Elsie Louise Huggins, 92, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 26, 2021 at her son’s home.
She was born September 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Frederick and Elsie (Laippel) Graeb. Elsie was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Moundsville and a past member of the Wheeling and Moundsville Women’s Leagues. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her monthly bridge club for many years. After graduating from Bridgeport High School, Elsie attended and graduated from OVMC School of Nursing as a registered nurse.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Jack S. Huggins, Sr.; one daughter, Christine Huggins Lovelace and her brother, Frederick Graeb.
Elsie is survived by her son, Jack (Terry) Huggins Jr. of Proctor, WV; her daughter, Sue Ann (Pat) Ballard of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren, David (Mary) Lovelace of KY, Emily Hamilton of TX, Katelyn (Anthony) Rans of TX, Lauren (Matt) Deel of Moundsville, Blake Huggins of Moundsville and Kelsey Huggins of Moundsville; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., where funeral services will take place Friday, April 30 at 10 am. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church of Moundsville by clicking here or to Amedisys Hospice by clicking here.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will miss seeing Elsie sitting in the garage and waving as I walked by. Even though I did not know her for very long, when I talked to her she seemed to have a spark and sense of humor that shined through. Cherish the memories.
Elsie & her family were part of my childhood not only as church family but also as friends. My parents, Jack & Darlene Skaggs remained friends with her & Jack. Before my moms passing in 2018 she played cards as a substitute in Elsie’s bridge club & they went to church together. Our thoughts & prayers reach out to your family.