M. Allegra Burch

BURCH, M. Allegra “Tiny,” 87, of Glen Dale, WV, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.

She was born October 11, 1925, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude Brown Wharry.

Allegra was a retired legal secretary with the Rickey, Chase, Chase and Hyre Law Firm of Moundsville, WV. After retirement, she and her husband co-founded Burch Heating and Air Conditioning, where she continued to serve as secretary, office manager and bookkeeper for the next 40 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Robert Wharry; and two sisters, Minota Lee Bumbico and Eloise Wallace Bumbico.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Lester M. Burch of Glen Dale; a sister, Jane E. Harler of Moundsville; two sons, D. Walker (Patti) Burch of Glen Dale and B. Tucker Burch of Florida; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements for a private family service are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMech-en Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer.com.