GOULDSBERRY, Gertrude Ruth Ann, 79, of Middle Grave Creek Road., Moundsville, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 28, 1934 in Captina, WV, the daughter of the late Lloyd B. Meeker Sr. and Clara Belle Roberts Meeker.
She was a retired secretary from the WV Penitentiary, having worked for 28 years; a member of the Middle Grave Creek Church of God, where she was in the church choir and played an active role and former president of the Women of the Church of God; a charter member of OPUS Music Club; a member of Moundsville 4-H Torchbearers, TOPS; and an avid bowler for 50 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Lloyd B. "Junior" Meeker; two sisters, Deloris Meeker and Helen Elza; and a grandson, Zachariah Daugherty.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Harley Gouldsberry; three children, Doug (Tammy) Gouldsberry of Moundsville, Susie (Scott) Kelch, Jenna (Chris) Daugherty, all of Wheeling; a brother, Dave (Darlene) Meeker of Moundsville; seven grandchildren, Kristina Gouldsberry, Douglas Gouldsberry II, both of Moundsville, Becca Kelch, Hunter Kelch, Josie Daugherty, Natalie Daugherty, and Danielle Daugherty, all of Wheeling; numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Her kindness and acts of giving will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Family will receive friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor David Sessums officiating.
Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middle Grave Creek Church of God, 3185 Middle Grave Creek Road., Moundsville, WV 26041.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.