Alva Ellsworth Hartshorn, 88 - Elizabeth

Alva Ellsworth Hartshorn, 88, of Elizabeth, West Virginia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, following a long illness.

He was born March 25, 1924 in Newell's Run, Washington County, Ohio, a son to the late Raleigh and Anna Hartshorn.

After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, he retired from Sears and was most recently a night guard at WV Laborer's Training Center at Mineral Wells. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, James T. Hartshorn and Osten Hartshorn; and sisters, Pearl Delong and Deborah Shawver.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Hartshorn; son, David Hartshorn; daughters, Marilyn Bauer, Janice Lookabaugh and Patricia Roberts; stepchildren, Kimberly Birney, Kasey McCulty and Samantha Delaney; sister, Ellen Duvall; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Service was held at noon Thursday Sept 20, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial followed in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.