Alberta Ann (Gregorcic) Edwards, 97, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at her home.
Alberta was born June 6, 1919, in Bridgeport, Ohio, a daughter of the late Michael and Rosalia (Zeleznikar) Gregorcic. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling and the KSKJ-American Slovenian Catholic Union, St. Jerome Lodge, Strabane, Pa. She also enjoyed playing bingo and attending rosary and prayer services with friends at Petroplus Towers.
In addition to her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Edwards, in 2003; a daughter, Jeanette Bedillion; and three sisters, Ann Leonard, Mary Shercell and Pauline Gregorcic.
Alberta is survived by her son, William Edwards and his wife, Anne of Wrightstown, N.J.; two daughters, Mary Thomas and her husband, Joe of Wheeling and Janet Lofton and her husband, Art of Columbus, Ohio; a son-in-law, Jay Bedillion of Burgettstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jay Thomas and his wife, Cherie of Charlottesville, Va., Jeff Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, Michael Edwards of Wrightstown, N.J., Scott Edwards and his fiancée, Carol Angell of Wrightstown, N.J., Jason Bedillion and his fiancée, Allison Evans of Washington, Pa., Justin Bedillion and his wife, Heather of Buford, Ga. and Jared Bedillion and his wife, Kari of Zelienople, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashton, Brianna, Cameron, Ryan, James, Brayden and Cassadee.
Friends will be received from 2-6 pm, Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 5 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, September 12, 2016, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Peterson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Peninsula Cemetery, Wheeling.