December 9, 1961 - March 7, 2003

12/09/1961 - 03/07/2003

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Tuesday March 18, 2003
5:00 pm
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

HESS-GEBHARD, Elizabeth, of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 7, 2003, at the age of 41 years. She taught aqua aerobics at Beavercreek Y.M.C.A. She belonged to St. Brigid Catholic Church in Xenia, Ohio, the Kittyhawk Ski Club and was the area coordinator for PAX Program of Academic Exchange. She was an equestrian and an enthusiastic triathlon athlete, who carried the Olympic Torch. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann B. Hess. She is survived by her husband, Lt. Colonel Mark J. Gebhard of Beavercreek; her father, William N. Hogan of Wheeling; stepmother, Susan C. Hogan of Wheeling; three sisters, Margaret Hogan of Wheeling, Christina Hess of Wheeling and Belize, CA and Brady Hogan of Nepal; two brothers, William Neil Hogan of Morgantown, WV and Andrew Hogan of Wheeling; uncles, A.C. Hess, L. Woodward Franzheim and Jim Hogan, all of Wheeling; two aunts, Elizabeth H. Franzheim and Kathleen H. Schenk, all of Wheeling; and a family friend John Carenbauer of Wheeling. A Memorial Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Father Pat Condron as celebrant. Liza was an incredible inspiration to all who touched her and she was inspired by all the prayers prayed worldwide. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Youth Center or the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.

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Loran Jaskierny Pellegrino
8 years ago

Based on our faith I believe Liza is in a place with no illness or suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

Sister Mary Alicia
8 years ago

Death is not extinguishing

the Light:

It is putting out the

the Lamp

Because the Dawn has come

My deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow,

Sister Mary Alicia

Mount de Chantal

8 years ago

I was so saddened to hear of Liza’s passing. When my husband and I relocated from Florida to London,Ohio last year I found out we were only about 30 minutes from Liza. I wrote her a letter and asked if she wanted to get together for dinner sometime. She left a message on my answering machine, but no number. I tried information but she was not listed. I kept saying, I have to try to get in touch with Liza again, but I never took the time and I will always regret this. I went to highschool with Liza at the Mount and went out together with her frequently in our highschool days. She had a wonderful spirit and enthusiasm that touched me and though we lost touch over the years I will miss her and feel there is a empty spot in the world without her. She has been in my thoughts and prayers since learning she was ill, my prayers go out to her husband and family for their deep loss.

Good bye, Liza, you will be missed.

Laura Grubler Frank

Marge Sims
8 years ago

Liza has been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of her illness. I wish to send my condolences to the family members and pray that God will comfort you and help you to understand why she needed to go “home” right now. I hope she and Mary Ann are having a nice reunion. Liza was a former student of mine at Wheeling Country Day School and a friend of our daughter, Martha.

Very sincerely,

Marge Sims

Rosemary Front
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.



Darlene Ice
8 years ago

No one knows the sorrow that another has to bear. But we can express our sympathy and show how much they care… So i’m sending this to tell you that my thoughts are with you now, and I hope just knowing that I care will comfort you somehow.

With Deepest sympathy

Love Mom