Rachael June Morgan

December 6, 1960 - July 10, 2013

12/06/1960 - 07/10/2013

Morgan, Rachael J., 52, of McMechen, WV, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at home.
She was born December 6, 1960 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Charles D. and Frieda Moore Morgan.
Rachael was an employee of Highmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield; a member of the McMechen First Church of God; and Treasurer of the Steel Workers Union.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert M. Morgan.
Surviving are her companion, Floyd “JR” Venskoske; four sons, Lucian Jennifer Weese of Moundsville, WV, Michael Amanda Schnelle of Martins Ferry, OH, Anthony Schnelle and Eric Schnelle, both of McMechen; two daughters, Renee Thomas O’Reilly Schnelle of Moundsville and Kristin Schnelle of McMechen; four brothers, Charles Cheryl Morgan, III of Washington, PA, Merwood Virginia Morgan of McMechen, Paul Morgan of Wheeling and John Megan Morgan of Port St. Lucie, FL; a sister, Linda John Morgan of Nevada City, CA; three step-children, Matt, Hope and Kim; six grandchildren, Sarah, Alexandra, Greigh, Allie, Nikolas and Alaina; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 4:00 pm until time of service at 8:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, with Pastor Mitch Johnston officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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shawn Campbell Noe.
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Prayers to your family.

Bonny DeTemple
8 years ago

I have known Rachael since childhood. I remember going to her house as a child. We use to do acrobats in her yard. Those were good times. Rest in Peace.

Tina Myers
8 years ago

I worked with Rachael at Highmark and although I didn’t know her as well as some of the other girls I thought she was a great person. She had a great sense of humore and was always willing to lend a hand. She will be missed. May she rest in peace and be a guardian angel for those she left behind.

Glenda Haddon
8 years ago

I worked with Rachel at Mountain State Blue Cross/Blue Sheild. She was a lovely person. She will be missed by all who knew here.

My conndolences to all her family.


Peggy Jackson
8 years ago

It was always such a please to talk to Rachael when she would call the Parkersburg office. I have worked with her since 1992 so she will be greatly missed.

Debbie Teachout
8 years ago

JR and family. I am so sorry to hear of Rachael’s passing. May the comfort of God help you at this trying time. Your family will be in my prayers.

Lisa Werner
8 years ago

Michael and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace and comfort be with you during this difficult time.



T. Kelly
8 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a dear loved one can leave a very empty space in one’s life. Please find strength, hope and comfort in the God of Comfort 1 Corinthians 1: 3,4.

Becky Ferrera
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss, she was a wonderful person and a good friend with a great personality. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Beverly Conner
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss, she was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Judy Blatt
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Kathy Smith
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Rachael was a fantastic person and had a great sense of humor and personality. I will miss talking to her everyday. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Tami Patterson
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. Prayers to the family.

Always will remember the good times we had in our youth. Rachael was a loyal friend with a heart of gold. I will miss you my dear old friend.

Linda Wellman
8 years ago

My prayers go out to Rachel’s family. I met Rachel when I started working at Blue Cross, then discovered we were neighbors on Fork Ridge. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be sadly missed.

8 years ago


Dot English
8 years ago

My prayers to the family. I grew up with Rachael in McMechen. She was a good friend of mine through out school. I moved and lost contact with Rachael until a couple years ago when we reconnected on FB. I was shocked and saddened to here of Rachael’s passing. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Stacie Sullivan Morningstar
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Rachael was an amazing person who I’ve known my entire life!!! Lucian and family my heart goes out to you all!!

pat rhodes
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Rachael will be missed she was a wonderful person. Pat Rhodes

Krista Higgs
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief. Rachel was a beautiful person. I worked with her at Highmark. Even though I had never met her in person, I had several opportunities to speak with her on the phone. I felt like I had known her for years. Please find peace in your hearts knowing that Rachel loved everyone deeply. Beautiful soul she was. Peace be with you now and in the time to come.

Karen Och
8 years ago

One of the very good friends I had while working at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Never a bad word to say about anyone. She loved her family very much. She will be greatly missed, not only by myself, but hundreds of others.

Bob, Kitty and Zach Schane
8 years ago

Rachael was a close grade school and Jr. High friend and as many do, have lost touch over the years. Although just a year ago I was fortunate enough to run into her out and about twice. I had two good lenthy visits with her. she was still the Rachael I knew back in school, easy to talk to, laid back, funny and down to earth. Our family knew her son Michael through our son and talked about how he and his family was doing. Michael, I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Also to you Ginny. Our prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. Bob and Kitty Schane

Becky Younkins
8 years ago

Rachael was a very special person. She lived life with a passion, the love for her children, family and friends. She had an infectious laugh and I couldn’t help but wish that I was like her. Rachael you will truly be missed by me and many

many others.

Rabbi Ron, Sheli & Reuben
8 years ago


We will forever keep you in our hearts, minds and souls.

Know that we will fulfill all our promises to you.

8 years ago

Rachel I will so miss you. You were a wonderful person and an awesome friend. I will forever remember our trips to fiesta and franke’s for cream horns. Rest in Peace you so deserve it. God has another priceless angel at his side.

Love Cissy

Myra Herink
8 years ago

Rachel was one of a kind. I feel blessed to have known her.

Lyda Cox
8 years ago

Rachel was quite small when I saw her last, but what a sweet person she was. So sorry for your loss. My love and Prayers to you all.

Sherry Johnson
8 years ago

Renee, Anthony, Kristin and family ~ Thinking of you and sending prayers of strength your way.

8 years ago

So sorry about your loss, I worked with Rachel and she was my best friend. Cathy Elliott Am out of town and cannot attend the viewing, I am so sorry

June Campbell
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss

Don & June Campbell

Means & Kulpa Family
8 years ago

So Sorry to hear about Rachael. Michael, Anthony and Kristen you are all in our prayers and we are here for you! Sondra Kulpa and Christian Means

Janet Shepherd
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Rachael’s passing. I have not seen her in many years because I have been living in Florida, but I remember her fondly. Prayers to all the family and loved ones.

Melanie Reynolds
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Rachel. I remember her when I was first hired at BC/BS. I thought she was a beautiful person and I loved her hair. I moved away from the area 2 years ago and I spoke with Rachel on the phone a couple of times. I am deeply saddened by her loss. RIP Rachel!!

Sherry Guzman
8 years ago

To Rachael’s Family,

I had the privledge to work with Rachael years ago and she was always one of my favorites. May you know that she touched the hearts of many and will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Betty Porter
8 years ago

To Rachael’s family: You have my deepest sympathy. Rachael was one of the nicest people I ever met. She was truly one in a million. May she rest in peace.

Debbie Martin Rusen
8 years ago

To Rachel’s Family,

My deepest condolences at this sad time.

Although it has been such a long time since I have seen her, I will never forget what a kind person she was. So many memories of a childhood classmate and friend. You will be in my prayers.

Nancy Hager
8 years ago


Tammy Grandstaff
8 years ago

Very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Rachael and was in a few classes with her. Praying for her kids at this difficult time.

Brenda Barry
8 years ago

You have my deepest sympathy. Rachael was one of the most genuine people I know. She was always loving, caring, compassionate, sweet, caring and hard working. When she was your friend, she was a friend for life. I will truly miss her. She is now in God’s care. She is in good hands.