Martha Niggemyer

NIGGEMYER, Martha Ann, 84, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born on June 11, 1929, daughter of the late Clement and Martha (Shalvey) Steinmetz. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling and a member of the Christian Mothers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Niggemyer Sr.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Niggemyer; and one brother, Christian Steinmetz.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Theresa Niggemyer of Wheeling, and Catherine Ann (Joe) George of Md.; two sons, Joseph Jr. (Barbara) Niggemyer of Md., and Michael (Donna) Niggemyer of Wheeling; one sister, Clementine Kasnic of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren, David (Michelle), Jaclyn, Allison, Michael, Tyler, Joseph, and Lucas; two great-granddaughters, Ella, and Mia; many special friends; and her three dogs, Ava, Whitney, and Brady.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Jeremiah F. McSweeney and Rev. William K. Matheny Jr. as concelebrants.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

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