Church Reaches 104

Alice Church of Wheeling celebrated her 104th birthday Saturday, Feb. 14.

She was born in Wheeling on Feb. 14, 1911 to William L. and Gertrude M. Rose and was the first of four daughters.

She was married for 53 years to Jack D. Church who died in 1986.

Church took care of her own elderly parents and a sister in her home for many years. She now enjoys participating in the lives of her growing family. She is looking forward to the birth of her newest great-grandchild in the spring.

Her family consists of two daughters, Jacqueline West of Portsmouth, Va., and Barbara Metz of Moundsville. She has six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a younger sister, Mary Thompson.

A family dinner was held at her home on Valentine’s Day.