MARION IS A PIECE OF GOOD WORK - Hur Citizen Facing Another Health Crisis

By Bob Weaver

One of Hur's best known and certainly best liked residents, Marion Whisman, is in Camden-Clark Hospital. The faithful churchgoer at the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church is known for his music making and ability to entertain.

Marion has faced several critical health problems in recent years, but has miraculously bounced back.

His longevity and healing, allowing him to spend some more time with his loving family, may directly be related to wife Elah's prayers, and the prayers of his family and friends.

Retired Methodist minister, Rev. Glendon McKee, said if he was "walking through the valley of the shadow" of problems, he would want Elah to come and pray by his side.

Marion is a piece of good work. The longtime carpenter, sign painter and musician has been a blessing to the Hur community and Calhoun County. He even makes his own guitars.

Daughter Joan Satterfield said he is unable to walk again because of pain in his right hip and has been experiencing chest pain. "They ran a Cat-Scan and plan to give him blood. He will probably start radiation again tomorrow," she said.

"Dad becomes anxious if Mom, Twila or I are not with him when he becomes ill. He just won't ask the nurses for help. He still remains in good spirits."

"My mind knows Dad's time is getting short, but somehow I cannot make myself believe that yet. Please keep all of us in your prayers," writes Joan.

Cards may be sent to:

Marion Whisman
Camden-Clark Hospital Room 207A
800 Garfield Avenue
Parkersburg WV 26105