Evelyn Ruth Buckley, 83, of Weirton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Weirton Medical Center on Friday, September 23, 2022. Born April 2, 1939, in Quantico, VA, Evelyn was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Dugin Becker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Franklin Buckley on July 25, 1988; 3 brothers, Kent, John, and infant brother Robert, and sister, Karen Hornberger.

After several years of faithful service, Evelyn retired from her job as a Dispatcher for the City of Weirton Police Department. She was a former parishioner, dedicated deacon, and a member of the Mat Class at the Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris, PA. She had a passion for helping others through the church, both old and young, whether it was visiting with and taking communion to shut-ins or offering a helping hand and guidance at vacation bible school. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, and an avid shopper, acquiring an impressive collection of shoes and jewelry throughout her lifetime.

Hummingbirds and gardening went hand in hand for Evelyn. She loved to watch the little birds enjoy the fruits of her labor as they buzzed around from flower to flower. Traveling also was important to Evelyn, especially if it was to see and cheer for her grandson, Casey, while he was in a bowling tournament. It can easily be said that Evelyn was his biggest and most dedicated fan, supporting him in all his endeavors. She was so very proud of him and loved him dearly.

Surviving Evelyn and left to cherish her memory are her son, Kevin Buckley (Stephanie) of The Villages, FL; daughter, Denise Krofcheck (Mark) of Weirton, WV; beloved grandson, Casey Krofcheck also of Weirton, nieces, and nephews, and a host of friends, all of whom will miss her.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Susan Spencer-Smith officiating.

Interment in the Davis Cemetery, Tucker County, Davis, WV will take place Friday, October 7, 2022.

Memorial donations should be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org

Tributes for her family can be shared at www.grecohertnick.com


Visitation: October 5, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Visitation: October 5, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Funeral: October 6, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Graveside: October 7, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Davis Cemetery
Blackwater Falls Rd.
Davis, WV 26260


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Evelyn Ruth Buckley 's name.

American Heart Association



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  1. Kevin, Denise & family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a special lady & I’m going to miss my very special neighbor. Sending deepest condolences & prayers for your family. May God be with you all

  2. Candle Selection 8so sorry to hear about your loss, Kevin and Denise. Your mom always was
    a sweet heart. Hope you will find comfort in all your memories you have.
    Becky Bibbee Bonecutter

  3. Denise,
    I met your mom when I was 15 years old. To this day, she will always be one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was quick to smile, and she had the best giggle and contagious laugh. She was always so warm and welcoming when I was in her home. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I know she loved all of you so very much. You, Kevin and Casey were her entire world. May she be met with the comforting arms of your dad, and may they rest together forever in peace.

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