The I.O.O.F. Home 

225 Georgetown Road, Elkins, West Virginia 26241 ~ (304) 636-4247

Article about the Home in Goldenseal Magazine (2003)

The I.O.O.F. Home of West Virginia was dedicated on September 22, 1910, in Elkins, West Virginia.  Since that time, the Home has served as a residence for Odd Fellows, the wives and widows of Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, and 736 children of Odd Fellows.  The Home may also now serve as a residence for the husbands and widowers of Rebekahs.wp7feadf7b

The cornerstone of the Home was laid on August 22, 1908, by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia IOOF.

Grand Lodge officers included:  

Grand Master W. H. Cecil, Parkersburg #7

Deputy Grand Master J. D. Marstiller, Randolph #116

Grand Warden D. P. Kessler, Cowen #176

Grand Secretary E. A. Billingslea, Marion #11

Grand Treasurer George G. Stout, Sharon #28.

wpc333ffdaThe Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of West Virginia pay great tribute  and admiration to the Building Committee and the Founders of the Home of West Virginia.  The committee members were:

John A. Bock, #67                                

J. Morris Chapman, #21                      

John Beckley, #74

Septimius Hall, #42

O.S. McKinney, #84

Annie Silcott

Sadie Ryttencutt

The Home today operates as a private care facility for elderly members of the Order while still preserving the mission of the home – to provide a home for the elderly members, the widows and widowers of members, and for orphan children.  wp7bc3dd10