JUANITA CRESS

Juanita Wright “Mimi” Cress, 87, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

She was born January 7, 1927, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Warren and Minnie Geiss Wright.

Juanita was a graduate of the former Wheeling High School and attended business school. She was a member of Covenant Community Church in Wheeling, WV.

She was an entrepreneur, having had her own import business in jewelry, diamonds and fine linen, and also had an antique business. She worked for the former Colvig’s Department Store in Wheeling, WV.

Juanita loved her family and friends. She enjoyed playing golf and loved to go dancing where she and Dick were always the last couple off the dance floor. She was an extraordinary cook and was famous for her homemade pies. Her grandkids and great-grandkids enjoyed the “crazy Mimi nights” full of fun and laughter.

Juanita’s personal relationship with Christ and her willingness to share it is her greatest legacy!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Wright; and a sister, Nancy Loew.

Surviving are her loving husband of 65 years, Richard “Dick” Cress; three daughters, Chris Adams and her husband, Jay of Wheeling, WV, Cathy Savage and her husband, Charlie of Wheeling, WV, and Kim Barber and her husband, Bob of Alexandria, VA; a sister, Eleanor McFadden of Williamsburg, VA; six grandchildren, Jamie (Erin) Adams, Chad (Hollie) Adams, Jason (Rachel) Adams, Casey (Adam) Maloney, Chas Savage, and Jordan Barber; six great-grandchildren, Ashton, Savannah, Ava, Bella, Emily, and Avery Adams; and a great-grandson on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV (304-232-2732).

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Covenant Community Church, with Pastor Adam Mick officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Community Church, 250 Bethany Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003.

JUANITA CRESS

Juanita Wright Cress, 87, of Wheeling, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV (304-232-2732).

Services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11 a.m., at C 3 Church, 250 Bethany Pike, Wheeling, WV. Final arrangements are incomplete.