Mary Catherine Klug

October 13, 1917 - February 18, 2015

10/13/1917 - 02/18/2015

Mary Catherine Estep Klug, 97, of Moundsville, WV, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.
She was born in New Martinsville, WV on October 13, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Coleman Estep.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, retired Vice President of Klug Brothers Inc. and owner of Klug Insurance Agency.
Mary loved listening to music, playing the piano, spending time with and taking care of her family. She cared for her beloved husband for over twenty years, as his health started to decline. Mary was a very devout Catholic who not only believed in her religion, but lived it.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Philip M. Klug, who passed away in 2006; two sisters, Cecelia Smith and Clara Tuttle; and four brothers, Anthony, John, Clem and little William Estep.
Surviving are her four children, Richard M. Klug, Denny Amy Klug, Mark J Christine Klug and Mary Kay Klug, all of Moundsville; six grandchildren, Billie Jo Brian Gehrig, Christina Jason Willis, Julie Eric Fecat, Patrick Klug, Matthew Ann Klug and Timothy Mandy Klug; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2-6 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where a Rosary service will be held at 5:30 pm
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 23 at 1pm at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, with the Rev. That Son Ngoc Nguyen serving as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041 or to Valley Hospice at 10686 State Rt. 150, Rayland OH 43943.
A special thank you to Liza’s Place; the family is most grateful for the excellent care and respect showed towards Mary, which allowed her to maintain her dignity in her final days. Also, a thank you to the Visiting Angels, who helped care for Mary at home.
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Judie Taylor Smith
8 years ago

Aunt Judy called to tell me Heaven has received a very special angel. I’m Lois and Chuck Taylor’s oldest child, and I have always been so grateful that so many of my best memories were spent in Wheeling, with Ceil and Mary as well as my grandparents. I stopped to see Mary when I was in Wheeling six years ago for a Catholic School accreditation visit. It was a wonderful visit and a special trip down memory lane. My love and prayers are with all of you, and I firmly believe part of Mary’s spirit will remain with her family, whom she loved so much.

8 years ago


Margaret Herrick Roberts
8 years ago

Dear cousins: Richard, Denny, Mark and Mary Kay.

I’m thinking of all of you as you say goodbye to your mother. I will remember her in prayer, but I’m sure she’s already in heaven and smiling down on us all.


Margaret Ann

Neil and Debi Smith
8 years ago

Dear Denny and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Susan Saltrick
8 years ago

Julie, Eric, Mark and Christy so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you

Mark Hitt
8 years ago

Mark Denny Mary Kay and Rich You and your Mom are in my prayers and thoughts. I know God will give you the strength-courage-and faith to get thru this trying time. God did the same for me in 2014 and I have asked Him to do the same for you/

Carol Krchmarsky Haga
8 years ago

Mary Kay – Happened to be looking at Wheeling paper and saw that your Mother had passed. Always thought the world of your mom and dad. Prayers for you and your family.

Cynthia Gunto
8 years ago


My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

God Bless!


Ed and Judy Probst
8 years ago

May God bless and give you strength and comfort in your time of grief. Prayers for the family.

Karen Saffell
8 years ago

May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart.

Ann Coates
8 years ago

My dear Great Aunt Mary, you will be sorely missed! You were a perfect example of patience, love, and grace for everyone that knew you. My sincerest condolences to her children and grandchildren; and also to my mother Kathryn Helfer who dearly loved and treasured her as a mother and friend. I’m sure heaven rejoices at her return home!

John McFadden
8 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I know that she is in a better place now, reunited, not only with her parents, husband and siblings, but also with her cousin, Mildred Vogler-McFadden my mother who passed away in October. I will remember you all in my prayers.

Betty & Bryant Persinger
8 years ago

Our sincere condolences of the passing of your mother & grandmother. I have fond memories of her & the Klug Insurance office when I was hanging out with Mary K after school at SFX. A very sweet & caring Lady. Our prayers are with you.

Mary McFadden Vang
8 years ago

Prayers for all of Mary Catherine’s family as you adjust to her passing. I fondly remember hearing about her and all the family from my mom, her cousin, Mildred Vogler McFadden.

Condolences and love,

Mary McFadden Vang


The Ebert Brothers Family
8 years ago

Prayers to the Klug Family, your mom was a very sweet and caring lady, may she rest in eternal peace.

Dale Allen
8 years ago

Rich, Denny, Mark and Mary K. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an exceptional Lady and lived her life with grace and dignity. I always loved seeing her when I came home. She was always so very kind and put up with my visits as we were growing up together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gary and Teresa Church
8 years ago

Rich, Denny, Mark, and Mary Kay,

We are sending our prayers and condolences to the family at this time of need.She lead a very good life and is now in heaven sitting with God. If we can help in any way please notify us. She will be missed very much by her family, friends, and her community.

Linda Wagner Hull
8 years ago

Richard, Denny, Mary Catherine, Mark

I am so sorry I have to miss your mother’s funeral. I just got called into work. We are swamped…our KY unit is understaffed and we have to make up for it.

…please accept my sympathy & apology.

Take Care…with love, Linda

Karen Green
8 years ago

Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this difficult time.