Emma Mae Pestella, 88 of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Peterson Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.
She was born October 16, 1923 in Belmont County, Ohio a daughter of the late Albert and Laura Heskett Skaggs.
Emma was a retired waitress for the Rigas Restaurant, a member of the First United Methodist Church and DAV Auxiliary Post 117 all in Bellaire, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Pestella on April 16, 1978; one son Roger Skaggs and one brother, Hillis Skaggs.
Surviving are her children, John Mary Skaggs of Wheeling, West Virginia, Larry and Melvin Pestella both of Bellaire, Ohio, David Susan Pestella of Norfolk, Virginia, Loretta Cuen of Las Vegas, Nevada and Susan Erb of Bellaire, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Craig of Bellaire, Ohio and one brother, Harold Joann Skaggs of Byesville, Ohio. Also seven grandchildren, Derek Cuen, Sean Cuen, Geoffrey Pestella, Tara Mae Pestella, Alyssa Nicole Pestella, Stephanie Erb and Robert Cain, Jr., three great grandchildren, Hannah Cain, Abigail Cain and Kamilla Cuen and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm where services will be held on Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Donald Lawson, Jr. officiating.
Interment in the Parkview Memorial Gardens in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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