Mary Ellen Bratton Leightner

December 22, 1913 - March 30, 2005

12/22/1913 - 03/30/2005

Mary Ellen Bratton Leightner, 91, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Forest Hills Retirement Community in St. Clairsville, Ohio. She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on December 22, 1913.
Mrs. Leightner was an elementary teacher in the Bridgeport Public School District for 32 years. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of St. Clairsville, a graduate of the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Ohio University and Alpha Pi Sigma Gamma Chapter. She was also a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Belmont County Retired Teachers Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James W. Bratton in 1964, her second husband, William Leightner in 2001 and a great granddaughter, Leah Bratton.
Surviving are two children, Marianne McGough and her husband, Michael, of St. Clairsville, and James Bratton and his wife Bonnie, of St. Charles, Missouri; three grandchildren, James Bratton, Kristi Buecker and Dr. Michael McGough and three great grandchildren, Katie Buecker, Tyler Bratton and Kyle Buecker.
Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio, on Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Clairsville, with Father Thomas Chillog, the celebrant. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Vigil services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 5:45 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made the St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School, 226 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 43950

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Sid Frazer
8 years ago

Hello Jim,

I would like to offer my condolences on your mother’s passing. I came across the obituary in the on-line version of the Times-Leader. I used to know some people named Leightner years ago, they had something to do with the MF Times-Leader, I believe.

Please drop me a line if you get a chance, love to hear from you.

Kind Regards,

Sid Frazer