Anna “Dessie” Skrtich

February 10, 1923 - September 19, 2016

02/10/1923 - 09/19/2016

Past Services

Monday September 26, 2016
Holly Memorial Gardens
Rt. 250
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions
Monday September 26, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Monday September 26, 2016
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Anna O. “Dessie” Skrtich, 93, of Glen Dale, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at home surrounded by family.

She was born February 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Rys) Kuntz. Dessie was a member of Moundsville Baptist Church and faithfully attended Baptist Sunday School for more than 50 years, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, a member of Glen Dale Heights Hobby Toppers and a member of Senior Citizens of Marshall County. She loved reading, traveling, gardening, quilting and crocheting, and above all, spending time with family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Paul Skrtich (1995); and one son-in-law, Leland Stewart.

Dessie is survived by her five children, Sandra Skrtich (Max) Thomsen of Myrtle Beach, SC, Carolyn Skrtich Stewart of Buena Vista, VA, Linda Skrtich (Richard) Goese of Duluth, MN, Betty Skrtich (Michael) McCulley of Cameron, WV, and John P. Skrtich Jr. of Conway, SC; three sisters, Edna Gabriel of Bradenton, FL, Delores Barr of Chicago, IL, and Rosalie Barkewiz of Chicago, IL; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and many great neighbors.

The family would like to thank the staff of Valley Hospice, and caregivers, Sandy and Peggy for all their compassion.

Family and friends will be received Monday, September 26, 2016 from 12 pm until time of service at 2 pm, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment will take place at Holly Memorial Gardens, Belmont County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Dr., Moundsville, WV 26041 or by clicking here,

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Patty Wylie
7 years ago

Dear Betty and family,
Just learned of the passing of your dear mother. She was a wonderfully kind, goodhearted woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven is the better for her presence. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. ” Patty Wylie

Debbie Lipinsk Glover
7 years ago

Dear Betty,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. It has been a long time since we have seen each other and communicated. I saw the obituary posted on Facebook. Take care and I am praying for your peace and comfort.

David and Marggie (McCulley) Sweetman
7 years ago

Betty, Mike, Ann, Adam, Doug, Holly, Josie, Millie and all,
Sending our caring across the miles. I just loved your mom. She was always so cheerful and fun to talk to. Nothing prepares us for the passing of our moms. I know she will continue to be with you all the time – in her spirit, in her many ways that she loved you all, and in countless ways that will remind you of her every day. Know we are with you in thoughts and prayers across the miles. We love you all!

Gary Church
7 years ago

I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Dessie. I tstarted at Ireland Mine , River Portal in Apr. ’68 and that is how I got to know her and “Pop.” We moved to McElroy mine in Nov. ’69 and Pop ended up there. She and I had the same beautician and Dessie was as sharp as a tack. She never ever forgot my name. I am sending prayers and condolences to all of the family members. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and her community. No more suffering or pain as she now sits by God at his side. R.I.P Dessie…