wilma mentzer
Wilma M. Bray Mentzer, 93, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Dixon Health Care, Wintersville, OH. Born January 21, 1920 in Steubenville, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Florence Weinmann Noltemeyer. She was also preceded in death by her husbands John Bray and Elmer Mentzer; brother James Noltemeyer and sister Helen McGoldrick. Mrs. Mentzer was homemaker and former teacher at the Alikana Elementary School in Steubenville. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton and the Weirton Woman's Club. Wilma is survived by her sons John (Shirley) Bray of Wintersville, James (Karen) Mentzer, Sr. of Moon Township, PA and Timothy (Diane) Mentzer of Fairhaven, MA; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 300 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, WV from 10AM until time of the 11AM funeral service with Reverend Gene Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, OH. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions should be designated to St. Thomas E.C.W. c/o St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 300 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. What a truly great lady. We enjoyed all the backyard get togethers with the neighborhood friends and Wilma was one of the highlights. Our sincere condolences on the loss of a loved one who truly was one of the good people of the world.

  2. Many happy memories living next door to the Bray’s. We think of you often. Our prayers are with you for the loss of your mother.

  3. John, Cathie and I send our condolences and prayers to you and your family on the passing of your mother. John & Cathie Hock

  4. John & Family, I will forever remember Wilma for her love of family. I was fortunate to be in her company at the bridge table with many stories of family outings. With deepest sympathy, Janet Backel

  5. To the family: Mrs. Mentzer was a great friend of Anne’s Mom & Dad (Norma and Ben Murphy). She and Mr. Mentzer hosted an engagement party for us many years ago. We have several pictures of her having fun with Norma, Ben and her other neighbors. She was truly a special person and we will never forget her. May God bless her and each member of her family.

  6. So sorry to read of the passing of Wilma I was in The Weirton Women’s Club with Wilma and thought she was a very nice person. You have my deepest sympathy. Veda

  7. Mrs. Mentzer was a great neighbor and friend! What I will remember is that she always came to visit with a pretty bag filled with one of her stitching creations and a notepad or candle, or some other useful gift. I have many of her handmade coasters, hanging hand towels, and even a Christmas angel made of a kitchen towel set. And how we will miss that delicious cheese spread. She was a treasure in our lives.

  8. I had the privilege of meeting Wilma at Dixon Nursing and Rehabilitation. She and I bonded immediately. She always wanted to help. (Anything from folding napkins, passing out the goodies or keeping an eye on fund raiser goodies, even helping me set up for her bridge club) She enjoyed taking about her family and also enjoyed seeing pictures of my grand children. I will miss her dearly.

  9. My sincere sympathy to the family of Wilma. She was the definition of a lady and was so giving. I truly enjoyed talking with her. She will be dearly missed in the neighborhood.

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