Grace Agnes Coss Neidert
Our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Grace was 97 years old and born on September 17, 1919 in Bridgeport, Ohio. Her parents were Elwood James and Emma Laubmeister Coss and she was one of nine children. Her siblings are all deceased.
She married Clarence F. Neidert at Selfridge Army Air base in 1944 where Clarence was serving in the Army Air Corps. After the war, Grace and Clarence operated Neidert’s Grocery on Lind Street in East Wheeling. Clarence died in 1980 but she continued operating the store until 1990.
Grace and Clarence had eight children: Dennis, Ronald, Gary (Lois), Donna (Royce Beacom), Michael (Karen), Tim, Jeff (Brenda) and Luann (Richard Klettner). She had twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She was a longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul church and very active in supporting St. Vincent school when her children were students there. Grace served as president of the PTA and remained active in civic and religious organizations, even in her later life.
Our mother was a remarkable person and we were blessed by her love and devotion to her family. Her passion for living and her deep faith in God were constants throughout her life. She was kind and caring to everyone she met. If you needed someone to talk with, she would listen. If you needed advice, she would give it. She treated everyone with honesty and respect.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, July 29, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with Msgr. Eugene Ostrowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions in Grace’s name can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.TMCfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.