(12/06/2002)
HARRISVILLE - Bernice M. Haught, 96, of Beatrice, died Dec. 5, 2002, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 15, 1906, at Slab, W.Va., the daughter of the late Amos F. and Rachel Blanche McKinley Robison. She graduated from Harrisville High School in 1926 and Glenville Normal School with a teaching certificate. She taught for two years in Ritchie County before her marriage.

She was a member of the Smithville CEO's and was a past member of the Alpha Regional Library Board. She was a former 4-H leader and represented Ritchie County in 1977 at the Glenville Folk Festival as the Ritchie County Belle. She was an avid quilter and had made a graduation quilt for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they finished school. She was a member of the Smithville United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Haught is survived by three sons, Warren and Lenna Haught of Smithville, Eldon and Mary Haught of Beatrice, and Alan and Cheryl Haught of Harrisville; four daughters, Oma Jean and Richard Lynch of Waverly, Ida Mae Parks of Elyria, Ohio, Karen and Kenton Harris of Parkersburg, and Pam and Gary Stanley of Harrisville; one sister, Virginia and Ray Cottrill of Pennsboro; 24 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and care givers, Shirley Echard, Janet Nicholas, Randa Smith and Esta Tingler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn L. Haught; eight brothers; five sisters; and two grandchildren, Gregory Linn Haught and Deborah Parks.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. William Morrison and Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will follow in the Deem Cemetery, Beatrice.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Gregory Linn Haught Scholarship Fund, c/o Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1762, Parkersburg, W.Va. 26102-1762.


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