BELMONT, W.Va. – Alva Ellsworth Hartshorn of Elizabeth, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Belmont, W.Va., following a long illness. He was 88.
Mr. Hartshorn was born March 25, 1924, in Newell’s Run, Washington County, Ohio, a son to Raleigh and Anna Thomas Hartshorn.
After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he retired from Sears in Hermitage and was most recently a night guard at WV Laborer’s Training Center at Mineral Wells.
While in the Shenango Valley, he was a resident in Orange Village Apartments, Hermitage. He spent a lot of time conversing with friends at Dunkin’ Donuts in Hermitage and Sharon Hotdog Shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James T. Hartshorn and Osten Hartshorn; and his sisters, Pearl Delong and Deborah Shawver.
He is survived by: his wife, at home, Sheila Hartshorn, whom he married Oct. 8, 1995, in Vienna, Ohio; his son, David Hartshorn, Ashland, Ohio; his daughters, Marilyn Bauer, Florida; and Janice Lookabaugh and Patricia Roberts, both Ohio; his stepchildren, Kimberly Birney, Parkersburg, W.Va.; Kasey McCulty, Belpre, Ohio; and Samantha Delaney, Elizabeth; his sister, Ellen Duvall, Belpre; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A service was held at noon Thursday, Sept. 20, in Parkersburg. Burial followed in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute, W.Va.