Roberta M. Pelley1

ID#2502, b. 26 April 1920, d. 14 August 2005
Father: Isaiah Franklin "Frank" Pelley
Mother: Chessie J. Woodyard

Birth date: 26 April 1920
Birth place: Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio.1,2,3

Roberta married Harry V. Yoho, son of William Wylie Yoho and Anna Cordelia "Annie" Fair, on 23 August 1941 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. E. C. Koltenbah, a Minister of the Church of Christ, certified that he united them in marriage. Harry's parents both gave their consent for the marriage as he was only 19 years old.4

Roberta died at age 85 on 14 August 2005 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

An obituary was published on 15 August 2005 Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"YOHO, Roberta M., 85, of Edgewood Avenue, Moundsville, died Sunday, August 14, 2005 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born on April 26, 1920 in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Isaiah and Chessie J. Woodyard Pelley.

She was a retired baker from Young's Cafeteria and a member of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry V. Yoho, Sr., a son, Donald W. Yoho, two brothers, Gerald and Eugene Pelley and a sister Margaret Kruger.

Survivors include a son, Harry V. (Toni) Yoho, Jr. of Moundsville; six daughters, Mary Aston of Fork Ridge, Anna (James) Chaplin of Morgantown, W.Va., N. Jane Lahar of Moundsville, Janet Samples of Joppatowne, Md., Susan Fish and Donna Yoho, both of Moundsville; a sister, Eilene Iarossi of Wheeling; 22 grandchildren; 38 greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Evangelist D. Gene West officiating.

Interment will be in Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Moundsville.
[Note that the Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery is actually a Glen Easton address, not Moundsville.]

Sympathy expressions at"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Roberta's body was interred on 16 August 2005 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. Her name reportedly appears on the gravestone as "Roberta M. Yoho."2,5

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Greene County, PennsylvaniaRoberta Pelley, female, age 9, daughter, single, born in Ohio, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)6
Last Edited Date=19 Jul 2015


  1. [S1449] Marriage License for Harry V. Yoho and Roberta Pelley, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130846_00503.jpg.
  2. [S1450] United States Obituary Collection, online (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc.), Roberta M. Yoho data.
  3. [S1035] Roberta M. Yoho, Social Security Death Index, compiled by, online, supports full date of birth.
  4. [S714] Marriage License for Harry Sherwood Aston and Mary Margaret Yoho, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130892z_00125.jpg.
  5. [S551] "Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery," submitted by Phyllis Slater and re-read by Karen Hucko in 1998, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online Information pertaining to Roberta M. Yoho.
  6. [S1546] Isaiah Pelley household, 1930 U.S. Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Richhill Township, Enumeration District 30-26, sheet 7A (166 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2044.