Grace Elizabeth Raymond Whipkey, 72 of Rossevelt Avenue, Benwood, died Monday May 13, 2001 at Wheeling Hospital.
She was a retired employee of the former Louis Marx Toy Co., Glen Dale; a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Benwood, and a member of the Altar Rosary Society.
She was born July 14, 1928 in Benwood, daughter of the late Louis and Edith LaGreco Raymond.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Whipkey of Benwood; a son, William ”Bill” Matheny and his wife Priscilla of Benwood; a sister, Rose Kuca and her husband Edward of Benwood; and a granddaughter, Kim Franey and her husband Kyle of South Carolina.
Friends will be received 7-9 pm Tuesday May 15, 2001 and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday May 16, 2001 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, with a vigil service at 8 pm Wednesday evening.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 am Thursday May 17, 2001 at St. Johns Catholic Church, Benwood, with the Rev. Gervase Cain T.O.R. as celebrant. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Dialysis Center, 500 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV 26003.