Eleanor Frances Carney Gruber, 96, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, OH.
She was born October 30, 1918 in Wheeling, daughter of the late Frank J. and Elizabeth LaVelle Carney.
Eleanor was co-owner of Gruber Photography with her late husband, was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph Auxiliary and was co-founder of the first baptism committee at St. Michael’s, and was a very proud 27 year breast cancer survivor.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Gruber, Sr., in 1983, a daughter Cynthia Louise Gruber in 1994, a sister, Betty Carney and a cousin Helen Altmeyer.
Surviving are 6 children; Charles “Chuck” Gruber, Jr., and his wife Pat of Bridgeport, WV, Joseph Gruber of Wheeling, Robert Gruber and his wife Peggy of Martins Ferry, OH, Mary Patricia Gruber of Powell, OH, Judy Lee Lewis and her husband Randy of Lewis Center, OH, Jane Ann Kilpatrick of Lewis Center, OH, 10 grandchildren; Kirk Gruber and his fiance, Angela Muzic, Laura Battisti and her husband Greg, Catherine Gruber, Charles “Chad” F. Gruber III, Michael Patrick Gruber and his fiance, Julie Closson, Paul Randall Lewis, Scott Charles Lewis, Jessica Louise Kilpatrick, Jacob Frederick Kilpatrick, Julie Frances Kilpatrick, and 2 great grandchildren; Leo and Luca Battisti.
Friends will be received on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV 26003, where a vigil service will be conducted at 4:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Michael Catholic Church with Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or to the Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph, Pogue Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com