Virginia Ruth Schmitt

November 29, 1924 - March 18, 2015

11/29/1924 - 03/18/2015

SCHMITT, Virginia R., 90, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Belmont Manor.
She was born November 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Emma Miller Bernhart. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Warwood. She was also a member of the Corpus Christi Funeral Choir, the Christian Mothers, and volunteered in many capacities with Corpus Christi Church, including the annual parish fair.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Bernard, William, Lawrence, and Joseph Bernhart, two sisters, Mary E. Matzke and Genevieve Bernhart, and one grandson, Jason Schmitt.
She is survived by her loving husband, Henry G. Schmitt; four sons, Edward L. Teresa Schmitt of Wheeling, Charles R. Rebecca Sue Schmitt of Wheeling, James H. Jennifer L. Schmitt of Wheeling, and Bernard J. Schmitt of Marietta, Ohio; one daughter, Janet Marie Schmitt of Wheeling; one sister, Sr. Theresa M. Bernhart of Castle Shannon, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren, Edward Schmitt Jr., James Schmitt, Derek Schmitt, Bradley Schmitt, Mathew Schmitt, Chad Schmitt, Lee Schmitt, Andrew Schmitt, Jessica Schmitt, Christopher Schmitt, Amy Fitzsimmons, Colin Schmitt, Angeline Schmitt, and Amanda Schmitt; thirteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Msgr. Eugene Ostrowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1508 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, W. Va. 26003
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Ron and Gretchen Moffett
8 years ago

Chuck and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. She was a great lady who raised a wonderful family. She will be missed.

Sending prayers and love,

Ron and Gretchen Moffett

Janine & Eugene South
8 years ago

Dear Janet & Family: We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. We know you will miss her very much, but her memory will always be with you. Janine & Eugene

Jay & Chris Bell
8 years ago

Dear Janet and Family,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed and Sandy Bosak
8 years ago

Dear Schmitt Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Orie and Mechelle Robinson
8 years ago

Dr. Brad Schmitt and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheri Whitecotton
8 years ago

For Ed, Terrie, and Bradley Schmitt: Love and prayers to the Schmitt family upon the loss of your beloved Mother, Mother in Law, and Grandma. Hold on to the special memories and pass along the stories to the great-grandbabies!

Jim Altmeyer
8 years ago

Henry and Ed & Family,

Regret that I cannot be with you during this difficult time.My prayers and thoughts are of you and your dear Wife and Mother. May God console you and give you strength.Most Sincerely, Jim Altmeyer

Steve Matzke
8 years ago

My condolences to all the Schmitt’s & Bernharts. I will see you this evening at my Aunt Virginia’s late viewing. -Steve Matzke 610-564-9268

Marlene Stullenburg
8 years ago

We are sorry, never knew about Virginia passing until 5/25 when Larry called Henry on Vets. Day like he usually does. Virginia was a beautiful, kind lady, same birthday as Larry, will be remembered by us for her beautiful smile & twinkling eyes. Call Larry when you are up for a visit. Again we are very sorry for your loss.