Mary, “Maxine,” Gatewood, 86 of Moundsville, WV, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital. She was born on August 30, 1930 in Cameron, WV, daughter of the late John Peter and Mary Virginia Blake Mathias.
Maxine was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church and retired from Ames Department Store. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her loving dog, Chelsea.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Edward Mathias and Donnie Mathias, and three sisters, Nellie Cooper, Stella Schwing and Betty Zona.
Maxine is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Kenneth Page Gatewood; her three children, Vicki Perry of South Elgin, IL, Pam (Don) Colvin and Terri (Denny) Ward both of Moundsville, WV; seven grandchildren, Brian (Terra) Crow, Chad (Leanne) Crow, Josh (April) Colvin, Brandon (Mika) Ward, Stephanie (Corey) Ebbert, Christopher Perry and Amanda Perry; twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, Herb (Julianne) Mathias of Meritt Island, FL and a sister, Bonnie (Ron) Garten of Moundsville, WV.
Friends will be received on Monday, October 3rd, 2016, from 3-8 pm in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant St., Moundsville. Where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 10:30 am, with Pastor Ralph Green III officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery
On line condolences may be made through www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.