barbara hargest
Barbara Avis Hargest, 65, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born on August 26, 1949 in Weirton, a daughter of the late John H. and Avis F. (Fleming) Howell. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers Gary Swiger, Larry "Tub" Swiger and John Howell. Barbara was a 1967 graduate of Weir High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening; crossword and jig saw puzzles and bird watching. Barbara is survived by her husband David M. Hargest of Weirton, son Jonathan Diley of Illinios, daughters Barbara (Lee) Alleman of New Cumberland and Brandi Diley of Weirton, step-sons David Hargest of Weirton and Ian Hargest of Nevada, step-daughter Vivian Ferguson of Weirton, grandchildren Caitlin and Connor Hargest, step-grandchildren Jessica Hargest, Jaimie and Heather Ferguson and Robert and Jordon Alleman, step- great-grandson Jaxson Alleman and sister Shirley (William) Sponaugle as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. Funeral Services will be held immediately following visitation at 8:00 PM Dr. Rev. Ed Rudiger will preside. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

Memories Timeline


  1. Momma, I miss you so much already.. Thank you for being the most awesome mom anyone could ever ask for. I know you’re at peace now….I love you so very very much.. We will be together again one day… Bobbi Jo and Lee

  2. Brandi, Barb, Jon, Dave, and the rest of the family so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Through Brandi She allowed me to be a guest in her home many times and always made sure I felt like family and not just a guest. No words can take your pain away but on behalf of myself and the Bissell family offer you all prayers and condolences during this time.


  3. You are greatly loved Aunt Barb and will be missed immensely, you will be forever in our hearts. Love you Mel

  4. The days drag on and the hours blur, and the world turns gray. I love you, Grandma. I miss you.

  5. I am beholden to Barb for how she accepted our family as hers! She treated me with compassion and the love you’d expect from a family! God bless you!

  6. Brandi, Dave, Barb, Jon and the rest of the family. Our deepest condolences to you all during this hard time. Just know that your mom and wife is no longer suffering and can watch over you all. Time does heal and we are here for you. We’ll be praying for you. All our love! Dave & Mary Growden

  7. Bobbi Jo and Lee, Jon, Brandi, Caitlin, and Connor: Our hearts are breaking for you. May wonderful family memories help ease your sense of loss through the day and the coming weeks. We love you and send our deepest sympathies. Love, Steve and Tony

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