Ireta Hawley Johnson Tebay, of Wheeling, passed away on August 21, 2017. She was 108 years old.
She was born in Morgantown, WV, on May 2, 1909, the daughter of Arthur and Ella May Trembly Hawley.
She graduated from Morgantown High School in 1927 and West Virginia University in 1931. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at WVU and the Daily Athanaeum newspaper staff. She taught for 22 years in Wheeling at Greggsville, Bridge Street, and Webster Schools before her retirement in 1974.
She was active in the Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae of Wheeling, Ohio County Retired Teachers, West Virginia Education Association, Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Vance Presbyterian Women’s Association, and Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her sons, William A. Johnson of Wheeling and Samuel K. Johnson and his wife Carolyn, of Boulder, CO; three grandchildren, Marcey Cote and her husband Gerard, Derek Kiernan-Johnson and his wife Eileen, and Valerie McVeigh and her husband Ian, all of Boulder, CO; seven great-grandchildren, Anders, Marcus, Ronan, Whitney, Kelsey, Gavin, and Colin, all of Boulder, CO; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom H. Johnson, her second husband, Howard A. Tebay, her brother, Charles W. Hawley, and her sister, Eva Claire Lewis.
Friends will be received from 1:00pm until time of services at 3:00pm on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with Pastor John Oerter officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, @ www.alphadeltapi.org/foundation or Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, 905 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com