Imogene Persinger

September 4, 1924 - March 6, 2014

09/04/1924 - 03/06/2014

Imogene “Jean” Persinger died Thursday, March 6th at Moundview Health Care in Moundsville, WV. She was born in Pipe Creek OH, September 4, 1924, the daughter of J. Ery and Amanda Williams Doty. Jean was a graduate of Shadyside High School. After graduation she attended a government training school in Chilicothe, OH that educated women in the skills necessary for the War effort where Jean was educated in radio. During World War II Jean moved to New York and worked in the Navy Shipyard. After the war Jean returned to Pipe Creek, OH and was employed at Imperial Glass. She was preceded in death by her Husband Arch Persinger. She was also preceded by her parents, her twin brother James, brothers Richard, Chester, Norman, George and Ralph, her sisters Garnet Hall, Corilda Brown, Minnie Riddel and Madge Doty. Jean is survived by her three sons, Gil and his wife Joni of Loxa Hatche, FL, Randy and his wife Kathleen of Delmar, DE, and Todd of Pipe Creek OH, as well as three grand children, Melissa, Scott and Logan and six great grand children, Elizabeth, John William, Amanda Catherine, Jocelyn Grace, Samantha Rose and Clayton. She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Dilles Bottom. Visitation will be held at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 3900 Central Ave, Shadyside, OH 43947 on Saturday, March 15 from 11 to 1 pm. Services will be held at 1 pm with Pastor Larry Helms officiating. Interment will be in Powhatan Cemetery immediately following. Share your thoughts and memories with the family at

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Kathleen Persinger
8 years ago

I am Jean and Arch’s daughter-in-law. I have heard so many stories about all of you. Kim Brown,our daughter is taking her grandma’s sewing. We were so upset that you did not get your mothers. Melissa has one that belongs to another grandma and she would like you to have if you want it. Brian Hall, I wish I could meet you. Charolette, I enjoyed every second we spent together. Your husband was amazing and you were a wonderful couple. My mother & father-in-law loved their family more that anything and sometimes I had a hard time figuring out who was related to whom. When Randy & I married, I got a letter from them saying they had waited 25 yrs for a daughter and finally. My husband found a card they did not get to send telling me that i was just like they raised me themselves. They took me in the fold, guided & nurtured me since I was 15. I really do not know what I am going to do without them. My children and then my grandchildren would sit in front of them in wonder and listen to their stories. Both of our children fought about who grandpa and grandma was going to live with because Melissa & Scott wanted them to live w them in the last years of their lives. Randy & I did not stand a chance. All of us our better people because they live & we were blessed to be loved by them.

Matt Bell
8 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. I played baseball with Squib growing up and fondly remember the Persingers.

Becky Steadman Morgan
8 years ago

I’ll miss everything about Jean being our neighbor, but I guess she did have to catch up with Squib. We all used to have the best time quilting and gossiping and eating on Wednesdays. May every good thing in the next life be hers.

Lisa Doty -Johns
8 years ago

My heart breaks for you Randy, Gil & Todd. My prayers are with you all. Aunt Jean was a GREAT person and one of my favorites !!

Love to all,


Kim Brown Harris
8 years ago

My thoughts & prayers are with my cousins & family. Aunt Jean was a wonderful person, and I always enjoyed my visits with her, and my Uncle Squib. She was truly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Britni Hall Gerber
8 years ago

My thoughts are with the family at this time. My Dad and MomBrian and Deanna Hall thought so much of Jean and Squib and always enjoyed visiting with them. They were great people and I still remember them making the trip up for my wedding! Jean was such a great person.

Michael Persinger
8 years ago

Randy, Kathy, Gil, Joni, Todd & Family

I am sorry I won’t be able to be with you today. Aunt Jean was such a special person. I will always cherish the beautiful quilt she made me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

8 years ago

Randy,Kathy,Gil,Joni,Todd,Melissa,Scott,Logan & Family We have so many fond memories of Aunt Jean. She was such a loving and caring person. She is now with Uncle Arch watching over all of you.

Greg Brown
8 years ago

She was like my second mother … had some of the best times of my childhood staying at their home in Pipe Creek during the summer and when they came to visit us in Hanover … My thoughts are with Gil, Randy,Todd and the rest of the family which I never met …

Donny Rothacher
8 years ago

Todd So sorry for the loss of your Mother.She was a wonderful lady. Many memories staying overnite at your house many moons ago. Take care Donny

Sharon Piper Watt
8 years ago

What fond memories I have growing up next to the Persingers. Jean and Squib were wonderful people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.