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John Howard Marple

December 10, 1939 - August 8, 2015

MARPLE, John H., 75, of Wheeling, W.Va. died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born December 10, 1939, in Wheeling, a son of the late Roy and Savella (Henry) Marple. He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry, Ohio plant and the past owner of VAPCO Inc. in Wheeling. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove and a United States Marine Corp veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Sue Marple, one brother, William Marple, and one niece, JoAnn.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sue (Kuntz) Marple; three children, Jeff (Barb) Marple of Wheeling, Jill (Brian) Saner of Wheeling, and Lori (Bill) Buchanan of Wheeling; one sister, Jane (Clyde) Shook of Wheeling; one sister-in-law, Sally Marple of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Rebecca Marple, Riley Saner, Liam Buchanan, and Logan Buchanan; four great grandchildren, Arriyah, Elizabeth, Ahnikah, and Nolan; and several nieces and nephews.
John H. Marple was a true gentleman. He was everyone’s neighbor and friend. His smile and kind handshake were always ready. He was an extraordinary husband, father, and Pappy. He will be forever in our hearts.
Friends will be received on Monday, August 10, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling with Rev. Gary Naegele as celebrant. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. There will be a funeral luncheon following at the St. Vincent de Paul Marist Center in Elm Grove.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at <>

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 am


St. Vincent dePaul Church

2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Mt. Calvary Cemetery Assoc.

Mt. Calvary Lane
Steubenville, OH 43952

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