GERTSCHER, Mary M., 98, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born September 21, 1914, in Bridgeport, OH, a daughter of the late Louis and Caroline Soupan Strauss.

Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, The Catholic Women’s and The Catholic Daughters of America of St. Clairsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Gertscher; daughter, Barbara Jean Gertscher; brothers, Joe and Louis Strauss.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas of Aspinwall, PA, Larry (Marjorie) of St. Clairsville, and James (Corinne) Gertscher of Springfield, VA; three grandchildren, Malory (AJ) Bergstresser, Brecksville, OH, Diana and Loren Gertscher of Springfield, VA.

Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, where a vigil service will be held at 3:45 p.m.

Mary’s Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Clairsville with Fr. Michael Gossett the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery Blaine, OH.

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