James F. Ebbert, Sr.

April 1, 1930 - August 27, 2016

04/01/1930 - 08/27/2016

Past Services

Friday September 02, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Saturday September 03, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Saturday September 03, 2016
9:30 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Ebbert, James F. Sr. “Jim”, 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, August 27, 2016, peacefully while surrounded by family in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born April 1, 1930, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, a son of the late Charles W. and Mary (Griffith) Ebbert. Jim was a parishioner at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Wheeling, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12195. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime Wheeling area realtor and an avid gardener. He cherished time with his extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Bauer “Ginny” Ebbert, three brothers, Charles “Bud” Ebbert, John R. “Ray” Ebbert, and Jerome Ebbert, and one sister, Teresa Ebbert.

He is survived by three children, Virginia Ebbert of Silver Spring, Md., Bridget (Dan Jordan) Ebbert of Dayton, Ohio, and James (Mary Susan) Ebbert of Morgantown, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Ethan and Rowan Ebbert and Claire Jordan; two sisters, Alice Ebbert of St. Clairsville, and Mary Jane ‘Janie’ (Philips) Weidman of Park Forest, Ill.; two brothers, Thomas (Dorothy) Ebbert of Allison Park, Pa., and Ben (Marcie) Ebbert of Belmont, Ohio; two sisters-in-law Marilyn Ebbert of Crystal River, Fla., and Dorothy Ebbert of St. Clairsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 640 Old Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, with Rev. Gary Naegele and Rev. Douglas Ondeck as celebrants. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio, 45420 or Catholic Charities of WV, 2000 Main St., Wheeling, W.Va., 26003 or by visiting www.tmcfunding.com (Click Here) <http://www.tmcfunding.com>

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com <https://altmeyerfuneralhomes.com>

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Mike Weidman
6 years ago

Bridget, Dan, Virginia, James and Susan,
Uncle Jim was my Godfather and I always enjoyed talking with him when we visited the farm. I remember going to Uncle Jim and Aunt Ginny’s wedding and how happy they both were. Me and your other older cousins thought we were “big stuff” for getting to go. When it was our turn to get married it meant a lot to Cheryl and I that your Dad made the trip to the St. Louis area to celebrate with us. We really enjoyed “catching up” with some of you a couple summers ago in St. Clairsville and wanted to let you know we are thinking about you. Take care.

Brian Kloss and Family
6 years ago

James, Bridget and Virginia– Our deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to you and your families. Your father’s love of family, strength of character, and kindheartedness were seen and felt by those around him. As you keep his memory in your hearts, know that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and comfort you during this time.

Peggy McClure
6 years ago

I worked with Jim at Dean Realty. He was such a kind man and always a gentleman who was willing to help whenever it was needed. Jim was so proud of his family and always spoke so lovingly of all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Crystal Sullivan
6 years ago

My continued prayers for you all as you gather to celebrate yoru dad’s life and send him forth into God’s glory. I am sorry I cannot be with you on Saturday, but know that I continue to hold you in prayer.

Fr. Jim Fitz, S.M.
6 years ago

Bridget and family–be assured of the prayers of the Marianist religious community on Stonemill/Kiefaber in Dayton, Ohio this weekend. I am sorry that I will not be able to be with you in West Virgina. May God grant your dad the fullness of life in God’s kingdom. Peace and prayers!! Fr. Jim

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James F. Ebbert, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, James F. Ebbert, Sr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Trecia Kimes-Brown
6 years ago

Your dad was always a good sport about our every whim while we were in college. I’ll never forget him allowing Bridget to drag just about every utensil & kitchen item out of his house so I could make my new boyfriend (now husband of 22 years) lasagna. Mr. Ebbert was so kind to me & his family was like a home away from home. I know you all will miss him. Peace be with him & all of you. Love, Trecia Kimes-Brown

Sr. Laura Leming, FMI
6 years ago

Glad that I had the chance to be with your dad several times over his last years! May the memory of his quiet strength and his life and love be a great comfort. Many prayers surrounding you all this weekend!