Barbara A. Ray

October 13, 1937 - February 19, 2008

10/13/1937 - 02/19/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday February 21, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday February 22, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Friday February 22, 2008
11:00 am
St. James Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Ray, Barbara A. Jablinske, 70, of McMechen, WV, died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.
She was born October 13, 1937 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late, Walter A. and Ann C. Smurek Jablinske. Barbara was a retired employee of Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV ; a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, and the Rosary Altar Society.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Ray; an infant son, Brent Ray; and a brother, Father Raymond Jablinske.
Surviving are a son, Greg Ray of McMechen; two daughters, Michelle Durdines and her husband, John, of Wheeling, and Mary Beth Ray of McMechen; two brothers, Tom Jablinske of Bellaire, OH, and Robert Jablinske of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren, Anastasia and Ashley Durdines.
Friends received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, where a vigil service will be held at 2:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday, February 22, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen with Rev. Joseph J. Hayden, S.J. as celebrant.
Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Donahue High School, 325 Logan St., McMechen, WV 26040 or St. James Catholic Church, 328 Logan St., McMechen, WV 26040.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Debbie Mahoney Campbell
7 years ago

Barbara was my Mother’s room mate at the nursing home. She was always smiling and in good spirits. She looked out for my mom. My husband would bring her in “treats” she always enjoyed that. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing she is in heaven with her Brother Raymond and family!!

Marjorie John
7 years ago

Barbara was one of the first people I really got to know when I moved to Wheeling from Connecticut. She and I worked at the Toy Plant a long time ago. She was the nicest and dearest person and it was my pleasure to have known her. The family has my deepest sympathy for their loss!

Lori & Tom Whitwam
7 years ago

Dear Mary Beth and Family,

We were very saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts, and we send sincere wishes for strength and peace to help you through this difficult time.

Tim Stamp
7 years ago

Dear Mary Beth,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful women who I will never forget. She always brought a huge smile to my face. Her presence was one of a kind. My deepest sympathy to you and all the family.

Marc Sneddon
7 years ago

Even though I only met you once at the football game, you really made an impression on me. May God lay your soul to rest and welcome you to his kingdom with open arms. Miss Ray I send you my condolences and hope that God comforts you. Ashley and Anna I hope that God helps you both get through this hard time. You are all in my prayers!!!

May God Bless You All

Carolyn Lewis
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. I have known her since St. James Grade School, having gone to school with her brother, Father Ray. She was a beautiful person! You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Sara Jo Anderson
7 years ago

I knew Barb when she worked at RMH. She was a beautiful lady. You have my deeprst sympathy.

Lucinda Curitti
7 years ago

I remember Barbara from Reynolds Memorial hospital. I also went to school with Father Ray, her brother. Barbara was always a beautiful person. I wish the family comfort in that she is with the angels and will look out for them from a better place. Condolonces to all the family, especially the children.

Judith Lemery Sanders
7 years ago

My deepest condolences for the loss of Barbara. May she rest in Peace with the Lord.

Judy Lemery Sanders – SJA Class of ’55

Caroline Popicg
7 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I have some great memories of her from when she worked at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Your family has my deepest sympathy.

CHRIS & SHERRI KESSLER
7 years ago

WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER BARB. THE FAMILY HAS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY