Caroline McElwain

McELWAIN, Caroline Geraldine, “Gerry”, 85, of Bethlehem, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling.

Gerry was born April 3, 1928 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Lester and Marybell Hall. She was Presbyterian by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel McElwain; a son, Tommy James McElwain; a sister, Shirley Uchanski; and three brothers, John, Rex and Bob Hall.

Gerry is survived by her daughter, Peggy Herrlein and her husband, Jay of Bethesda, Ohio; her son, Danny McElwain and his wife, Gretchen of Bethlehem; two sisters, Alberta Hinton of Wheeling and Norma Carr of Moundsville, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Brenda McElwain of Colerain, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mike McElwain of Bellaire, Ohio, Christina Diehl and her husband, Chad of Mozart and Daniel Herrlein of Bethesda; and two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Olivia Diehl.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m., Monday, and 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Interment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va. Gerry’s beloved niece Christine Hall will officiate the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943. Online condolences may be offered to the family at