Clifford Tilden Van Meter
Clifford Tilden Van Meter, 84, a resident of Close Mountain
Community, and more recently a resident of Donahue Street, Parsons, departed
this life Monday evening, June 30, 2003, at his home. He had been in declining
health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born May 3, 1919, at Close Mountain, a son of the late Tilden Van Meter
and Bertha Evans Van Meter.
On April 15, 1950, at Red House, Md., he was married to the former Bernice Ellen
Knotts, who survives. They had celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one brother, Harold Van Meter and wife, Vonda, of Location;
one sister, Bernice Knapp of Morrison, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert and Maurice Van
Meter; and seven sisters, Vina Shaffer, Verda Price, Arna Evans, Mable Harsh,
Hazel Dove, Julia Miller and Doris Matzel.
He attended the one-room school at Close Mountain. He served with the U.S. Army
during World War II, serving in the European Theatre. He worked for the
Department of Highways and the Libby Glass Co. at Toledo, Ohio, retiring in
1984. He was a farmer.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Friday from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral
home parlor Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz and the Rev. John
Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial
Gardens at Gilman. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements for Clifford Tilden Van Meter.
From: The Inter-Mountain -
Elkins, West Virginia. 2 Jul 2003.