Elah and her husband Marion, who passed
away in 2004 after 55 years of marriage


Elah Starcher Whisman, one of Calhoun's pedestal people, has died at age 94.

The longtime resident of Hur was the last surviving saint of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, which has also faded into history.

Elah had been able to maintain her household, with help, until her death. She died in a Parkersburg hospital Friday morning after a short illness.

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