victoria mcpherren
Victoria C. McPherren, 98, of Walnut Creek, OH formerly of the Weirton Area, died February 28, 2015 at the Walnut Hill Nursing Home, Walnut Creek, OH. She was a daughter of late Pete and Anna (Biernat) Velegol. Born Piotr Wylegala from Spojowice, Poland, Pete came to the US in June 1905 at the age of 27 where his last name was changed to Velegol at Ellis Island. Victoria was later born on July 16, 1916, in Stewartsville, OH and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul McPherren; two brothers, Joseph and John Velegol; and three sisters, Mary Ann Mazeka, Stella Velegol and Clara Morton. Victoria was a great homemaker who enjoyed a very healthy lifestyle. Although they did not have any children of their own, they often showered their nieces and nephews with love and encouragement. After her husband retired from Weirton Steel, they moved from Weirton to Paris, PA, where they enjoyed gardening and had one of the first windmills in the area that produced electricity for their house. Having a love for the Amish Country, Victoria and her husband eventually lived the remainder of their lives in Walnut Creek, OH. She was a member of Saint Paul's and Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A funeral service will be held 9 AM Tuesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Rev. Fr. Manny Gelido will preside. Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV

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  1. To family and dear friends, I am very sorry to have heard of Victoria’s passing. I would like to extend my condolences and please leave a scripture for comfort. Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 says, “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Please continue to love and support one another, and look forward to Almighty God’s faithful promise. -John 5:25-29 With deep sympathy and heartfelt prayer.

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