Jewell Marie “Pat” O’Neal Groome

December 12, 1923 - June 15, 2015

12/12/1923 - 06/15/2015

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Friday June 19, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jewell Marie “Pat” O’Neal Groome, 91, of Wheeling, died Monday, June 15, 2015.
She was born December 24, 1923, in Rayville, LA, a daughter of the late Wilmer and Lena Salar O’Neal.

Pat was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, homemaker, baker, longtime bridge player and member of Newcomers of Wheeling, and a proud member of St. Michael Catholic Church; indeed, a proud “Southern” lady!

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, John “Jack” Groome in 2013, 2 sisters; Thelma Savage and Laverne Parham, 2 brothers; W. J. O’Neal and Thomas “Snooks” O’Neal; daughter in law, Pamela and grandson, Evan Groome.

Pat is survived by her loving sister, Angenell Patsy O’Neal, her four sons; Philip, Christopher, Kenneth and Stephen, 11 grandchildren; Michele, Jennifer, Chad, Jack, Ashley, Katie, Storm, Michael, Courtney, Hannah and Joseph; 7 great grandchildren, daughters in law; Stephanie, Janet, Pam, Donna and special friend, Darlene, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and bridge partners.

Also, special thanks to all the great caregivers, including Valley Hospice.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, from 3-7pm on Friday, June 19, 2015, for a memorial gathering and service.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or to Catholic Charities, P.O.Box 6176, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Marianne Duffy
8 years ago

“So glad to have been one of those “”bridge playing”” friends. A Truely classy lady and she will be missed.
Marianne Duffy”

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
8 years ago

Steve and Family,

So sorry to hear about your mother.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

Dennis Albaugh
8 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Groome. Denny Albaugh

Malcom Nooning
8 years ago

My aunt Pat was truly wonderful. I can remember her as far back as the goings on at our grandmother’s house on Hampton Avenue in Wilkinsburgh, in the 1950s. Our house was a block away on Whitney Avenue. As always, I will remember her from time to time and smile.
– Mal