margie flinn
Margie Arlene Flinn of Weirton died Saturday March 13, 2021, at the Country Club Manor in Steubenville, OH. She was 86. Margie was born in Weirton, WV to John and Opal P. Stevens Wetzel on August 12, 1934. She graduated from Weir High School, where she was a member of the Red Rider’s Marching Band. On July 10, 1954 she married Russel Flinn. Russel and Margie were blessed with four sons, five grandchildren and eventually two great-grandsons in their 48 years of marriage. Russel worked in the cinder plant at Weirton Steel and Margie worked at Weirton Heights Elementary School as a teacher’s aide prior to becoming a secretary for Dr. Lou Anetakis. Margie’s life centered around her family. She was the president of the Weirton Heights PTA, and was a Cub Scout Den Leader when her boys were young. Around her home, she enjoyed knitting , crocheting, and collecting dolls. When she was younger she enjoyed camping with her husband and her sons. Margie nourished her faith at the Weirton Heights Church of Christ, were she taught Sunday School. In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her son, John “Rusty” Flinn, in 1983 as a result of a truck accident, and her husband, Russel Flinn on March 8, 2002. She will be remembered with love by her three sons, Rick (Terry) Flinn, Keith (Sharon) Flinn, and Ken Flinn; her brother, Corliss “Bud” (Jeanie) Wetzel; her five grandchildren, Rickie Lee Flinn, Jessica (Jeremiah) Kraft, Christopher Flinn, Desiree (Jason) Smith, and Danielle (Ian) Hicks; and her great-grandsons, Cameron Hicks and London Smith. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM. Minister Steve Smithbauer will preside. Interment will follow at Highland Hill Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV Memorial contributions may be made to the Weirton Heights Church of Christ Share tributes at 304 748 -3219

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  1. Rick, Keith and Kenny, Margie was such a wonderful person. I treasure her friendship and her example throughout the years. May God comfort you as only He can at this difficult time. Love you all.

  2. Sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Dear Flynn family, So many good memories of your mom during PTA days and band parents days with my mom. She was always willing to help with projects and be involved for not only her kids, but all kids. May the happy memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Gerry and Melanie Donofe

  4. Kenny, I am so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a kind person. I fondly remember her from when I was a student at Weirton Heights Elementary way back when. I have this one vivid memory of her from when I was in the first grade. I kept telling my teacher that my ear was hurting and she wouldn’t listen to me. At lunch time I was standing in line to get my lunch and I was crying because my ear was hurting so badly. Your mom came up to me and asked if I was ok. When I said no and told her what was wrong, she took me straight to the office, called my mom and sat with me the whole time trying to soothe me until my mom got to school to pick me up. Your mom put some cotton in my ear and had me sit with my ear against her to keep it warm to try and ease the pain. She was so caring, She will be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family during this your time of loss. Love, Denise (Buckley) Krofcheck

  5. Kenny and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her when she was in the store and missed seeing her when she wasn’t able to come shopping any more. She was so sweet and always had a smile on her face! May all of your wonderful memories help you get through the coming days. Chris

  6. Dear Flinn Family, we are sadden to hear of your mother/ grandmother’s passing. We have a lot of wonderful memories of our families hayrides, camping and traveling! She always made me the most fabulous outfits for my Barbies! A wonderful lady! Keeping you all I. Our prayers, The Englert Family.

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