HARKNESS, Vallee M., 84, of Triadelphia, WV, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1928, in Sewickley, PA, a daughter of the late Walter and Emma Winters McIlwain.
Vallee was a Protestant by faith, loved gardening and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Vallee was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Harkness, Jr., on April 14, 2012; a sister, Sally Maglin and an infant brother, Walter Scott McIlwain.
Surviving are five children, James (Sharon) Harkness of Wheeling, Bruce (Deborah) Harkness of Martins Ferry, OH, Warren (Barbara) Harkness of Triadelphia, WV, Jennifer (Stanley) Lapinski of Glen Dale, WV, Diann (William) Beckwith of Wheeling; nine grandchildren, Scott Harkness of Wheeling, Chris Harkness of Moundsville, Julie (Art) Hastings of Fredericksburg, VA, Ryan Harkness of Wheeling, Greg (Jodi) Harkness of Bridgeport, OH, Lee Ann (Mark) Miller of Shadyside, OH, Jessica (Arin) Cart of Mathews, NC, Lauren (Mark) Wadusky of Westville, NJ and Alexander Beckwith of Wheeling and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.