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James Eugene Marsh

November 3, 1934 - March 30, 2019

James Eugene Marsh, 84 of McMechen, WV passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital.  He was born November 3, 1934, in Bethlehem, WV a son of the late Herbert and Elvera Kroneweth  Marsh.

James was Catholic by faith and a member of St James Catholic Church in McMechen, He was also a member of American Legion Post 3.  He was a  graduate of Wheeling High School and a US Army Veteran.

James worked many jobs in his lifetime, including an Electrical Instructor at Belmont Technical College, supervisor  Barmet Aluminum, CONSOL Coal Company  Mcelroy and Ireland mines as an electrician and Instructor at Peabody Coal Company.

James married Twila Jean Parker  Marsh on April 11, 1953, for  57 years until her passing on October 10, 2010.  They had 6 children.

He is survived by his 3 Daughters: Bunnie Olsson of McMechen, Sandra (Pete Ringuette) Martin of Michigan, Sheila (Rodger) Gamble of McMechen, and 2 Sons James (Helen) Marsh of Cameron and Ronald (Tamara) Marsh of Moundsville.  A Brother in Law Charles “Butch” Parker Jr of Florida, 12 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grand Children, 1 Great Great Granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Twila Jean, son Joseph, Mother In law Nellie Jean Parker, father in law Charles H Parker, Brother Herbert and Sister Harriett.  His beloved son in law John E. Martin Jr, Great Grand Daughter Victoria McKenzie, Sister in laws Delores Marsh and Charlotte Duymich and Brother in Law Charles Duymich.

He will be dearly missed and forever in their hearts.  The family would like to give special thanks to Siggy Little for visiting their father at his home the past few years to give him communion.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home 214 Marshall St, McMechen, WV on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 2 PM to 8 PM.  Vigil services will be held at 730 PM  at the funeral home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church in McMechen at 11 am on Friday, April 5th.  Interment will follow at Parkview Memorial Gardens in Wheeling.

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


St. James Catholic Church

326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019


Parkview Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Wheeling, WV 26003

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