Loretta Nesbitt

February 19, 1923 - October 18, 2021

02/19/1923 - 10/18/2021

Loretta Frances (Rush) Nesbitt, 98, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
Loretta was born February 19, 1923, in Charlestown, Indiana, a daughter of the late Albert Rush and Estel (Skimmerhorn) Yenowine. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling, and was an avid reader. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a faith filled, gentle, warm, gracious and kind woman, who loved her family beyond measure.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Paul Albert Nesbitt, in 1983; step-father, John Yenowine; brother, Bud Rush; and sisters, Helen Belcher and Hallie Shelman. She is survived by her three children, David (Kay) Nesbitt of Berkeley Springs, WV, Gregory (Bobbi) Nesbitt of Wheeling and Margaret “Peg” (James) Ritchey of Greencastle, PA; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation and services for Loretta will be private. The family asks that you be with them in your thoughts and prayers. Loretta will be interred next to her husband at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Loretta received such excellent care during her time at Good Shepherd, and her family is eternally grateful.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com (click here).
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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Julia Bachmann
2 years ago

Dear Nesbitt family, my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you. For 15 years, I had the pleasure of bringing Loretta books from the library. More so, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Loretta, one of the kindest, sweetest, gentlest ladies. She was an absolute joy and I will miss her.

John M Clemont
2 years ago

To the Nesbitt Family . my prayers are with you at this time of your loss Mrs Nesbitt was one of the sweetest lady I have ever know. I met het years ago and we became best of friends. along with her Husband Paul. She will be missed I know by the family. Just keep on keeping on

Rosemarie Wojtaszek
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Loretta’s family and friends. I am so grateful that Lori and I was able to see her in May. It was so nice that she recognized me and we had a very special conversation. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Loretta. Loretta was a very special Lady.

JoJo Heller
2 years ago

My prayers are with you in time of your loss. Loretta was such a sweet lady. I was her neighbor at garden park in warwood.

Brianna Ingram
2 years ago

Little Grandma I hope your resting peacefully now with the love of your life and in the arms of the lord. I havent seen you since I was a little girl but i know i remember the times i have seen you.. And will treasure it forever. My children will remember you as a beautiful person who loved her family and my daughter will have your name as her middle name. Rest easy little grandma we all love you.

Lori Nesbitt Evans
2 years ago

Grandma, I’m still not ok with you being gone but I know you are in a better place and you are with pap. I will miss you more than words can express but I will take what you’ve taught me, keep it close and use it and pass it on. I keep thinking about our last visit and though that first day was not what I was prepared for, that second day was amazing and you remembering mom and I made my day. I hated leaving you, as I always did. Grandma, you are everything to me and you will always be in my head and heart. Rest easy and I love you forever.

Peggy Nesbitt Lobdell
2 years ago

Oh grandma! You were my best friend and kindred spirit from the day of my birth. ALWAYS there for us growing up, our cheerleader, our teacher, our comic relief, teacher of manners, prayers and dominos. You taught me the love of books and the spirit of determination. Never a bad time or cross word. Every memory is wonderful. You were “little grandma” to my kids and they loved you so. I’ll miss our visits, phone calls and FaceTimes. I am forever Blessed that you are my grandma. Tell pappap hi and I’ll see you soon.