Luvnia Deison


The Daily Telegram., April 26, 1915

One of Clarksburg’s Best Women is Dead Following Illness of Pneumonia.

Deison Family marker including inscription for Luvnia

Mrs. Luverna (Luvnia) Deison, aged 66 years, died at 4:25 o’clock Monday morning at her home at 169 West Main street following a brief illness of pneumonia growing out of a cold contracted less than ten days before her death.

Her illness was not known or by many of the hosts of Clarksburg and Harrison county people who knew her and news of her death came as a very painful surprise.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Deison was born near Rockford, this county, April 15, 1849.

She was a daughter of Edward J. and Amanda Blake Stout and the widow of George W. Deison, a widely-known hotel man and live stock dealer.

She and Mr. Deison were married in May, 1897, and four children were born to them, namely, William L. and Jesse M., both now deceased; and Edward B. and Charles S., surviving sons.

The following brothers and sisters of Mrs. Deison are living:

William B. Stout, of Appleton City, Mo.;
Mrs. Belinda Sheets, of Harrisburg, Pa.;
George W. Stout, of Rockford;
and Thomas Stout and Mrs. Elizabeth Boring, both of this city.

Harrison County Map Image

Mrs. Deison had been a resident of Clarksburg for more than forty years. She and her husband conducted the Deison hotel for many years in a highly successful manner. She was a woman of close application in her hotel and other work, possessing superior judgment, great business ability, deep devotion to the hotel service and all in all, the qualities fundamental to success in business. But while she excelled in business lines, all the lovely graces of noble womanhood, dominated her life.

Truly is it said of her that she was a kind, loving Christian mother, and loved by all who knew her.

Active in the First Baptist church and always devout in religion, that church loses one of its best members by the death of Mrs. Deison, and the community a benevolent woman whose works of kindness and charity will ever keep her memory fresh with those whom she so kindly and sympathetically aided in time of sickness and distress.


The Daily Telegram., April 27, 1915, page 3

Funeral services for Mrs. Luverna (Luvnia) Deison, aged 66 years, who died at her home, 169 West Main street at 4:25 o’clock Monday morning, after a short illness of pneumonia, will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home on West Main street and the burial will be in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.

Mrs. Luverna (Luvnia) Deison.

The Wheeling Intelligencer., April 27, 1915, page 10

Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.

CLARKSBURG, W. Va., April 26.—

Empire National Bank

Mrs. Luverna (Luvnia) Deison, widow of George W. Deison, a widely known hotel man and live stock dealer, died this morning at her home on West Main street of pneumonia after a brief illness.

She was a native of Rockford, this county, and was a daughter of Edward J and Amanda Blake Stout, both now deceased. Her age was 66 years.

Surviving her are two children, Edward B. Deison, vice-president of the Empire National bank, and Charles Deison, a bookkeeper there.

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