Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.

She was born September 5, 1946 in Wheeling, a daughter of Mary Norton Hawk of Benwood, WV and the late Walter Hawk.

Susan was a graduate of Bishop Donahue Catholic High School, retired from Aramark Food Services and 7-11 Food Store.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Roger Elder of Wheeling; daughter, Samantha (Patrick) Birkholz of Geronimo, OK; grandson, Dorian Birkholz, her pride and joy; five siblings, Rosemarie Martin of Niles, OH, Walter T. (Bernice) Hawk of Martins Ferry, OH, Jim Hawk of St. Clairsville, OH, Carol (Doug) Schoaff of Wheeling and Robert (Charlotte) Hawk of Moundsville; sister-in-law, Ada Adams of Weirton, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.

Per Susan’s request, there will be no visitation at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood- McMechen Chapel.

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