Doris M. Hester

December 2, 1930 - February 25, 2021

12/02/1930 - 02/25/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday March 07, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Service
Sunday March 07, 2021
4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

Doris Mae (Zink) Hester age 90 of Wheeling, WV passed away February 25, 2021 at Wheeling Hospital.
She is preceded in death by sister-in-law Ruth Phillips of St. Cloud, FL; great-grandcat Leroy, Babe and other pets.
She was born December 2, 1930 at home in Hannibal, OH to the late Ida (Weiss) and Fred Wilfred Zink. Growing up in Clarington, she was a graduate of Clarington High School (currently River High School), where she was involved with extracurricular activities like cheerleading and played basketball on one of the first girl teams in the state of OH. Later, she went on to attend business school at Mountain State College, (Parkersburg branch). She took great pride in all she did, loving companions to many cats, selling Avon and hosting jewelry parties, and was an attending member being a Sunday school and kindergarten teacher at Thompson United Methodist Church.
Not only did Doris fall in love with Wheeling Island, she also found another love, her late husband, Wallace “Wally” Hester. Among her many accomplishments, being a homemaker and supporting her family was her proudest joy. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, attending to Remi’s sporting events during middle school and all through his college years. Doris was an adamant fan of Marshall and WVU College and professional basketball and football, WWE. All of which was shared with Remi as they watched such events together.
All who knew Doris is certain that with her feisty, fun-loving, and hilarious personality that she’s creating smiles and laughter in heaven. Doris touched every heart she met, and is now content by being reunited with her beloved husband and cherished cats Leroy and Babe.
Doris is survived by her only child, daughter, Susan Ann Markos; grandson Remington “Remi” Markos, both of Wheeling, WV; brother Harold “Pete” Phillips, of St. Cloud, FL; and the Zink family.
Friends will be received Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2-4pm with a service beginning at 4pm, Fr. Joseph Wiley and Pastor Al (Margaret) Hoder officiating, Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Extended family and friends are invited to attend this service virtually on Tribucast at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/1206996   A Luncheon will be held 6pm, Generations Restaurant, 338 National Rd. Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Daniel Devaul
1 year ago

Although I didn’t get to meet her, I’ve heard many stories about how wonderful she is. What a great family that I have become friends with.

Deborah Abbott
1 year ago

It’s very sad that she is gone but I am very happy that she lived such a long and fulfilling life. She was always kind to me, sweet, generous and she would light up the room with her smile and good energy. I have many fond memories of Walbash Street and our family visits. It was always exciting to come visit, I miss Uncle Wally too. I know they are both up there laughing and hugging each other with pure bliss. I loved the photos of all of you. God bless and keep you, until we meet again, Aunt Doris! Much love! My condolences, Sussie and Rem and prayers of strength to carry you through this time of lose. Love you guys.

Kevin Ayoola
1 year ago

Miss Doris meant a lot to her family and although it is sad to see her go, her memory will always be with them. Prayers for the family.

Paul
1 year ago

Sending love and prayers. She will be missed.

Jenny Santilli
1 year ago

I remember Doris being a devoted mother to Sue, but Rem was the light of her life. I know she’s happy reuniting with her husband.

Barb Sarrote
1 year ago

I have known Doris for over 40 years, and I have great memories of all the fun things that we did. There were four of us: me, Doris, Martha and Edna and we had a ball hanging out together and going places together. It is sad, because everyone has passed except for me. I know they are all waiting for me, and have a place for me at the table. When my time comes, I am looking forward to being with them again and having more laughter and more fun. I loved them all more than words can say. Love, Barb.

Patricia Phillips Robinson
1 year ago

Always enjoyed our visits to Aunt Doris And Uncle Walley on Wheeling Island. Our parents would play cards for hours while we played. Our prayers are with you Suzie.

Blake and Ricki Williams
1 year ago

Sue and Remi, I remember the laughs, fun, and festivities with Doris. She was always up for a cup of coffee and celebrating the joys of life. Let’s always cherish those moments. Sending our love during these trying times. With grace and peace, love always! -Blake and Ricki

Kerry Hester
1 year ago

Your pink macaroni salad and bucket of chicken were always expected at any family gathering. I hold many memories and good times near and dear to my heart. Your hair was always pristine and we all loved how you wrapped it in toilet paper to preserve your roll and set. You always provided much needed comic relief and were an asset to the Hester family. You were loved and will be missed.

Shelly Cunningham Schafer
1 year ago

New Doris for many year, she was
strong willed, a fighter & took no shit from anyone & that included family. I’m glad she’s up there on my side, Doris thanks for the memories, it truly has been a privilege knowing you. ❤