Cecelia Viola Barnhart of Weirton, WV passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, on September 24, 2018. Cecelia was born October 4, 1953 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cecelia was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Vincent Viola and Josephine Chickerella Viola, sister Katherine J. Viola, grandparents Samuel and Jane Chickerella of Yorkville, Ohio and James and Cecelia Viola of Wellsville, Ohio. Cecelia is the wife of John Edward Barnhart, Sr. and mother of John Edward Barnhart (Evelyn Robertson), Joseph Michael Barnhart of Weirton, WV. and Katherine Josephine David (Jeffrey) of Clinton, PA. Cecelia was a beloved grandmother to Kayla Barnhart, Swansboro, NC, Madison Barnhart, Adam and Hannah Robertson of Weirton, WV, Alyssa and Gianna David of Clinton, PA. She is also survived by sisters Jane Ann Chuma (Bob), of Weirton WV., and Rosemary Rooker (Ron) of Findlay, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sylvia Pflugh of Rayland, OH; and several nephews and nieces. Cecelia was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church and Christian Mothers. She graduated from Madonna High School in 1972 and deeply cared for her patients as a home health nurse aide for many years. Cecelia deeply loved her children and grandchildren who brought her great joy. She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed being around family. Visitation for Cecelia will be held 1-4 and 6-9 PM Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11AM Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Church with the Reverend Father Dennis Schuelkens, Jr. officiating. Interment will be Monday, October 1, 2018 at the WV National Cemetery, Grafton, WV.

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  1. Jane and Family, May our Lord be with your family during this sad time. God bless each of you with strength, comfort, and happy memories,

  2. To Cecelia’s Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Cecelia was such a sweet, loving and warm person and I will always remember her wonderful sense of humor. You have my deepest sympathy.

  3. To Cil’s family: I can still remember her laugh as we all sat around the Viola kitchen table! Baking cookies for all the weddings, telling stories, playing cards and laughing! I remember when her kids (now adults) were little, just how happy she was to watch them grow. (as we all were). In the past years, I saw her several times at St. Paul’s School with her grand daughter. She was so very proud to be a grandmother and loved each and every one of them. There again, the kids/grand kids just made her smile! I’m sure she had a huge smile when she was greeted at the gates of Heaven! No more suffering Cil, it’s all gone. I pray that your family will feel God’s arms around them to comfort them at this very difficult time. Love you all my Viola Family!

  4. My prayer are with the family at this time of sorrow. Cecelia grew up across the street from me on Columbus Way. I have fond memories of her and her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. Deeply sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our chats about all the kids . She was so proud of all her kids and grandkids.. I will definitely miss Cel 😔

  6. My sympathy to the Viola family. Cecilia & I were classmates at MHS. We had lots of laughs & good times. I also worked at Joe’s shoe shop after school. Joe taught me the proper way to polish the shoes after he had repaired them. I was thankful for the work.

  7. We are sending our condolences to her family and prayers. She helped take care of our father, Dolfo. She was such a kind and caring person. Heaven has gained an Angel! Ronnie and Jennifer Ficcs

  8. Dear Jane and family, we are so sorry to hear of Cecilia passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers at this difficult time. . May God Bless all of you and may Cecelia Rest In Peace. Tim and Angela Reinard

  9. What a beautiful video tribute of the beautiful life of Cecilia. My thought and prayers are with the entire Viola family. When I think of Cecilia , I remember her as soft spoken ,kind and always had a warm welcoming smile. I know she made a difference, and I’m proud to have known her. Although it’s been many years since class reunion celebrations , and even more years ago since Saint Paul’s and Madonna high, I always remember Cecilia as a good and kind person. I’m sure she loved and was loved and will be missed by her entire family, again I too am so very sorry to hear of her passing. I am thankful to have known her. God Bless

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