Romie Earl Hanshaw

                                                     ┌── Jacob Henry Hanshaw
                                                     │    1866-1958 
                          ┌── Alfred Bruce Hanshaw ──┤
                          │    1889-1971             │
                          │                          └── Mary Florence Rogers
                          │                               1871-1927 
Romie Earl Hanshaw ───────┤
B: 1922                   │                          ┌── William M. Rogers
D: 1987                   │                          │
                          └── Allie Winnie Rogers ───┤
                               1891-1964             │
                                                     └── Louisa Friend
   ├── Bob Hanshaw  1
   ├── William E. Hanshaw (c1946-) 1

M: Ruby Dorothy Fitzwater
   ├── Merelene G. Hanshaw (1945-) 1
   ├── Jerri Hanshaw  1
   ├── Sheena Hanshaw  1
   ├── Cheryl Hanshaw  1
   ├── Diane Hanshaw  1
   ├── Gale L. Hanshaw (1947-) 1
   ├── Russell W. Hanshaw (1950-) 1
   ├── Debra E. Hanshaw (1955-) 1
   ├── Ronnie Z. Hanshaw (1957-) 1
   └── Larry R. Hanshaw (1964-) 1

Romie Earl Hanshaw     [ID 07912] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 28 1922.2,3,4  

He married ---.  (Name of first wife currently unknown).  

He then married Ruby Dorothy Fitzwater, 1947.5,6  Ruby, daughter of John Fitzwater & Josie Grose, was born May 7 1922, Leatherwood, West Virginia.6,7,8  

Romie Earl Hanshaw died Jun 19 1987.3,6  

Ruby died Apr 26 2004, at her home, West Salem, Wayne County, Ohio; buried Sunset Cemetery, Leatherwood, West Virginia.3,6,7  

Ruby's obituary was published in the "Wooster Daily Record" (Wooster, Ohio) on Tuesday, April 27, 20046

Ruby Hanshaw

WEST SALEM - Ruby Dorothy Hanshaw, 81, 14474 Franchester Road, died Monday morning, April 26, 2004, at her home, following a one-month illness.  

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Carl Wilson Funeral Home in Clay, W.Va.  Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Leatherwood, W.Va.  

Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston and Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Carl Wilson Funeral Home in Clay, W.Va.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.  

She was born May 7, 1922, in Leatherwood, W.Va., to John and Josie (Grose) Fitzwater and married Romie Hanshaw in 1947. He died June 19, 1987.  

She graduated from high school in Clay County and attended the Advent Christian Church.  

She had made her home in Creston from 1962-1982 moving to Newton, W.Va.  For the past several years she has lived in the Chloe, W.Va. and Creston area.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting and Blue Grass music.  

Surviving are children, Merelene (Roger) Hooser and Gale (Mitchel) Hanshaw, both of Wooster, Russell (Hope) Hanshaw of West Salem, Jerri (Daris) Metheney of Creston, Debra (Ralph) Higgins of Waterloo, Ind., Ronnie (Rebecca) Hanshaw and Sheena (Ricky) Jarvis, both of Chloe, W.Va., Larry (Jimed) Hanshaw of Creston, Cheryl Hanshaw of Sterling and Diane (Ronnie) Rucker of Euklah [sic], Calif.; two stepsons, Bill Hanshaw of Spencer, W.Va.  and Bob Hanshaw of Ovapa, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and a sister, Alice (Herb) West of Wallback, W.Va.  

In addition to her husband, four brothers, Ralph, Lee, Wallace and Zane, died previously.

Another obituary was published in the "Charleston Gazette" (Charleston, West Virginia) on Friday, April 30, 2004:7

Ruby Hanshaw

WEST SALEM, Ohio - Ruby Hanshaw, 81, of West Salem, Ohio, formerly of Chloe, W.Va., and Creston, Ohio, died April 26, 2004, at her home following a one-month illness.  

She was born May 7, 1922, in Leatherwood, daughter of the late John and Josie Fitzwater.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Romie Hanshaw, in 1987; and four brothers, Ralph, Lee, Wallace and Zane.  

She graduated from Clay County High School and attended the Advent Christian Church.  

She enjoyed sewing, quilting and bluegrass music.  

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Merelene and Roger Hooser of Wooster, Gale and Mitchel Hanshaw of Wooster, Russell and Hope Hanshaw of West Salem, Jerri and Daris Metheney of Creston, Debra and Ralph Higgins of Waterloo, Ind., Ronnie and Rebecca Hanshaw of Chloe, Sheena and Ricky Jarvis of Chloe; Larry and Jimed Hanshaw of Creston, Cheryl Hanshaw of Sterling, Diane and Ronnie Rucker of Ukiah, Calif.; two stepsons, Bill Hanshaw of Spencer, Bob Hanshaw of Ovapa; 21 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Herb West of Wallback.  

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Buck Mollohan officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  

E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at

Social Security information for Romie Earl Hanshaw: 236-42-4873

Social Security information for Ruby Dorothy Fitzwater: 236-30-8816


  1. Obituary of Ruby Dorothy (Fitzwater) Hanshaw.
  2. Contribution from Denise Gill Baylor ().
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. 1930 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T626-2530, ED 4, page 8B, line #57, dwelling #142, family #142.
  5. Contribution from Marilyn Ackley ().
  6. Obituary of Ruby Hanshaw; the "Wooster Daily Record", Apr 27 2004:
  7. Obituary of Ruby Hanshaw; the "Charleston Gazette", Apr 30 2004; "Obituary Collection",
  8. U.S. Public Records Index;

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