Emmerth, Mary “Madge”, 84, of Wheeling, W.Va. died Monday, September 26, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1932, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Frank and Madge “Granny Gert” (Heiner) McCarthy. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling, the Soroptimist of Wheeling, and the “Thursday Girls”. She was a R.N. at Wheeling Hospital and the Visiting Nurses Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Emmerth Jr., one daughter, Sharon Emmerth, and one sister, Fannie Jo Gray.
Madge is survived by eight children, Paula (James) McClure, Gigi (William) Hunter, Greta (James) Swann, Timothy “Baldy” Emmerth, Richard (Karen) Emmerth, Gregory “Hooker” (Cori) Emmerth, Toshia (Michael) Joseph, and Larissa “Rissy” (Craig) Felton; one brother, Thomas (Pat) McCarthy; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6-8 pm and on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 2-8 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, October 1, 2016 at 10 am at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling with Msgr. Joseph L. Peterson and Rev. Douglas Ondeck as concelebrants. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 1221 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or through www.tmcfunding.com (Click Here)
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome.com