Mary Elizabeth Carroll

March 15, 1985 - April 17, 2008

03/15/1985 - 04/17/2008

Past Services

Sunday April 20, 2008
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Monday April 21, 2008
10:00 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lafferty, OH 43951

Mary E. “MaryBeth” Carroll, 23, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Thursday, April 17, 2008.
She was born March 15, 1985 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of John E. III and Lorna Roby Carroll.
She was a server and bartender for River City Nail Works, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of St. Clairsville and a St. Clairsville High School Graduate.
Surviving are her mother, Lorna M. Carroll, St. Clairsville; her father, John J. Samantha, Carroll, III , Adena, Ohio; her brothers; Jason M. and Timothy Carroll of St. Clairsville and Joseph E. Carroll, Columbus, Ohio; her step-brothers; Kelsey McCartney, Columbus and William Burris, Adena; her paternal grandmother, Doris Carroll, St. Clairsville and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Friends will be received 2-6 PM, Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, where a vigil service will be held at 2:00 PM.
Friends will then be received at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, from 9:30 AM Monday until time of the funeral Mass at 10:00 AM, with Father Thomas Chillog the celebrant.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to : Belmont County Animal Shelter, Box 115, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 or St. Mary’s Central School, 212 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

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Rick & Erin Pollock
8 years ago

Dear Carroll Family,

We are saddened by the news of Mary. We remember her mostly by our younger years as a carefree, beautiful young woman with so much potential. She is a blissful memory of our childhood and we will hold her in our hearts. She is greatly loved and we will cherish our memories of her. We are grieving for your loss for she is truley a loss to all of our lives. Please know that we are praying for you and thinking of you all.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Rick, Erin and Brennan Pollock

Angela Hurley
8 years ago

Dear Carrolls,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Most of my memories of MaryBeth are as a little girl. She was so beautiful and sweet. My thoughts are with all of you.

Rick Wright
8 years ago

Dear Jack, Lorna, Jason, Joe, and TJ,

It was with great sadness that I learned of Mary Beth’s passing. Nothing can replace Mary Beth in your day-to-day lives, however, I am sure she will always live in your hearts and your minds. I know you have many fond and joyous memories of her.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your friend and former East Richland neighbor,

Rick Wright

Kelli Summers
8 years ago

Dear Lorna and family

I know that words can not even begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers the past few days since I heard about Mary. I will be there Sunday and please let me know if there is anything you need or that I can do. Please know that we are all with you in this very sad time. Love and prayers, Kelli Summers

Melissa Steffl Walther
8 years ago

Dear Lorna and family,

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of MaryBeth. I know that she will be greatly missed. I will never forget her beautiful smile and freckly nose as a child. MaryBeth was one of my first students and she was a joy to have in class. She was a breath of sunshine and always smiling, curious and laughing. The loss will never be filled, but may your happy memories provide you all some comfort. Lots of love…Melissa Steffl Walther

Lynn Spiczenski
8 years ago

Dear Lorna, Jack, Jason, Joe, & TJ,

I was devistated when I heard the news of Mary Beth’s death. I know how close you all are and I am sure your grief is immeasurable. Please know that we are praying for Mary Beth and for you all.

Love, Lynn, Mike, Danny, Andy & Alex Spiczenski

Trina Donaldson
8 years ago

Having graduated with Jason,and knowing him to be a good hearted person who was there for my grandmother and my family at a very emotional time in my grandmother’s life, I wanted to extend my sympathy to the Carroll family at this time. As I didn’t know Mary personally, she knew my brother and cousins very well, and they considered her a great friend. Her passing has affected our family deeply. Words fail me at this time, but I wanted to pay my respects to Mary and her family.

Mary, when a light such as yours goes out, the night sky notices, and asks always for your return. You are missed. Rest in Peace.


Trina Donaldson and son, Lennon

marissa black
8 years ago

i am so sorry about your loss of a beautful young lady. She was a very nice young lady. I met her at Carri and Kevin’s reception. My family will keep her in our prayers.I am 11 years old and i live right next door to Adam Baily.God bless you all.

love Adam’s friend Marissa Black

Betsy Bethel-McFarland
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the pain you are going through right now. I knew MaryBeth when she was a little girl running around outside when you lived on National Road in East Richland two doors away from my dad. She was a sweet girl. I am praying for your family and that you would find comfort in each other now more than ever.

Mary Sue Williams
8 years ago

I can only offer my family’s most sincere condolences to yours at this time of unimaginable sorrow. Mary always made me smile, and I can honestly say that I never heard Mary say anything negative about anyone. We should all strive to meet that quality that Mary seemed to innately possess. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sadness.

Judith Broughton
8 years ago

I lost a son because of a stupid accident. The only thing I can tell you is that the pain is so intense at the start that you can hardly stand it, just know this, it will get better with time. You will never get over it you will get through it. I lost my dear son back in October of 2001, I don’t know if you ever get to Wheeling but I have a memorial for him on National Road with his picture. God Bless you, if you ever need to vent email me at

Shon Higgs
8 years ago

I send all my love to you Mary, your Family, and your many many Friends. We all have dear memories of you that have made all our lives more meaningful.

Bobbi Sue Stenger
8 years ago

Jason and Family,

I’m really sorry to her about Mary, I can’t imagine what you boys are going through right now. I will keep you in my prayers.

Bobbi Sue Stenger and Family

Danielle VanNest
8 years ago

Jason and Family,

We were out of town, just read about your loss. Words can not express how sorry I am. I send my condolences. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Casey Day
8 years ago

Jason and Family,

We are really sorry to hear about Mary. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Derek, Casey, Allie, Payson and Teegan Day

Colleen Demarchi
8 years ago


So sorry to hear of your loss.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

patti gray
8 years ago


I just found out about your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Megan Lyle
8 years ago

Jason, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amanda Cline
8 years ago

Jason,and family

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you thought the world of your sister and that you are going through a very hard time right now. My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss.


Jenna Smith
8 years ago

Lorna Carroll Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. It was just heartbreaking to hear the news. Mary was such a great friend to me in high school. I will not be able to attend the calling hours or the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Jenna Smith and my family

Holli, Oscar, and Jeremy

Pat Beveridge
8 years ago


I am so very, very sorry to hear of Mary’s death. We don’t have words to convey our sympathy after hearing of such a tragic accident.

Francine Cope
8 years ago


I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your precious daughter Mary Beth. I can not imagine your pain, but please know that my heart is with you, dear friend.

Leslie O'Conell
8 years ago

Lorna, Jack, Jason, T.J. and Joe,

So sorry about Marybeth. You are in our thoughts and prayers. – Leslie Malik and Family

Nancy Carroll
8 years ago

Lorna, Jack, TJ, Joe and Jason: Words cannot express how deeply saddened Bill and I are to hear of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and thoughts for all of the family. MaryBeth was a ray of sunshine. She will be deeply missed by many. We love you all.

Nancy and Bill

Brittney & Scott Akers
8 years ago


You are so deeply missed by all the ones who love you. But you are also greatly remembered for all the wonderful smiles you put on our faces. You were truly an amazing soul and we thank you for all the awesome times you’ve given us.

You will live on in us, Always.

We love you so very much

Samantha Palmer Peterson
8 years ago

Mrs. Carroll and family:

I am extremely sorry for your loss. Words cannot describe the feelings you must all be going through at this time. May God Bless you and your family in your time of need.

8 years ago




Ron and Joan Lepic
8 years ago

Our son, Bryant, is in Iraq right now. We gave him the news. He, as the rest of us are, is very sorry. He graduated with Mary and enjoyed her fun-loving attitude. Our other son, Jared, worked with Mary at the grill. She was a great co-worker.

I remember Mary as a little girl when my aunt Harriett Webster babysat her. She was a doll!

Again, we are so sorry!

We are praying for you all!!

8 years ago

Saddened to hear of tragic loss. i went to school with Janie until Roby’s moved. We were neighbors of James and Delcie. My sisters used to babysit Janie Lorna and Linda. I thought i saw Lorna a few yrs. ago at groc. store but wasn’t sure and now i know it was her. next time i will speak. Betty Roby used to fix hair if i remember right.

Chuck and Debbie
8 years ago

So sorry for your tremdous loss. Your family will be in our family’s pryaers. May you have the peace of God within. Chuck, Debbie and kelsey Jane.

Tamara Tyler
8 years ago

The Carroll family ~

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you.


Christine Edgar and Family
8 years ago

The Carroll Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. I graduated highschool with Mary and hung around her for some of it. She was a sweet and loving girl. We were so shocked to hear the news. I am sorry I was unable to attend the showing but you all are in our prayers and thoughts even though we do not personally know you. Mary will deeply be loved and missed. Our sympathy goes out to the whole family and always remember she will be with you everywhere you go. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. **Class of 2003**

8 years ago

The Carrolle family,

I am so sorry for your loss.I send my deepest condolences.Mary was such a great person to be around.She always brought a smile to my face everytime she was around,as her family knows she was a beautiful spirt and beautiful person.I will miss her so.We had some great times together.This earth is now missing a beautiful person inside and out but heaven has been truley blessed with a wonderful angel which was once my friend.I am sadened for her not to be here anymore but greatful to have her watching over all of us now in a wonderful place with Jesus christ our saviour.May peace be with you all and your spirts always.Love ya mary,

Christina,Bruce myers,and kids

The Astle and Baker family
8 years ago

We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. May God Bless You.

Kathy and Larry Murray
8 years ago

We were deeply saddened to hear of your trajic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love,

Kathy, Larry, Tyler, Mackenzie and Rachel Murray

karen hoppin
8 years ago

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve been thinking of your family everyday. Especially you,Lorna, as being a mother. God bless you all !! Ketler, too, is praying for you everyday.