Mary Etta (Whipkey) Gordon

June 18, 1933 - January 2, 2023

06/18/1933 - 01/02/2023

Past Services

Friday January 06, 2023
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday January 07, 2023
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Saturday January 07, 2023
12:00 pm
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV

Mary Etta (Whipkey) Gordon, 89, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023, very peacefully at home.

Mary Etta was born June 18, 1933, in Moundsville, WV and is the daughter of the late John Whipkey and Opal (Littell) Whipkey.

Mary Etta worked for many years for Reynolds Memorial Hospital and The U.S Stamping before becoming a homemaker in her home that she was very proud of.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Gordon, daughter, Karen Clift, brothers, Lloyd Whipkey, Howard Whipkey, Robert Littell, John Lee Whipkey, and Floyd Whipkey; Sisters, Sharon Burton, and Gerry Stanley, stepsons Thomas Gordon and Donald Gordon, and niece Pamela Burton Burge.

She is survived by her daughter Judy Kay Morris; step-children, Douglas (Mary Lee) Gordon, Gordon C. (Janet) Gordon, Jerri (Rick) Mason, Barbara (John) Howell, Cathy Skrypek, and Linda Gordon Baker;
step-daughters-in-law, Janie Gordon and Carolyn Gordon; one sister, Nancy Doty; grandchildren David Lusk, Scott Lusk, and Greg (Stacey) Barnhart; great-grandchildren Darya (Gene) Henry, Tori (Matt) Schilke, Darius Lusk, and Landry Barnhart; great-great-grandchildren, Eugene Henry III, Gracelyn Henry, Harper Henry, and Paxton Henry; 22 step-grandchildren, 29 step-great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Nicole Dobkin.

Friends will be received on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 2-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. Services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11 am with Pastor Donna Burton officiating. Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery.

The family will gather for lunch and laughs after the funeral.

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Donna Hesse
8 months ago

My Heart goes out to her Family and Friends during this time of sorrow! Love, Donna (Whipkey) Hesse

Marlene Yoho
8 months ago

Love and prayers to you all

Debbie Gordon Hall
8 months ago

My sincerest condolences to the whole family.

Judy Flynn
8 months ago

So sorry for your loss. May the memories of her be the things that give you peace knowing that she’s with Charles now.
Peace and love to you all.

Kevin Freshwater
8 months ago

Sorry for your loss. She was a fine woman and family meant a lot to her. She will be missed by all who knew her but never forgotten.
Prayers for you Judy and the family.