Geneva Rae Klempa, 87 of Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Bellaire, Ohio, the daughter of the late Orphy R. and Antoinette DeBlasis Ricer.

Geneva was a retired employee of the former Ohio Fireworks and a member of the St. John Catholic Church both of Bellaire, Ohio. She was an active member of the Class of 1947 Reunion Committee and a former member of the Elks Lodge 419 Aux.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Jake” Klempa on Jan. 15, 1995; and one daughter, Lorrie Jo, on Aug. 29, 1985.

Surviving are her children, Orphy M. (Mary Jo) Klempa of Wheeling, W.Va., Joseph (Debi) Klempa of Windsor Heights, W.Va., John F. (Gina) Klempa of Wilmington, Del., Rae Antoinette (Kim) Scott of Shadyside, Ohio and Geneva M. (Craig) Blacker of Bellaire, Ohio. Also 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37thSt., Bellaire, OH on Thursday from 2-8 p,m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at the St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorrie Klempa Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, or to the Good Shepherd Patient Activity Fund by going to “”

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