Obituaries

BETTY MALTESE

Betty Lue (Jones) Maltese, 92, of Wheeling, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Arrangement are pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.

MICHAEL SHEPARD

Michael B. Shepard, 64, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Thursday July 27, 2017, in O.V.M.C. He was born October 4, 1952 son of the late Michael and Shirlene Yeater Shepard. A U.S. Navy Veteran and a former employee with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. A Catholic by ...

OLIVER KEMP

Oliver Dean Kemp, 65, of Paden City, WV, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Dean was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Marietta, OH, son of the late Orville and Mary (Lowery) Kemp. He was a retired electrician with I.B.E.W. No. 141, loved hunting, fishing, playing BINGO, going ...

EVELYN JACK

Evelyn June Jack, 61, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born April 15, 1956 in Wheeling, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Beabout, Nancy Hall Beabout Meadows and John Meadows. Evelyn worked at Walmart in St. ...

MICHAEL SHEPARD

Michael B. Shepard 64, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, in O.V.M.C. He was born October 4, 1952, son of the late Michael and Shirlene Yeater Shepard. A U.S. Navy Veteran and a former employee with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. A Catholic by ...

CASSANDRA SPIGARELLI

Cassandra M. “Cassie” Spigarelli, 74, of Bellaire, OH, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, OH. She was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel and Grace Marie Carpenter Carcione. Cassandra was a retired nurse anesthetist ...

GRACE NEIDERT

Our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Grace Agnes Coss Neidert, 97, was born on Sept. 17, 1919, in Bridgeport, OH. Her parents were Elwood James and Emma Laubmeister Coss, and she was one of nine children. Her siblings are all ...

JAMES KINNEY

James Kinney, 64, of St. Clairsville died Wednesday. Visitation, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Wilson Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Service at a later date.

BRYAN MOORE

Bryan Moore, 56, formerly of Cadiz died Wednesday. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home.

ANDREW GOLETZ

Andrew “Andy” Allan Goletz, 77, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at his home. Friends will be received on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Rd., Wheeling, WV (304-232-2 732) from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Final ...

NEWTON “ED” HIGGINBOTHAM

Newton “Ed” Higginbotham Sr., of New Martinsville, WV died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his home. Ed was born February 2, 1936 in Pricetown, WV, son of the late Okey Ray and Clara (Wines) Higginbotham. He was a retired sheriff for Wetzel County, member of WV Sheriff’s Association, U.S. ...

FRANCIS LANCH

Francis D. “Frank” Lanch, 94, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, July 24, 2017. Private service and interment. Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside, assisting the family.

JAMES BROOKOVER

James Edward Brookover, 90, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Forest Hill Care Center. He was born August 5, 1926 in Wheeling, a son of the late Carl and Eleanor Halpin Brookover. Jim worked for Swisher International, was a member of the Island Lions Club and attended St. ...

GRACE NEIDERT

Grace Agnes Neidert, 97, of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling. Final arrangements are pending.

JOE DIERKES

Joe Gary Dierkes, 80, of Clarington, died at 7:14 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Genesis Hospice-Morrison House, Zanesville. He was born May 18, 1937 on the family farm near Round Bottom, Ohio, Monroe County, a son of the late George Carl and Grace Lallathin Dierkes. He was a member of ...

PEARL PALANZA

Pearl (Munyas) Zak Palanza, 94, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Weirton, passed away Saturday. Visitation Friday, 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton.

ERIC HARTZELL

Eric A. Hartzell, 44, of Moundsville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home. He was born July 15, 1973 in Wheeling, WV, a son of Helen Walton Hartzell Robinson, and the late Joseph Hartzell. Eric was an employee with WalMart in Moundsville. In addition to his parents, Eric was preceded in ...

MARTHA POOLE

Martha Lavina Poole, 101, of Belmont, WV) died July 25, 2017. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday, Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville. Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.

EVELYN JACK

EVELYN JACK Evelyn June Jack, 61, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on July 25, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV. Arrangements are pending at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311).

MARCO MITCHELL

Marco Stephen Mitchell, 48, of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Illinois. He was born July 29, 1968, the son of Antonietta (Spinelli) and the late Theodore Mitchell. Marco was a Catholic by faith and a U.S. Army Veteran. After the Army, he began work as a truck driver, he ...