Elijah Blosser, 86, of Sand Ridge, West Virginia, died April 27th following a long illness.

Born September 6th, 1916 in Roane County, he was a son of the late Bud and Ruth Ann Starcher Blosser.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Crawford and her husband David of Rittman, Ohio, Brenda Dale of Akron, Ohio, and Barbara Fowler and her husband, Ken of Fayetteville, NC; three sons, Jim Blosser and his wife Beth of Ottowa, WV, Greer (Bud) Blosser and his wife Linda of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Delbert Blosser and his wife Zerelda of Spencer, WV; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Zee Blosser and two sisters Jeanette Blosser and Geneva Atkinson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, WV. Rev. Rick Swearingen will officiate. Interment will be in the Schoolcraft Cemetery at Sand Ridge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday.