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Margaret Ellen Dakan

April 30, 1930 - May 26, 2018

Dakan, Margaret E., 88, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1930, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Washington J. Moore Sr. and Anna Howell Moore. She was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Moundsville. She was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School. She was formerly employed at Youngers Dry Cleaning, Neubauers Florist, WMOD Radio and WEIF radio for 10 years. She also worked at the WV Penitentiary between 1968 until 1988. While working there she held several different positions including the Warden’s secretary and the first female corrections officer in the facility.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. “Gene” Dakan, her foster parents, Clarence and Sarah Rader, one brother, Washington J. Moore Jr., and one sister, Mary Jane Schmidtz.

She is survived by three children, Roseanna Jane (Larry) Keller of Moundsville, Robert G. “R.G.” (Laurel) Dakan of Morgantown, W.Va., and Bruce E. (Barbara) Dakan Sr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jackie) Berisford of Moundsville, Joshua (Keri) Berisford of Moundsville, Bruce (Genova) Dakan Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., Andrew Dakan of Pittsburgh, Heather (Ian) Blake of Pittsburgh, Erica (John) Fot of Tumwater, Wash., Janeen (Geoff) Butler of Phoenix, Ariz.; one step grandson, Shane (Andrea) Keller; ten great grandchildren, Victoria Berisford of Moundsville, Tristan Berisford of Moundsville, Baylie Berisford of Moundsville, Owen Berisford of Moundsville, Jasper Fot of Tumwater, Paige Butler of Phoenix, Riley Butler of Phoenix, Patrick Butler of Phoenix, Ahava Dakan of Kansas City, and Tallulah Maeve Dakan of Kansas City who is due in July; two step great grandchildren, Jazmine and Hunter Keller; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret and her husband were avid WVU football and basketball fans. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling and traveled to all 50 states and several countries in Europe and Central America.

Her greatest love was her family. Her happiest moments were the times she spent with her family during holidays, celebrations, sporting events, and family picnics.

She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville with Rev. Dennis Mehaffie officiating. Entombment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel

118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041


Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel

118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041


Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel

118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041


Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel

118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Location:

Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum

Moundsville, WV 26041


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