Marjorie D. Doran

December 9, 1914 - October 21, 2008

12/09/1914 - 10/21/2008

Past Services

Thursday October 23, 2008
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McCoy- Altmeyer Funeral Home
44 - 15th St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday October 24, 2008
11:00 am
Halcyon Hills Mausoleum Chapel
Sherrard, WV 26038
Friday October 24, 2008
11:45 am
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
R.D. #3, Box 245
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-1870 Hi | Directions

DORAN, Marjorie M. Dieringer, 93, of Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in Peterson Hospital. She was born December 9, 1914 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late George and Anna Dilworth Dieringer.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, Wheeling. Marjorie loved the outdoors, gardening and keeping the flower boxes around her home full of beautiful flowers.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Doran, a son, David J. Doran, one sister, Sarah Charlton, one brother, George H. Dieringer.
Surviving is one son, Ronald H. Doran of Searcy, Ark; four grandchildren, Darleen Miller of Wheeling; Brenda Beckett of Wheeling; Sarah Blake of Searcy, Ark; Rebecca Eaton of Austin, TX; eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including Hazel Kirby of Wheeling.
Friends received 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44 15th Street, Wheeling.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 in the Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens Chapel, Sherrard, WV, with John Massey officiating.
Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, WV.
Memorial contributions can be made to Easter Seals, 1305 National Road, Wheeling, WV. 26003 Offer condolences online at

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Pete Williams
8 years ago

25 years have passed since I lived in Wheeling, but my memories of Grandma Doran and the Doran Family will last a lifetime. Before I left Wheeling, MarjorieâÄôs Granddaughter Darleen and I were dating; weâÄôd visit Grandma on a regular basis, stay for lunch or dinner and enjoy her company. I canâÄôt believe she was 68 years old then, Wow how time has passed. I remember her beautiful flowers and how she cared for them so wonderfully. I remember her cooking, Ummm âÄì IâÄôve had some great meals at her house.

Darleen, My Thoughts and Prayers are with your entire Family during this time of reflection, celebration and mourning the Loss of a Wonderful Woman. My our LordâÄôs love lift your hearts and so many fond memories of her life and how it touched you replace the feelings of sorrow you must be feeling now.

Thank You Grandma Doran for being a part of my Life! IâÄôm a better person for having known you.


Kimberly Doran Briones
8 years ago

Although I did not know my Aunt Margie well I new that she had a great spark of whit in her that all of us Dorans share, for that I am greatfull and I will not forget her.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Rebecca Suter
8 years ago

Darleen and Family,

My condolences for your grandmother. I will always remember how funny she was even in her declining years .

Much Love,

Rebecca Suter

Lori Andrews
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. I know how much she meant to you and I know how much you meant to her. I remember the first time that I met her. She talked about you as though you were an angel and in her eyes you were. Now that she is with God, she can be the angel in your eyes. I know that at a time like this, there is hardly anything, anyone can say to help to ease your pain. I hope that you can find peace remembering her and the special times that you spent together when you were living with her. I know that she was delighted to have you at her home and in her life.

I remember one time calling the house for you and she answered the phone. She told me that you were not home. She and I talked for almost 2 hours. In that time she told me stories of you when you were younger. I know that I later told you about our conversation and I remember what you said to me. You shared a few stories of your own with me and told me about your love for her. The memories of a lifetime were shared by both of you and I realized what a special bond that the two of you had. I hope that in your time of sorrow, you take a few minutes to reflect upon the good memories. Give a smile to the sky above for that is where your grandmother now is. She is now the angel in the sky looking down on you and watching over you and your children.

If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call, for I am here for you as I always have been and always will be. I love you my friend!!!! Lori Andrews

8 years ago


Sorry to hear about your Grandma she was so specail and still was sending Christmas cards until a few years ago. I remeber always getting excited when you were comin gto her house . I think sheh was just as excited. Now she can down over everbody at once.


Mark and GailWest O’Leary

8 years ago

Darleen, I will always remember the good times with “Grandma Doran”. The many times we took our young daughters Julie and Alicia with her for Breakfast With Santa at Stone’s Tea Room. Those are the times to remember….

In our thoughts,

Penny and Family

Michelle Spence
8 years ago

Darleen, Sorry to hear of your Grandmother, Marjorie’s death. She will be missed by many.

Michelle Spence

Lynnette Raposa
8 years ago

Dear Brenda and Family:

I am so very sorry for your loss. Now you have yet, another, guardian angel looking over you! I know she is smiling down on you and is thankful for your being there last night…and for all you have done over the years to take care of things. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless you now and in the coming days.


Lynnette, Jim, Christopher & Buddy

Mrs. Watkins
8 years ago

Dear Family of Marjorie Doran,

I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that hope and encouragement needed is found in the Bible. In the Bible book of Revelations 21, 4 we read of a time when every tear will be wiped from our eyes. Please take care of yourselves. Sincerely

8 years ago

My Memories of Grandma…

…A matinae movie at the “Vic”, Coronet or the Capital

…walkingto town every Satuday and shopping at Stone’s,Jupiterand GC Murphy

…endless games of “Old Maid” and “Go Fish”

…wearing Grandma’s silk scarfs and pretending to be a ballerina

…stories of the Depression

…a Friday night bath with Dial Soapthat Grandpap always used in the warand Prell Shampoo

…being dusted with powder from the fluffy dusterand then wearing your best silky night gown

…waking up to Polka Music every Sunday

…The best turkey,porkchops and chilimatch sticks included

…looking forward to the”Happy Birthday”sign that is still being used

…the baked beans that were always the hit of everyone’s picnic

…Thursday evening trips with Uncle George to A and P, Foodland, and Jebbia’s

…Dcorating for Christmas, the viewing of the Christmas Trees above the Teacher’s Store and hitting the metal pole and ringing bells on New Years

…the holiday cards signed Love”Grandma D.”

…So manymore but what stands out is your quote”What Will Be-Will Be.”

Your Grandaughter, Darleen

Steve and Connie Moore
8 years ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with you now. She must have been a special person, because of the kind of person her son is.

God Bless,

Steve and Connie Moore

Don and Patti Sanders
8 years ago

Our prayers are with the family at this time of loss. Having her son, Ron as a teacher and now working with him at Harding tells me a lot about the goodness of this family.

Donald C. Doran
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with all of you. Aunt Margie was very dear to Karen and I. We always loved to visit with her when were in town. She loved to go anywhere to lunch, to Oglebay Park or anything else, and we always enjoyed her stories and sense of humor. We’ll miss her greatly, like many others of you will!

Love and prayers,

Don and Karen Doran

Mike Plummer
8 years ago


I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I know that she is with the Lord and that gives you comfort.


Lou & Connie Doran
8 years ago

To All of Margie’s Family:

Lou and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We did not find out in time to make it to the funeral home or the services. Though we have not been in touch with her in a long time, we have fond memories of her and I remember her as being a sweet, loving woman.

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. It’s such a shame when families lose touch with each other. I hope you remember all the joyful moments you had with her.

Love & Prayers,

Connie & Lou Doran