barbara zagula
It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara E. Zagula announces her passing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 75. She was surrounded by family and friends reminiscing of her wonderful life. Barbara was born in Coolville, OH, daughter of the late Edward F. and Vesta Smith. She leaves behind her husband and Polish sweetheart of 59 years, Frank Zagula, whom she married September 12, 1959. Barbara also leaves behind her children, Elizabeth “Betty” (James) Hudson of Weirton, Frank E. Zagula of Weirton, Vicki (Dennis) Mayhew of Harrisville, WV and Marla (Matt) Klabnik of Cabot, PA. She will be remembered by her 11 grandchildren, Anthony (Michelle) Resseger, Sara (Jason) Dunfee, Brittany (Marshall) Resseger, Brianne (Robert) Resseger, Brandon Mayhew, Korey (Kayla) Mayhew, Logan (Rachel) Simon, Samantha (Brandon) Younciak, Alexander (Kyry) Bennett, Cullen Bennett, and Nathanial Bennett, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Barbara will be missed by her siblings Charles (Dolores) Smith, Robert (Barbara) Smith, Audra Corso, Carol Bassett, and her loving sister Karen (Jerry) Anderson. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara put her heart into everything she did. She enjoyed volunteering in her community. She had served on the Hancock County Oldtime Fair Board, WVU Extension Master Gardeners (2003 Master Gardener of the Year), Booster organizations, and Church committees. Most of all, Barbara loved taking care of her family and friends. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be made the Hancock County 4-H Club, 104 North 4th Street, New Cumberland, WV 26047. Arrangements are being conducted by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062. 304-748-3219 Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Frank, Betty, Frankie, Vickie & Marla and families, our deepest sympathy on Barb’s passing, a beautiful lady who will be dearly missed. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Rest in Peace Barb.
    Sincerely, Marlene & Mike Runkel

  2. Aunt Barb this is Kathy aka… Katbird…. We will miss you deeply thanks for the great memories, from when you and Uncle Frank help take care of us kids when mom was having one of us kids, making us tea & toast making big meals for more than you were used to. Enjoying visiting from time to time and spending time here in what we didn’t know would be the last few days on earth. RIP Aunt Barb. Love you forever to the moon and back. and around the universe. Enjoyed our time with you and Uncle Frank thanks for the GREAT MEMORIES may they live forever in our hearts and minds. God Bless and Keep you. Hope Fluffy was waiting and barking at the gate. along with Everyone that has gone before us. Love always Kathy and Audra and Family Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Frank, Frankie. Betty, Vicki and Marla and their boyfriends, spouses , all the grandchildren. Our prayers and thoughts will be with them Always. Love you all,.

  3. Memories of a Great Lady… Love and prayers to Uncle Frank, Frankie, Betty & James, Vicki & Dennis, Marla & Matt. and all the Grandchildren. Love Kathy and Aunt Audra and Family.

  4. So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who always had a smile for everyone. She was a second mom to me while I grew up. Frank, Betty, Frankie, Vicki, Marla and the entire family, may God be with all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you all my love.

  5. So sad to hear about Barbara Zagula’s passing. Fondly remembering childhood years on Braxton Road! She was a very nice lady! My prayers and deepest sympathy to Betty & all the family! Kathy Law Hirkala

  6. Prayers and deep sympathy to all the family. Barb had a terrific personality and always made
    you laugh, and was a great neighbor. I’m sure she will be dearly missed.

  7. Loved talking gardening with her and the going to the greenhouses with her for the “classes” we would take. Love you bunches Aunt Barb and will miss you but you have your wings now and no more pain. sending prayers for the rest of the family in this time of need.

  8. Aunt Barb…. you will be dearly missed by the many people whose lives you touched and those who had the honor of knowing you. May you rest in peace.

  9. I want to offer my condolences to the Zagula family. I knew Barb and Ed for many years since I lived on Braxton Rd. She was a very nice person and I know the family will miss her. She is in my prayers
    Robert Capito

  10. To Frank, Marla, Alex, Sam, Cullen, Nate & the entire family,
    We were so, so saddened to learn of Barb’s passing. She was so much fun to be around & such a good-hearted lady. I’m thankful I got to know her & call her my friend. Although I hadn’t seen her in awhile, I have some wonderful memories with her. She will be missed & never forgotten.
    Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you now & in the days to come.
    Hugs & Prayers,
    Michele, Paul & Shelby Hudson

  11. Dear Vicki, Frank, & family, I was very sad to learn of Barb’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. Missy Marosz

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