legislative chairperson, and on other committees.

On the National PTA level, she worked with the Member-to-Member Network.

She was a member of the West Virginia Association of Social Services and Attendance, served as the WVASSA regional director, as secretary, and was on the executive committee.

She was a member of Berkeley County and National Education Associations; West Virginia University Alumni Association; Kappa Delta Pi; was a member and secretary of Berkeley County Child Protection Team; and a member of Berkeley County Juvenile Justice Committee.

She served on the Board of Directors as secretary for the Eastern Panhandle Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 30 years, Michael G. Riner; two sons, Kirk D. Riner and Craig G. Riner; one sister, Sandra L. Green; and two brothers, Delbert L. Evans and Gary J. Gregory, all of Martinsburg.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Martinsburg. Fred Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home, Inwood, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Madeline Riner Scholarship, c/o Sherry Smith, 3789 Speeks Run Road, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.

Frank H. Hoffman Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Frank H. Hoffman Sr., 91, of Martinsburg and formerly of Bedford, Pa., died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born April 17, 1910, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Anne Harris Hoffman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae McElhoes Hoffman.

He was a truck driver with Sun Oil. After retiring, he was involved with the Area Agency on Aging in Bedford.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford, where he was a Sunday School teacher and treasurer.

He is survived by two sons, Frank H. Hoffman Jr. of Thetford, Vt. and George A. Hoffman of Stetson, Maine; one sister, Margaret Hoffman Alvarez of Canton; one brother, William H. Hoffman of Magnolia, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Hoffman and Thomas Hoffman.

Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James Riley will officiate.

Burial will be Monday in Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alexis L. Boyce

Alexis Lyric Boyce, infant daughter of Jason Edward Boyce and Nicole Lynn Moore of 305 Brookline Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born April 2, 2002, in Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by paternal grandmother, JoAnne Harley of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, William T. and Mickey L. Moore of Hagerstown; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Boyce of Brunswick, Md.; maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Betty Moore of Hagerstown and Emit and Alice Burkett of Hagerstown; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Pittsnogle of Hagerstown.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Charles E. Green Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles E. Green Jr., 79, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

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