Amelia Biery

BIERY, Amelia K. “Mae,” 95, of Virginia Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Wheeling, WV, on April 23, 1917. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna V. (DiGertrude) DeMarco.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Catholic Women’s Club; Linden Twig of E.O.R.H. all of Martins Ferry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Russell L. Biery; four daughters: Diana L. (Larry) Armbruster, Clemmons, NC; Judy A. (Tom) Long, Martins Ferry; Linda M. (Mick) Brown, Martins Ferry; Kathleen S. (Luther) Mills, Delaware, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Beth, Brad and Becky Armbruster; Lisa, Tom, Debbie and Russ Long; Cindy and Jamie Orr; Daniel, Stacy and Christie Mills, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mae, as she was known to her family and friends was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid gardner and her greatest joy was having all of her family get together. Her favorite sayings were “the more the merrier” and “call when you get home.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, where friends will be received Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013, with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery Wheeling, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 or charity of donor’s choice.

Rosary devotions will be held Sunday at the funeral home at 3 p.m.

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