Mary Feist

FEIST, Mary Eva Wright, 87, of McMechen, WV, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Ohio Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mary was born July 14, 1925 in South Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Raymond and Eva Wright.

She was retired from the West Virginia State Police, having served the state for over 40 years, including being the chief radio operator in the Moundsville barracks. It was her honor to have worked with so many fine state troopers.

Over the years, Mary enjoyed talking with family and friends; trailer traveling with the love of her life, the late Edgar Elwood Feist, her husband of 59 years; caring and loving consecutively for five toy Pomeranians; playing the organ; watching WVU and Pittsburgh Steelers football games; and, in later years, learning how to use her computer and an iPhone. Mary was a member of the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond Wright and Emory Wright.

Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Wright Kiger of Wheeling; her two daughters, Mary June (Kenneth) Derbenwick of Ormond Beach, FL, and Carol Lee (Ralph) Strope of Celina, OH; four grandchildren, Keith A. (Susannah) Derbenwick, Kathy A. Derbenwick Thomack, Steven M. (Cynthia) Strope and Kevin M. Strope; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey Strope, A.J. Strope, Max Derbenwick and Clara Derbenwick; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 with Rev. Glen Baker Jr. officiating.

Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV.

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