Joan Nevelle Pate, 80, of Steubenville, OH, passed away Sunday November 27, 2011, at the Trinity West Medical Center in Steubenville, OH. Born on July 7, 1931 in Elbert, WV, Joan was a daughter of the late Ira and Virginia Brown Myers. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Wesley "Jack" Pate, on October 22, 2010; an infant son, Ira Pate; two brothers, Jimmy and Walter Myers, and a sister, Edith Browning. Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Wintersville United Methodist Church. Joan is survived by her son, Dr. Wesley (Rina) Pate of Weirton, WV; a daughter, Attorney Sarah Beth Pate of Kentfield, CA; a granddaughter, Stephanie Pate; three brothers, David Myers of Princeton, WV; Gene Myers, of Newport News, VA, and Ralph Myers, of Mooresville, NC; three sisters, Phyllis Rutherford, of Coalwood, WV; Marlene Martin of Mt. Gilead, OH, and JoAnn VanWaes of Lowden, IA; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, where funeral services will be held 8 AM on Wednesday. The Reverend Clint Quillen, Jr. will preside. Additional services will be held 3PM Wednesday at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV, with Pastor David Rudolph presiding. Entombment will follow.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family. Joan was a dear friend and neighbor in Steeplechase. I am currently in South Carolina and regret that I will be unable to attend the service.

  2. To Dr. Pate and Family, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Gurskey Family

  3. Dear Sarah and Wes, My heartfelt condolences to you both and to your family members on the death of your mother. I also want to take this time to share my condolences on the passing of your father earlier this year. I did not find out about his passing in time to send any condolences. Your parents were so wonderful to me when you guys lived across the street – always so warm and welcoming. And I will never forget them taking the time to escort two adolescent girls to see Donnie Osmond in concert! Take care…will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

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