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>
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