Mary Ellen Topp

March 2, 1939 - October 14, 2011

03/02/1939 - 10/14/2011

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday October 18, 2011
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Service
Tuesday October 18, 2011
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

TOPP, Mary Ellen “Tippy” Carter, 72, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, October 14, 2011 at Liza’s Place Valley Hospice.

She was born March 2, 1939, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Harlan P. II and Lois Boyd Carter. She was a member of the Covenant Community Church in Wheeling.

She was the 1957 West Virginia State Dairy Princess. She was also a member of the Wheeling Garden Club, and a board member of the Friends of Wheeling. She sang in the Vance Church Choir for 15 years, and with the Ohio Valley Chorale. Before returning to the Wheeling area in 1981, she was an active member of Lord of Life Lutheran church and choir in Fairfax, Va. She was certified as a Medical Technologist, and later earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from West Liberty University. She worked 20 years for H&R Block in executive tax services.

She is survived by her loving husband, David P. Topp of Wheeling; one son, David A. Topp Carol of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Katherine E. Topp of Shelton, Wash.; two sisters, Margaret Andre of Livonia, Mich. and Ruth Lewis Lynn of Birmingham, Mich.; one brother, Harlan P. Carter III Jeanne of Wheeling; two granddaughters, Emily Topp and Sarah Topp; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, W.Va. with Rev. Barry Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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The Ray Blust Family
7 years ago

Dave, you have our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Baker, R Michael
7 years ago

Dear Dave and Family; Words cannot express the loss I feel. Mary “Tippy”

was a true friend and always willing to lend a helping hand. I have chatted with her almost weekly for the past year; and treasure those memories. Her last message brought tears; but God will care for her now. You are all in my prayers; if You need any assistance: Please, call

MIKE BAKER

Janet Phillippi Izard
7 years ago

My condolences to the family of “Tippy” Carter Topp. She was an inspiration to me in our youth. May you all find comfort in warm memories.

John Ronny Baker
7 years ago

To the family of “Tippy”, please accept my sincere condolences. She and I were classmates at Triadelphia and were in the same graduating class in 1957.

Joyce Gitter
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss and offer our deepest sympathy. Joyce & Dan Gitter