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Frances Battista

November 27, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

BATTISTA, Frances Rejonis, 96, of Benwood, WV, died Monday, November 25, 2013 in Shadyside Care Center.

She was born September 22, 1917 in Morgan, PA, a daughter of the late George and Frances Rejonis.

She was member of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, Italian Mothers Club and the Benwood American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post #46.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Mario "Mark" Battista; one sister, Anna Steele.

Surviving are her two sons, Richard "Dick" Battista (Rose) of Benwood, Michael Battista (Jeanette) of Ortonville, MI; three grandchildren, Denise Battista of Imperial, PA, Michael Battista of Wheeling, WV, Amanda Wallace (Josh) of Tucker, GA; loving and caring nieces, Shirley Esposito, Nancy Tedeschi and Sarah Horne; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Ave., McMechen, WV.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John Catholic Church, Benwood.

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