Joan Clouse

CLOUSE, Joan E., 86, of Wheeling died Thursday, February 14, 2013 in the Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center.

She was born April 29, 1926, in Wheeling, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anna Kline Emblem.

Joan was a 1944 graduate of Wheeling High School, was retired from Oglebay Institute as membership secretary, a homemaker, and a member of the First Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Clouse, Sr. in 2012, and her brother, Robert Emblem.

Surviving are her children Robert W. Clouse, Jr. and his wife Jacqueline of Morristown, TN, Terry W. Clouse of Johnson City, TN, Joanne E. Steele and her husband Ronald of Wheeling; eight grandchildren Robert W. Clouse, III (Dr. April Pyle), Kristin Ladha, Brent Clouse, Brian Clouse, Damian Clouse (Amanda), Dr. Jenna Steele Hunt (Sean), Anna Steele Simon (Jonathan) and Garrett Steele; and also four great-grandchildren, Katlin Ladha, Trevor Clouse, Lucas Clouse, Isabella Simon and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove with Rev. Kenneth Hardway officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.

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