Ralph Wesley Conner, Jr.

October 2, 1935 - February 21, 2021

10/02/1935 - 02/21/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday February 24, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday February 25, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Thursday February 25, 2021
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Ralph Wesley Conner, Jr., 85, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

Ralph was born October 2, 1935, in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Ralph W. Conner, Sr. and Hilda (Bowman) Conner. He was a retired chemical supervisor for L.C.P. Chemical; an avid golfer and member of the Moundsville Country Club; and a U.S. Navy veteran. He also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his three grandkids.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Regina M. Conner.

He is survived by his fiance’ and devoted partner, Jacqueline Olson; two children, Ralph “Rusty” (Lou Ann) Conner, III of Belmont, OH and Cheryl (Brian) Jones of Morgantown, WV; two sisters, JoAnn (Francis) Szafran and Nancy (Floyd) Venskoske, both of Moundsville; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Michael and Jessica Jones; numerous fur babies; and several extended family members and friends.

Friends will be received from 3-7 pm, Wednesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, February 25, 2021, with Life Celebrant Sarah Barickman officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.

Please note that social distancing will be in place during the visitation and service. All attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Memorial contributions may be made to WVU Medicine Children’s, Attn: Development Office, P.O. Box 8200 (VV #350) Morgantown, WV 26506, or online at www.TMCfunding.com.

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

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BARBARA SLOAN
7 months ago

YOU WERE THE BEST CHEMICAL OPERATOR IN ALL OF ALLIED / OLIN CHEMICAL’S HISTORY. EXTREMELY RESPECTED AND SOMETIMES RESENTED BY OTHERS. I CAME TO BUILDING 53 AS A YOUNG, UNTRAINED OPERATOR AT A TIME WHEN WOMEN WERE NOT EXPECTED TO BE IN THESE POSITIONS (AND I WAS THE FIRST). HOW YOU RECEIVED ME WAS HOW MY FELLOW CHEMICAL WORKERS WOULD TAKE THEIR CUES. I HAVE BEEN GRATEFUL FOR THE TRAINING AND ACCEPTANCE YOU GAVE ME EVER SINCE. THERE ARE SO MANY THOUGHTS OF YOU SO VERY OFTEN AS I HAVE BEEN BEGINNING A NEW PHASE OF MY LIFE- . SO SORRY TO SEE YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH, BUT YOU MADE YOUR UNFORGETTABLE MARK ON SO MANY OF US THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE LESONS. RIDING THAT JET STREAM.

Deby
1 year ago

I’m heart broken for you Aunt Jackie, and Ralph’s family. What a sweetheart he was. ❤

Roger and Crystal Holdinsky
1 year ago

Rusty and Cheryl,we were so sorry to hear about Ralph. We have a lot of good memories on our trips to Myrtle Beach. Wish we could have visited with you but with the COVID we have been staying home as much as possible. God bless.

Cathy Reck
1 year ago

Cheryl and Rusty…
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have such good memories of our wonderful neighbors on Ninth Street. Amy, Mike, and I send our very best to you.

Terry and Joyce wolfe
1 year ago

Rusty and Lou Ann so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Sending you both hugs and love to get you through this very difficult time.

Jean Radmanovich
1 year ago

Dear Rusty,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It’s never easy losing a parent so just know that my thoughts are with you, as you and your family grieve.
Jean Radmanovich

Gary Gil
1 year ago

Jackie,
I was so sad to hear about my buddy, Ralphie. He was my dear golfing friend and I will miss him so much. Ralph took me under his wing at MCC. He wasn’t the best golfer but he was the person I most admired. I was with him this year when he got his first hole-in-one. We jumped up and hugged each other! He was the one that called me three times from Florida last year when I broke my hip. He called me January when he got the covid. He was a fighter and I knew he would get through it. I called his two weeks ago and we talked about golfing this year. He sounded so positive and well. He was like my father to me and I will never forget his kindness. Heaven is better place now that he is there.
All of my love,
Gary

Gary Gil
1 year ago

My Good Friend Ralphie

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Ralph Wesley Conner, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Ralph Wesley Conner, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †