Rose Marie Shank

October 13, 1941 - April 14, 2008

10/13/1941 - 04/14/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday April 16, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday April 17, 2008
Riverview Memorial Park & Cemetery Association
Rt. 4, Box 217
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-2894 Er | Directions
Service
Thursday April 17, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

SHANK, Rose Marie Hill, 66, of McMechen, W.Va., died Monday, April 14, 2008 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
Rose was born October 13, 1941 in Glen Dale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Howard G. and Mary Wade Hill.
She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are her loving husband, Samuel Shank; two daughters, Karen Douglas Brown of McMechen; Vicki Sammy Magruder of St. Augustine FL; two sisters, Rebecca DiCola of McMechen and Patty Kittle of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren, James Cassie Elson, Jennifer James Richards; two great-grandchildren, James Allen Elson and James Isaac Richards, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews, including Toni Myers of McMechen.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, April 17, 2008, with Pastor Mike Shank officiating. Entombment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.
Memorial contributions can be made to Valley Hospice.
Offer condolences online at altmeyer.com

Subscribe
Notify of
6 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Karen Brown
8 years ago

Dear Mom,

I can’t tell you how much I miss you. I wasn’t ready to let you go but I had to put my wants and needs aside to help you cross over. I know you are in a much better place, walking with Grandma Shank and holding our little one that we lost. I find great comfort in that. I miss your smile, your laugh and the way you always hugged; strong and tight, like you would never let me go. I love you and will always miss you. Mother’s Day is coming soon and I know that it will be a very hard day for me. I will take comfort in the fact that you will always be in my heart. I gather comfort knowing that you and Grandma Shank are watching over me. You taught me how to love, laugh and love the simple pleasures of life. I will never forget you. I look forward to the time when we will all be together in God’s eternal paridise. I will take care of Jennifer and her little one as I know you would want me too. I thank God that I had you as long as I did. I know that you can now walk and run free with no pain or discomfort. You are able to take a deep breathe without coughing. Don’t forget to smell the Roses! Please know that I love you and will always carry you in my heart. Till we meet again. I love you. Your daughter, Karen Rose

P.S. Doug said Hi!

JAMES ELSON
8 years ago

DEAR NAN NAN

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS ABOUT U I WILL MISS I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START U ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY LIFE AND WILL ALWAYS BE I GUESS I WAS A LUCKY LITTLE BOY TO HAVE HAD 3 WOMEN IN MY LIFE WHEN I WAS YOUNG TO HELP ME WITH ALL OF THE THINGS LIFE THROWS AT U KINDA FUNNY I REMEMBER AS A LITTLE BOY THAT MOM USED TO ALWAYS SAY SHE WAS MY MOTHER AND NOT U SIMPLY BECAUSE WHEN I WAS SICK OR HURT I ALWAYS CRIED OUT FOR U THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT U THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS AND WILL NEVER HAVE I MISS U SO MUCH AND WILL NEVER FORGET U PLEASE TAKE CARE OF MOM CASSIE JAMES ALLEN KATTY AND JENNIFER AND HER SOON TO BE LITTLE ONE

P.S. I LOVE YOU MOM

I WILL THINK OF U ALL THE TIME AND WHEN IT STORMS OUTSIDE I WILL KNOW THAT IT IS U TALKING TO ME AND TELLING ME U LOVE ME

LOVE JAMES BUBBY

Terry Magruder
8 years ago

Dear Rose it was nice to be able to be a part of your life.You always had a wonderful way about you your smile your laugh and your beautiful paintings.I always looked forward to your visits because of all the laughs and smiles you brought to my life. You shall be missed by many.May god keep you close and watch over you for you are truly an angel.Lots of love till we meet again.Love Terry

Shelly Trussell
8 years ago

Mama Rose,

What can I say, other than “you were one of the sweetest and most genuine women I’ve had the honor to know, love, and call Mama in my life”. I may not have been your blood, but you loved me and my husband and children as if we were your own. I cherished you and will never forget you. I loved you immensely. God holds you safely and lovingly in the palms of His hands now. Karen and Vick, please know that I love you both and I’m only a phone call away, and I tried to contact you. I’m moved away, but I’ve not forgotten the love I have for you all. Dad, I hope all is well with you.

Shelly <*}}><

Cassie Elson
8 years ago

Nan Nan,

You were one of a kind. Your smile, your laugh, your heart, and your love can never be replaced. I promised you in the hospital that I would take care of bubby and James Allen forever. And I will, your boys are safe with me!

I Love you!!!

Vicki Magruder
8 years ago

To my mother my friend. I will forever keep you in my heart. You are a special mother who holds a special place in my heart. I loved your laugh your smile and most of all your loving ways. I know that you are happy and pain free now, but that does not help my heartache now. In time, I know that it will heal and accept. I know that you are with me every second of the day and will guide me and watch over me. I loved your visits, we would watch movies, talk and go to garage sales, but most of all just being together. I miss not being able to call you, just to hear your voice. I have no regrets that you was my mother. I will always need you and keep you in my heart. You are in God’s hands now and he will take care of you. You are at peace now. You will be missed so much. You are my heart and soul. Love always, your daughter