March 2016

Mourning the Loss of our Dear Aunt Ann

Delane King - affectionately known to us as Aunt Ann - has passed away

By Jane Hayes

This is by far the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. It’s with a heavy heart I give you all the news of my sweet mother passing. So many of you had her in your prayers the past few days, but God had a bigger plan for her. We did all that we could for her and my sister, along with my children have no regrets. There comes a time we have to love them enough to let them go.

As I looked out into the night sky tonight, I saw the biggest brightest full moon shining down upon me. It was at that moment I knew that the one that gave me life would always light my darkest nights and shine brightly forever in my heart. My mother, Nene, Momma Ann, and Aunt Ann … We love you to the moon and back.

OBITUARY Delane Ann King, 83, of Harrisville, died March 22, 2016 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born February 7, 1933 at Spencer, WV, the daughter of the late Joseph William and Winona Watson Wines and raised by the late Jacob and Gay Spiker.   

Ann worked as a cook and secretary for the Ritchie County Board of Education. She was a TOPS member and WV Retired School Personnel member. She attended St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the Ritchie Nazarene Church. She loved to sing in the choir when she was able and enjoyed visiting and working jigsaw puzzles with her friends at the Wednesday Lunch held at St. Luke’s. 

She is survived by daughters, Jane Hayes and Jeana Hayes, both of Harrisville; son, John Hayes of Pullman; sister Delene Lerew of Ballard, WV; grandchildren, Cruz, Cali, Carigan , Casslyn, Bob, Samantha and Mikayla Hayes.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Robert King and Eugene Hayes; sisters, Nancy Jo Richard, and Eloise Espenchied; brothers Billy Wines and an infant; and foster siblings, Brad Spiker, Robert Spiker, Lynn Spiker, Jean Haught, Kitty Miller, (Dorothy Summers) and Margery Spiker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Raiguel Funeral Home with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will follow in the Pullman Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 PM. 

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  • Submitted by Mike Spiker – “In case any of the family were unable to send flowers or a card (for Aunt Ann’s memorial,) a contribution to the Pullman Cemetery where she was buried can be made. Check to Pullman Cemetery Fund, mail to Bradley Dodd, 10355 Pullman Road, Pennsboro, WV  26415.”

  • Submitted by Barbara Thrush – Our oldest son, Cole, will be graduating this May from Colorado State University with honors in a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business and Soils & Crop Sciences.  He was a member National Society of Collegiate Scholars and received over $70,000 in scholarships his 4 years at CSU.

  • Submitted by Mike Spiker – REMINDER - HOLD THE DATES – May 28th & 29th 2016

    1. On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM there will be a special memorial gathering held for Paul Miller at the farm house.
    2. The Annual Spiker Family Reunion will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016.