Braxton Citizens' News, Obituaries


Christine G Shimko (nee Devlin)
Christine G Shimko (nee Devlin) of Ireland passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, after suffering a sudden and severe hemorrhagic stroke. She was 67 years old. Known for her distinctively memorable and contagious laugh, she was soon to retire from her career with HeadStart where she found a perfect outlet for her sense of nurturing and her delight in the wonder of children and watching them grow.
Christine was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Gen Devlin, and her sister Maureen Pinho, all from New Jersey. She is survived by her husband Chick of Ireland, her daughter Megan and son-in-law Dusty of Weston, her three brothers: Mark Devlin of New Jersey, Tom Devlin of Florida, and Matthew Devlin also of New Jersey, her favorite Thom Pinho of Baltimore, and dearests Kayla and Adam Williams of Weston and Elkins respectively. She leaves behind a host of loving in-laws; a bevy of adoring nieces and nephews; cousins galore; and friends that were, indeed, family. Words fall short to express just how much she’ll be sorely missed by all.
Those that knew Chris were treated to someone that always saw the best in everyone around them (except maybe litterbugs.) She was never without a kind word or offer of gentle encouragement. She knew to cherish moments that mattered and effortlessly created mountains of those memories with her loved ones.
Christine’s wishes to be cremated will be honored by her family. Arrangements will be determined at a later date.
The family requests any donations in Chris’ honor be made in support of the helpers in her community: The Lewis County Emergency Squad at 155W 2nd St., Weston WV 26452; Walkersville Fire Department at 16629 US19, Walkersville, WV 26447; And Lewis County Family Resource Network at PO Box 1168, Weston, WV 26452. Always look for the helpers.
In lieu of flowers, consider offering yourself some kindness and be extra gentle and patient with yourself where you otherwise might not normally; offer someone some uplifting words- even for a stranger, but especially for a child; and hug your loved ones close and share your appreciation for them as Chris never failed to do. Leave the world a kinder, more loving place- letting that be her legacy for us all.
Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shimko family.

Paul Glynn “Buss” Lemon
Paul Glynn “Buss” Lemon, 89, of Gassaway passed away peacefully at his home on Sugar Creek, Sunday, August 27, 2023.
Born in Gassaway on December 19, 1933, he was the son of the late James H. Lemon and Nellie G. (Duffield) Lemon.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Harry Lemon.
Buss was a Christian and known for his kindness and willingness to help neighbors, friends and family. He was an avid baseball player who enjoyed playing the game and all the camaraderie involved. He was a member of the Gassaway Masonic Lodge #133 and took his duties seriously until he was unable to help. He honorably served in the United States Army from 1956 – 1958 before beginning his career with G & L Services. G & L later became Bi-Con from which he retired with 35 plus years. He spent the rest of his life doing what he loved; living and working on his farm, surrounded by his family and friends.
Buss is survived by his wife of 67 years, Veda Ruth (Stalnaker) Lemon; children, Paul Lemon, Jr. and wife, Connie, of Gassaway, Nancy Chapman of Gassaway, Janet Sims of Hurricane and Bill Lemon of Gassaway; grandchildren, Kristen Light and husband, Rodney, of Gassaway, Danielle “Danni” Angotti and husband, Frank, of Morgantown, Peyton Sims of Pittsburgh, PA and Hannah Sims of Martinsburg; Travis Chapman of Gassaway and Linzy Chapman of Aberdeen, Maryland; brothers, Carl “Dick” Lemon of Mogadore, Ohio and Ben Lemon of Frametown; sisters, Jeanette Barath of Akron, Ohio, Carol Carr of Elyria, Ohio, Joy Veard of Amherst, Ohio, Sally Skidmore of Gassaway and Linda Boggs of Garrettsville, Ohio. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Lucas and Thomas Angotti and Jade Chapman; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 P.M. on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway.
Funeral was 11 AM on Friday, September 1st at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Stump officiating. Burial with Military and Masonic Rites followed in the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway.
The family expresses appreciation to neighbors, friends, and church families for prayers and support throughout the last several months. They would also like to thank the VA Clinic, WVU Home Health and Kanawha Hospice for their compassionate care of Buss.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the Hunter Lemon Scholarship Fund, People’s Bank, 3802 Sutton Lane, Sutton, WV 26601.

Kenneth E. Eubank
Kenneth E. Eubank age 81, passed away August 30, 2023 at Hospice of the Western Reserve. Ken was born December 8. 1941 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia.
Ken is survived by his wife Karen (nee Bosely), loving father of Kelly (Bob) Nupp and Keith (Mary) Eubank. Dear grandfather of Alexander & Gavin Nupp and Colin & Dylan Eubank; Ken was preceded in death by his parents Gaylord & Ora (nee Grimm), son Kevin and brothers Jerry Cummings, Homer Eubank and Lonnie Eubank; Ken is survived by his siblings David (Debbie) Eubank, Roger (Pat) Eubank, Stan (Becky), Connie Carpenter, Judy Zimmer Nora Shields and sister-in-law, Sue Eubank.
Family received friends at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave. Friday September 1, 2023 from 5-8 pm. Funeral service was held on Saturday September 2, 2023 at 11:00 am . Interment to take place in Sutton, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers Family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Service for Kenneth in Sutton, WV was at 1 P.M., Monday, September 4, 2023, at the Lough Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 12 P.M.-1 P.M. at Mt Hebron Church. Stockert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Eubank.

Ruth Eldora (Markley) Tanner
Ruth Eldora (Markley) Tanner, 83, of Clearwater Florida, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2023
She was born in Guardian, WV to Ray and Rose (Hall) Markley on August 5, 1940. Ruth faithfully walked her faith in Jesus Christ and attended First Baptist, Abbe Road Baptist Elyria, Calvary Baptist, Clearwater. Serving in the nursery, AWANAS, and the women’s ministries.
Ruth was extremely proud of obtaining her Associate of Applied Business Degree from Lorain County Community College in 1992. Her work career consist of management positions at Invacare Corporation, Elyria, and Top End Wheelchair Sports, Pinellas Park.
Happily married for 62 years, she passionately loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth is survived by her children, Cynthia Lane, Mark Tanner (Donna), Dr. Karen Gates (John), and Steven Tanner. Adored grandchildren, Paul Bentley, James Tanner, Amanda Ramirez (Alex), Ryan Smith (Jessica), Scott Bentley (Cheryl), Renee Erkila (Michael), Alan Smith (Meghan), Austin Smith (Ashley), David Garrot (Dave), Stevie Craycraft (Ryan), and Savannah Tanner. She also cherished 20 great grandchildren. Ruth is lovingly survived by her baby brother William Markley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth is proceeded in death by her husband Paul Tanner, sisters Dorothy Groves, Barbara Cochran, Betty White, Janet Cool, and brothers Harold Markley and Earl Markley.
We rejoice in the Lord for her extraordinary life, the love and legacy here on earth, and the confidence that we will see her once again.
Services to celebrate Ruth’s Life were 12 noon, Thursday September 7, 2023 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home Webster Springs with the Pastor Shawn Bragg officiating. Friends joined the family for visitation one hour prior to the funeral services. Burial was at the Hall Cemetery, Guardian.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tanner family.