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Mary Lou Bilich

December 8, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

BILICH, Mary Lou, 82, of McMechen, WV, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon, PA.

She was born February 25, 1931 in McMechen, daughter of the late Earl "Mickey" and Mary Alma Lowe Phipps.

Mary Lou was a homemaker, a graduate of Union High School, and a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph "Rudy" Bilich in 2012; and a brother, William "Bill" Phipps.

Surviving is her son, Rudy Bilich, Jr., and his wife Pam, of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister, Rose Marie Barker, of McMechen; a sister-in-law, Karen Phipps of McMechen; two grandchildren, Lisa and Nick Bilich, both of Pittsburgh; three nephews; Brent Bilich, Rick Barker and Sam (Ali) Phipps; a niece, Traci (Joe) Polus; two great-nephews, Daniel Barker and Zach Phipps; and four great-nieces; Bethani (Zach) Vilkoski, Misty (Chance) Kildow, Lexi Tweedlie and Courtney Phipps.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 2-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 11 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Bekah Utietiang as celebrant.

Burial will follow in McMechen Cemetery. A vigil service will be conducted on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 328 Logan St., McMechen WV.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at

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