Margaret E. Dakan

April 30, 1930 - May 26, 2018

04/30/1930 - 05/26/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday May 30, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday May 30, 2018
6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday May 31, 2018
Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum
Moundsville, WV 26041
Directions
Visitation
Thursday May 31, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Service
Thursday May 31, 2018
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Dakan, Margaret E., 88, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1930, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Washington J. Moore Sr. and Anna Howell Moore. She was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Moundsville. She was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School. She was formerly employed at Youngers Dry Cleaning, Neubauers Florist, WMOD Radio and WEIF radio for 10 years. She also worked at the WV Penitentiary between 1968 until 1988. While working there she held several different positions including the Warden’s secretary and the first female corrections officer in the facility.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. “Gene” Dakan, her foster parents, Clarence and Sarah Rader, one brother, Washington J. Moore Jr., and one sister, Mary Jane Schmidtz.

She is survived by three children, Roseanna Jane (Larry) Keller of Moundsville, Robert G. “R.G.” (Laurel) Dakan of Morgantown, W.Va., and Bruce E. (Barbara) Dakan Sr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jackie) Berisford of Moundsville, Joshua (Keri) Berisford of Moundsville, Bruce (Genova) Dakan Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., Andrew Dakan of Pittsburgh, Heather (Ian) Blake of Pittsburgh, Erica (John) Fot of Tumwater, Wash., Janeen (Geoff) Butler of Phoenix, Ariz.; one step grandson, Shane (Andrea) Keller; ten great grandchildren, Victoria Berisford of Moundsville, Tristan Berisford of Moundsville, Baylie Berisford of Moundsville, Owen Berisford of Moundsville, Jasper Fot of Tumwater, Paige Butler of Phoenix, Riley Butler of Phoenix, Patrick Butler of Phoenix, Ahava Dakan of Kansas City, and Tallulah Maeve Dakan of Kansas City who is due in July; two step great grandchildren, Jazmine and Hunter Keller; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret and her husband were avid WVU football and basketball fans. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling and traveled to all 50 states and several countries in Europe and Central America.

Her greatest love was her family. Her happiest moments were the times she spent with her family during holidays, celebrations, sporting events, and family picnics.

She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville with Rev. Dennis Mehaffie officiating. Entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Nicole Chevalier
4 years ago

Thanks for being a friend Margaret. I will deeply miss you!

Lance Miller
4 years ago

Heartfelt sympathy to them he whole Dakan family even though I only met your mom at your fathers funeral felt as if I knew her. Your dad was my milk man for Garvins Dairy and he never stopped telling me stories of his kids the Mountaineers , Monarchs and his beloved Margaret not to mention thePirates He would slip me a few “damaged” gals of milk that he could not sell. We always had a running bet 1.00 a game between the bucs and the reds. But this is about your mom. No one can replace them but we are all blessed for having such great parents. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Lance at Neelys

Patsy Jo Gorby Raju
4 years ago

The video is a very special tribute. Brought back many fond memories. Again, so sorry for you loss.

Christine Barron
4 years ago

Barb and Bruce so sorry for your loss. Prayers are extended to the whole family. I know that she will be missed as iyou did such fun things as a family.

Chris Wyatt
4 years ago

I just watched the tribute video. Bring back lots of good memories of your mom and dad and the family. You are all in my prayers. God bless you

Paul Garvin
4 years ago

So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. I knew her well from having worked with her at WVP, and from her husband Gene who I knew since childhood. I often saw them at WVU sporting events, and in particular remember sitting right beside them at a game vs. Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She was such a nice lady. Sincere condolences to her family.