CONNER, Josephine C., “Josie”

CONNER, Josephine C., “Josie”, 91, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Thursday, November 29, 2012.

She was born in Steubenville, OH on July 17, 1921, daughter of the late Leonard and Teresa (Belfiore) Monteleone.

She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; member of the Catholic Women’s Club and a honorary member of the Wayne L. Hayes Towers Club, all of Martins Ferry.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Ann Flaherty; three brothers, Frank Sr., James and Leonard Monteleone; and one sister, Elizabeth Monteleone.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Yankavitch of Wheeling, WV; three sister-in-laws, Lottie, Ann and Mary Jean; several nieces and nephews; and step-children.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rosary devotions will be given at 3 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry at 10 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 with Rev. Tom Marut as the celebrant.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Adopt-A-Child Program, 90 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, OH 43935.

Note of gratitude too many “ole” friends, far and near, who remembered and loved me through the years and also to my second family at Shadyside Care Center for their love and hugs.

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