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  • Martina Charlotte Burke
    Martina Charlotte Burke, age 92, formerly of Warwood, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
    She was born Jan. 15, 1923 in Weston: a daughter of the late Martin and Johanna Pope Burke.
    Burke devoted her life to her family, church and diocese. She taught at Cathedral Catholic Grade School and Corpus Christi Catholic School for 36 years. She was the organist at Corpus Christi Catholic Church where she played for masses, weddings and funerals. She was a graduate of St. Patrick High School and won a full scholarship in music to St. Theresa of Avila College, Kansas City, Mo., where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music. She played piano for the Wheeling Symphony during the 1950's and at the Steak House Restaurant in downtown Wheeling.
    In addition to her parents, Martina was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Burke; and four sisters, Esther Jane Burke Nagem, Sister Mary Charlotte, SSJ, and Alice  Burke Kelly and Anna Burke.
    Surviving is a nephew and Godson; Peter S. (Natasha) Nagem of Cleveland, Ohio; a niece; M. Charlotte Kelly (James) Miller of Va.; great-nephew and Godson; James W. (Lynn) Miller II, of Dallas, Texas; great-nieces, Charlotte Michele (David) Miller Dempsey of Richmond, Va., P.J. (Daniel) Nagem of Raleigh, N.C., Sarah Lyndsey Nagem Quick of Raleigh, N.C.; three great-great-nieces; Ireland Miller, Bridget Dempsey and Madelyn Estep; three great-great-nephews; Lincoln and Benjamin Estep, along with several cousins.
    Friends were received on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 2-7 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street in Wheeling.
    Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
    Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
    Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com
  • Jerry Wilbert West
    Jerry Wilbert "Wib" West, age 63, of John Street in Weston, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a battle with lung cancer.
    He was born in Oneida, Tenn., on July 24, 1952: a son of the late Jerry West and Anna Mae Pennington West.
    He is survived by his wife, Rita Rose Rich West; three children, Adam West, Christopher John West and Tracy Lynn (Daniel) Mattingly, all of Wakeman, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tara West of Strongsville, Ohio, and Clayton West, Brooklynn Mattingly, Dylan Mattingly and Heaven West, all of Wakeman, Ohio; one grand-dog whom he spoiled with frequent gift boxes filled with treats and toys, Emmy Mattingly; three siblings, Nora (James) Kerns of Horner, Ruby Hall of Hope Mills, N.C., and Nancy (Bobby) Godsey of Nova, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews who have fond memories of their funny Uncle Wib.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded by one grandchild, Brittany West; and four siblings, Henry West, Carol Neely, Margie Ussery and Ethel Burch.
    He was an honored veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War and a retired molder for a steel foundry. He will be remembered as a funny storyteller who could intricately weave a tall tale that kept his family and friends entertained for hours. He enjoyed scenic drives in the country, especially when he could stop at flea markets, yard sales or auctions along the way. He was an avid reader who enjoyed historical novels and westerns and he was a skilled gardener with a special love for homegrown tomatoes.
    His request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a Celebration of Life Service at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry Wilbert West.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
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