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PAGE .A9 OBITUARIES / NEWS Wed.esd y, rebr"ary 7, 2()1S SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and E J MER'S ADVO(]ATE Patty ed Sates, the South Pacific, heather we called Debi flow- All were touched by her kind- and four nephews. She is pre- Caribbean, and Europe along- ers, daffodils, rain, new fallen ness and will forever feel the ceded in death by her daugh- Burhans side her family, by herself, and snow, the wind, wild socks, warmth of her smile and love. ter, Debi Burhans, her par- Kathleen Patricia Helmswith her children acquiring a adventure, travel, postcards, Pat - you are our sunshine, you ents, the fathers of her sons Burhans (Pat/Patty) died sud- deep sense of adventure,rock 'n roll, fireworks, the willbe fondly remembered and and many dear friends. denly, yet peacefully at her Pat was a voracious reader, color purple, St. Patrick's sorely missed. A celebration of her life beloved home on Januarydedicated teacher and served Day, Mardi Gras, Pepsis, Re- Pat is'survived by her two for family and friends will be 26, 2018. She was born No- as an informative librarian, ese cups, and hippies, sons - Dan Burhans and wife held from 3-5 pm on March vember 23/24,1946 to Daniel She lovedto read and act out Patty always had a smile on Terri; & Steve Helms and fi- 17th (St. Patty's Day) at her (Sam) & Catherine Helms in children's stories in delight- her face and a pie in her hands, anc6 Jessica Dorsey; grand- home, 771 Ann Lewis Rd Pensacola, FL. ful fashion. She was a genuine friend to daughters Katy & Alleah Charles Town. In lieu of Growing up in a Navy fam- She enjoyed volunteering at all, loved life and rived it to it's Burhans; her loving sisters, flowers, a gift to The Old Op- ily, she moved often and de- the Op Shop in Charles Town. fullest. Her door was always Michele Helms; Maggie Fish era House or Hospice of the veloped a fondness for world Patty loved wildflowers,es- open and all were welcome to & Suzanne Williams ; broth- Panhandle, in her memory is travel. She traveled the Unit- pecially the little pinkground share stories or seek refuge, er-in-law - Doug Williams; appreciated. PAID MEMORIAL Dr. Bernard Wayne Knott Dr. Bernard Wayne Knott passed peacefully into life with his Lord and Savior Je- Sus Christ surrounded by members of his earthly fam- ily on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was known by family and friends as a vari- Hochman (Woodstock, VT);versity (PA) and his doctor- In addition to his employ- ternational. ety of names - Wayne, BeT- Rebekah and Barry Bridgette, ate in educational technology ment, he was very active with Family and friends gath- nard, Bernie, Babe, Dad, Anthony, Emma .nd Jackson from Nova Southeastern Uni- the Kiwanis Club of Shep- ered on December 23, 2017, Papa, Doctor Knott and Doc (Bakersfield, CA); Luke and versity (FL), all while work- herdstown, WV Kiwanis Key for a Celebration of Life (liv- and was loved and admired Kristine Knott, Cooper and ing full-time to support his Club Committee, St. Agnes ing wake)at the Clarion Ho- by many. Paige (Martinsburg, WV) ; family. He was a U.S. Navy Parish, Blue Ridge Rabbit tel in Harpers Ferry. A funer- The oldest child of Mary and Sarah and Nathan Cross, veteran, serving as a comput- & Cavy Club, the Jefferson al mass will be celebrated at Anna Michael Knott of Hendrick (Martinsburg, WV). er specialist during the Viet- County Farm Bureau, Jeffer- St. Agnes Catholic Church, Charles Town, WV, and the He is also survived by his sib- nam War. Dr. Knott began son County Fair Board of Di- Shepherdstown, WV, on Sat- late Bernard Anthony Knott, lings and spouses: Barbara his teaching career at Mar- rectors and was the Jefferson urday, February 10,2018 at 11 he was born on March 10, and Tom DeRocher (Middle- tinsburg High, then worked County 4-H rabbit project ad- a.m with Rev. Dr. Mathew 1947, in Frederick, MD, and town, MD); Patricia and Bob for Berkeley County Schools, visor. He was a mentor and Rowgh officiating. In lieu of was raised on a dairy farm. In Funk (Charles Town, WV);before transferring to Jeffer- role model for many young flowers, memorials may be 1970, he married the love of and Doug and Diane Knottson County Schools where he people throughout the state of made to the WV Key Club his life, Adele Abrahamson. (Charles Town, WV), and was a teacher and later an ad- WV through his work in edu- District Foundation, c/o Mrs. In addition to Adele, he leaves many cousins, nephews and ministrator. He was assistant cation and with the Key Club. Jan Shelburne, One Bank behind his legacy in his chil- nieces, principal at Jefferson High His interests and hobbies Plaza, Wheeling, WV 26003 dren, their spouses and grand- Afirmbelieverin the power School from 2004 until his were wide and varied -- gar- or the St. Agnes Scholarship children: John and Melissa of education, he earned bach- retirement in 2012. He was dening, reading (especially 1 Fund, PO Box 1603, Shep- Knott, Rudy, Leila and Riese cloT's degrees in mathematics most fulfilled in those roles science fiction!), raising Tab- herdstown, WV 25443. (Ranson, WV); Matthew and and secondary education from in working with at-risk youth bits, building things and trav- Condolences may be ex- Laura Knott, Alexis, Zacha- Shepherd College, a master's and helping them make it cling the world with his be- pressed at www.eackles- ry and Sierra (Harpers Ferry, degree in environmental sci- through school to become ac- loved wife, especially as an WV) ; Mark Knott and Rachel ence from Shippensburg Uni- tive members of society, ambassador for Kiwanis In- PAID MEMORIAL 6 Expert's talk in Shepherdstown to examine women's roles in 19th-century printing SHEPHERDSTOWN - Did women in the 1800s work readying l ot lead type for newspapers and in other printing jobs? : Dianne L. Roman, a printing ex- pert and women's history research- er who lives in Bakerton, has found they did, but that women's contributions in the field have long gone overlooked. On Saturday, she's set to talk about her re- search, includ- Oianne L. Roman ing the role of women in printing in 19th-cen- tury West Virginia. In researching women working as typesetters in the printing trade in America in the 1800s, Roman said that one of her significant finds came in the spring of 1853 in the Spirit of Jefferson, phy, printing, and women's histo- the Charles Town weekly that dates ry," Roman said. r to 1844. She also has degrees from Kent 2' Roman's free talk, sponsored by State University and the Massachu- the Shepherdstown Public Library, setts College of Art. ii: begins at 3 p.m. in the Shepherd- In addition to her dissertation stown Community Club at 102 E. - entitled "Women at the Cross- German St. roads, Women at the Forefront, Roman holds a Media, Art, andAmerican Women In Letterpress !i: !i!iil Text Ph.D. from Virginia Common- Printing in the Nineteenth Century" wealth University in Richmond, - Roman also has assessed the qual- :: where her dissertation focused on ity of the work these 19th-century identifying the women who ven- printing pioneers produced. tured into the American print shop She also is at work developing a :! from 1800 until the creation of a comprehensive timeline of women woman's type union in 1869. involved in American printing dat- Since the early 1990s, Roman ing from 1638. She hopes to con- has taught graphic design and visu- tinue her research into the work of GO? What w0niea s-history aa p htm :ex al communications, including lead- women in printing in the 20th and : emi ing classes at Blue Ridge Commu- 21st centuries. nity & Technical College in Mar- Saturday's program is open to lubat 02E GermanSt ltowmuehiFre What l tinsburg and at Shepherd Univer- anyone interested. For more infor- sity. "It just made perfect sense to mation, call the library at 304-876- combine my interests in typogra- 2783. Winter's the perfect time to start - or renew - your subscription to the award-winning Spirit of Jeffersonl When it's chilly out, you'll be glad to curl up b.y a warm fire and catch up on all the local happenings. Our weekly is easy on your wallet, too. You get 52 weeks of high-quality local news for $38 or less. Just fill out the form shown. Have questions? Call office manager Cara Young at 304-725-2046, ext. 221. I NAME STREET OR RO. 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