ethel cunningham
Ethel M. Cunningham, 81, of Weirton, WV died Friday February 1, 2008, at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1927, in Canonsburg, PA, a daughter of the late Leroy and Flora Seabright Wilson Clemens. Ethel was also preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Wilson and her sister, Alice Smith. Ethel was a homemaker, who previously was a nurse's aid at the Weirton General Hospital and the Weirton Osteopathic Hospital. Her love for bowling led her to her employment as a clerk at the Holiday Lanes and the Steel Valley Lanes in Weirton, where she bowled and traveled in many different leagues. Ethel also enjoyed puzzles and taking care of her pets. She attended the Evangel Baptist Church and the Resurrection Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. (Bud) Cunningham, whom she married in April of 1947; her son, Ralph L. Cunningham of Weirton; her daughter, Gloria Cunningham Zatezalo of Waynesburg, PA; her sister, Dorothy Brehm of Steubenville, OH; two grandsons, Jon and Eli Zatezalo and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday. Pastor Mike Hampton will preside. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Share tributes and memories with her family at

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  1. Dear Family Members Ethel was a wonderful person an threw out my life was always there for me over the past few years I didn’t keep in good contact but I want you to know she will always be my grandma and Baby Nicholas will be told stories of her as has greatgrandma. ALL OUR LOVE Bryan, Jodie, and Nicholas Snodgrass

  2. To Bud and Ralph and the rest of the Cunningham family I am so sorry about the loss of your wife and mom. She was such a bright and spunky lady. She brightened up everybody’s day. She will be missed by all who knew her. Take care my friends. Vanessa Butler

  3. Gloria- I was so sorry to here of your mother’s passing. I hope you know that if I could be there that I would. I am at my son’s for the birth of my grand-daughter. My condolences to your whole family. I’ll call you. God Bless!

  4. So sorry for your loss. I’m here on vacation and check in on the news.Please take care of Elmer. I know you will. See ya , Loranna Tate

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