Frances Lillian Klee

March 31, 1924 - March 1, 2015

03/31/1924 - 03/01/2015

Frances L. Klee, 90 of Moundsville, West Virginia formerly of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born March 31, 1924 in Neffs, Ohio a daughter of the late Harold L. and Eva Fisher McMahon.

Fances was a homemaker, a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellaire, Ohio, Order of Eastern Star Captina Chapter # 489, the White Shrine of Jerusalem Bethany Shrine #4 and a graduate of Bellaire High School, Class of 1942. She was a member First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in McMechen, West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe L. “Rocky” Klee on August 21, 2011, one sister, Ruth McMahon and two brothers, Richard McMahon and Theodore Snedeker.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda and her husband, Rev. Rodney W. Hubbs of Moundsville, West Virginia
two brothers, James McMahon of Warren, Ohio and Bernard McMahon of St. Clairsville, Ohio three sisters, Esther Vannest, Charlotte Kurucz and Delora Pruitt all of St. Clairsville, Ohio and a special sister-in-law, Phoebe Dickerhoof of North Jackson, Ohio. Also two grandchildren Scott A. Laura Hubbs and Tammy M. Chris Sawyer both of Columbus, Ohio, two great grandchildren, Mason A. Sawyer and Emma F. Sawyer and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and Friday from 12 Noon until time of services at 2 pm with Reverend Rodney Hubbs officiating. Interment in the Belmont County Memorial Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Marjorie & Patrick Switz
8 years ago

A Mother holds her children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.

Linda, I know how very much you will miss your Mom. I am still very much missing my Mom. Our parents are the people who knew us the best.

Our hearts are grieving with you and your family at this time, but I smile when I think of your Mom’s beautiful smile and caring friendliness for family and neighbors. Love and hugs to you and your family from cousin Marjorie Klee Switz and family.

Michael & Deloris Cory
8 years ago

Dear Linda & Rod,

We are so deeply saddened and our hearts are broken. Frances was the most kind, gentle, caring and loving person we’ve ever known. It has been a privilege to have her as our dearest and best friend for more than 60 years. It was a true blessing to have known her, and counted her as a member of our family. She will be missed beyond words. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

With Love, Michael & Deloris Cory & Family

Becky and Bill Shallcross
8 years ago

Dear Linda, Rod & family, So sorry about your loss. Francis was the most wonderful women. She will be missed my many here on earth but we’re rejoicing in the celebration she is having in heaven. Please take care. Love Becky and Bill

Scott & Carole
8 years ago

Dearest Linda and Rodney,

Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

Our deepest sympathy.

Nancy Blake
8 years ago

Frances was one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing !! She was kind, patient, always made me laugh AND always had a smile on her face !!! I will miss her

Sonya Janovich
8 years ago

Linda & Rod

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She had such a great spirit & was always so considerate and thoughtful of everyone. I know she is at peace and with Rocky. Praying for you.

Dan and Penny Frizzi
8 years ago

Linda and Rob,

Much sympathy to you on the passing of Frances, such a wonderful woman who enriched our lives each time we chatted with her. We will miss those chats, but treasure and will remember those that we did have together. Our deepest sympathy goes out to both of you.

Dan and Penny

Donna Newhart Herzog
8 years ago

Linda and Rod and Family, I’m very sad to see your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I haven’t seen her in many years since I moved from the area. She always would talk to my daughters about a chemistry exam that I got 100 on whenever we saw her, when the girls were in school. I was always so happy to see and talk to her. We exchanged Christmas cards for years. Your parents were both wonderful people. I’m so glad we became friends at Central grade school. We went to school for a few years before I moved to Wheeling. I’m glad we kept in touch with each other for so many years then we lost touch. I always think about you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I love you all. Remember all the wonderful times you had together. Love, Donna Newhart Herzog

Ray and Patty Trent
8 years ago

Linda and Rod,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Francis was such a wonderful woman and she always had a smile for me when we talked. I will miss her at church. She loved her family so.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

Linda and Rod……..Your mamma looked just beautifully at peace today. I am so sorry I missed you to tell you in person. I waited for awhile but had to leave so just know that I got to say a final good-bye to the Best Birthday Buddy I ever had. Blessings and Love from your classmates,

Steve and MaryJo Zachini Kurko

Bellaire,Ohio 43906

Tom & Betty Ann Busack
8 years ago

Linda, Rod & Family,

You all have our deepest sympathy.

We all loved Frances. What patience she had to put up with all eight of the Wallace kids. It never seemed to bother her or she just never showed it to us. We were a noisy bunch! Distance may have seperated us over forty years but we have always kept in touch. I think I became a card sender because of her.She sent cards to everyone, either she had a very good memory or a very big black book! She started sending all of us birthday cards at a very young age, and it always contained a dime. We loved to go to the store so we could buy a couple candy bars, or a bag of penny candy. I cherish my cross necklace she bought me for high school graduation. When I married, she continued the cards for our birthdays and anniversaries. When mom Busack passed in 1988, so told Anthony and Adam that she would start sending them birthday cards since their grandma would be no longer sending them. Frances continued sending cards until they were 30 years old.Eight years ago she sent my birthday card and taped a dime to it and said, this one is for old times. I had a good cry that day! When grandchildren came along she would come out of the house when she would see us visiting my mom and show them how many four leaf clovers she could find in her yard. She gave Dominic and Enzo the clovers to put in their bibles. We could never figure out how that yard could produce so many lucky “four leafs” and ours didn’t. I can still smell her fresh cookies she would bring out to us after a good game of kickball played in front of their garage. She was a very generous lady. No matter what her struggles with her health and taking care of Roscoe, she always kept her faith and her sense of humor. I’m sure she is finding many “four leafs” in heaven and happy that she is with her beloved Roscoe. She was another one of the few great ones from the hollow now enjoying Gods great reward. What a giving heart she had, and I will miss my dear friend. I was so so blessed to have had her in my life. Heaven has received a wonderful arrival. We pray that God will comfort you all as you grieve the loss of one so dear.

Brad Johnston
8 years ago

Linda, Rod, and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember how much your parents meant to you. Know she is the happiest she has ever been as she is with her Lord Jesus.


Brad, Marnee, and kids

Sue Junkins
8 years ago

Linda, Rod, extended family…I met Frances Lillian Klee in 1961 when I started to work at IH in Shadyside. Your dad ‘Rocky’ introduced himself in his unique way and made sure I met Frances. Cherish all your happy memories because you have many. Frances had to be one of the most gracious women I have ever met. She loved her family and she would never want you to be sad. Her ‘new’ life has now begun in Heaven and she’s with her Lord!

Linda Scott Bagenstos and Family
8 years ago

Linda,Rod,Tammy and Scott,I am so sad to hear about my sweet friend FRANCIS.She was a true friend to me and always had a heart of gold.When I managed the added touch at Ohio Valley Mall she would bring me lunch from Gullas .If she missed a day coming to the mall I would worry about her.I remember the day I told her I was moving to Florida ,we both had tears in our eyes.My heart and prayers go out to her family.I know that her husband Rocky was there to greet her at the gates of Heaven.I AM GOING to miss you Angel Francis,Rest in peace.I will never forget you.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

My dear friends Linda and Rod…….There truly are no words to tell you how heavy my heart is right now. I have lost my Birthday Buddy. I will never forget spending time with you when we were teen-agers and I got to be with you and Frances and Roscoe in your old homestead. Your parents were the best ever and always made everyone feel like they mattered, that they were important and that they were loved. Your mom was the most beautiful soul and had the physical beauty as well….she always looked so “sharp” as we used to say!! I just thought she was everthing a woman should and could be and Linda, you are your “mother’s daughter” for sure. I hope the weather will permit me to visit with you but if it does not, just know that you are loved and being prayed for. Do not grieve too long b/c you know your mom and dad are together once again. I can see their beautiful faces smiling as your mom crossed over.


Steve & MaryJo Zacchini Kurko

Belleview Heights, Bellaire

Charlie & Peggy Murphy
8 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Just know we are thinking and praying for you . Will be in touch. Love, Charlie and Peggy

Debbie Branson
8 years ago

To the Klee family, I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Klee’s passing. She was such a wonder women and a very special person to me. She is now at Pease in the Hands of our Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Baker Branson

The Daniels Family
8 years ago

Your whole family is in our prayers. Tammy would speak fondly of both of her grandparents and share stories that will live on through her. Frances sure brought up a wonderful daughter who in turn raised one of the most amazing women I have had the pleasure to call my friend. God bless!