Josephine Ann Joseph

February 16, 1913 - August 13, 2012

02/16/1913 - 08/13/2012

JOSEPH, Josephine A., 99 of Wheeling, WV died Monday, August 13, 2012 in Wheeling Hospital. She was born Feb. 16, 1913 in New Kennsington, PA., a daughter of the late Nasim and Sophia Phillips. Mrs. Joseph was a homemaker and the oldest member of the Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Maronite Church where she served many years in the Our Lady of Lebanon Women’s Society. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Louis; a daughter Joan Hill; a grandson, Todd Stocking; a great grandson, Timothy Epps and a great-great granddaughter, Gabby Nulph; 3 brothers, Abe, George and Jimmy Phillips; and a sister, Rose Phillips. Surviving are a son, Ronald Roberta Joseph of Brooksville, FL; 3 daughters, Dolores Albert Cinque of Wheeling, Louise Stocking of Wheeling and Clara Michael Malone of Lawrenceville, GA; 14 Grandchildren; 26 Great Grandchildren; 7 Great Great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling where a vigil service will be held Tuesday at 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Maronite Church with Rev. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetey, Wheeling. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Jeff George
7 years ago

Cousin Josephine led a wonderfully full and blessed life. She always had the time to talk when I called and never truly complained. God bless her and God bless all of you.


Jeff & family

Missy Glessner
7 years ago

Dear Lisa and family,

we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all close in our hearts and our prayers. Blessings to all of you,

Missy, Gary, Sydney, Kelsey, & Gary II

Fr. Ghattas Khoury
7 years ago

I am sorry to hear of the death of Josephine. the peaceful and joyful face. May the Lord give her a definitive peace with her parents and friends.

Fr. Ghattas Khoury , Phoenix, AZ

Christina Committee Zdilla
7 years ago

I only came to know Josephine in more recent years, but she was surely a sweet woman. She told me that she and my Sittoo Rita John were the best of friends I liked hearing stories about her because she died when I was only 1 year old and never got to know her. We enjoyed talking about our Lebanese heritage and the church too. I’m sad to hear of her passing, but I know that she led a long, seemingly healthy and happy life–what more could you ask for! She certainly left an impression on me in the short time that I knew her, and I’m sure many can say the same…She will be in my prayers.

7 years ago

Lisa and family, I know you will miss your Grandmother, but what a terrific life she must have had. Remember all the good times. With love and prayes, Sue

Debbie Elias Davis
7 years ago

Mrs. Joseph was such a beautiful, beautiful person – inside and out. One of the sweetest and most wonderful ladies I’ve every met. We all loved her very much. She was a close friend of our family for my entire life. She will be missed very much by all of us who loved her!

I remember her asking me about my family and children every time I saw her, and her waving to us as we rode past her home when she was on her porch.

Dennis R. Albaugh
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Josephine Joseph. Sincerely, Denny Albaugh

Marva J Woody & Terry Gosa
7 years ago

Our condolences go out to the family. I lived across the street from Mrs. Joseph from 1986 until we moved to South Carolina in November 2009. You couldn’t ask for a sweeter neighbor.I loved to see her get dressed up and what a fashion plate she was and wait on her porch for her ride. I used to kid her that she had more of a social life than me.

She will be missed.

Cheryl Maltese
7 years ago

Thank you everyone for such kind caring words about our grandmother. She was definitely very special to so many. So thankful that she will be remembered as a very sweet, loving, beautiful lady with family that loved her dearly! Thank you and bless you always!