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Franklin Eugene Kirkbride

April 19, 1943 - April 5, 2018

Franklin Eugene Kirkbride, 74, of Wheeling, joined his beloved wife, Patricia Ann Kirkbride on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Frank was born April 19, 1943 in New Matamoras, OH, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eugene Kirkbride, Sr and Alice (Wheeler) Kirkbride.

He was a Retired Carpenter Foreman for the City of Wheeling, Street Department. Member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling; Member of the Wildlife League of Ohio County; Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1891, Elm Grove. Frank was a very simple man, who lived and preferred a simplified life. Having loved all types of hunting and fishing, he shared that love with his family.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister Nita Mae Blattner and his sister Kay Alice Taylor.

Left to cherish his memory are his Step-son, Albert Mestrovic, Jr (Sherrie) of Valley Grove, WV; Step-Daughter, Beverly Fahey (Robert) of Wheeling; Step-daughter, Tracy Jewett (Bud) of Valley Grove, WV; Sister, Judy Berisford of Wheeling; Sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Pompeo (Mike) of Wheeling; Brother, Carl Kirkbride, Jr (Sally) of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Jesse Mestrovic of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Amanda West (Shawn) of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Alison Covert (Eric) of Marysville, Ohio; Step-grandchild Bobbi Leigh Fahey (fiance’, Zachary T. Irving) of Bridgeport, Ohio; Step-great-grandchild, Alivia West; Step-great-grandchild, Gabriel West; Step-great-grandchild, Lailah Covert, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 141 Kruger St., Elm Grove, WV on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1251 Warwood Avenue, Suite A, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018


St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church

141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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