Mary Lou Mahoney Birch, 85, of Valley Grove, WV, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at her son’s home in Moundsville, WV surrounded by her family.

She was born August 31, 1935, in Valley Grove, WV, previously West Alexander, PA and was the daughter of the late Everett Edward and Lydia Marie King Mahoney.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray William Birch in 1977; and a brother, Everett L. Mahoney.

Mary worked for Penn West Virginia Supply Company in the front office, at the IGA and then went on to retire from the H.R. Department at the Corporate Office of Riesbeck’s in St. Clairsville, OH. She was a member of Dallas Pike Baptist Church.

She enjoyed Nascar, the Pittsburgh Steelers & traveling to the mountains. Mary had a big heart and always put her family & friends ahead of herself. She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren & her great-great-grand- daughter.

Mary is survived by her 3 children, Everett “Bud” E. (Brenda) Beisner, Lisa Kavanas & Brian R. (Bridgette) Birch; a sister, Valorie “Chickie” (Roger) Dillie; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces & nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311) where services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11 AM with Rev. Debra Dague officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42217, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com