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Patricia June Eckels

December 10, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Patricia June Eckels, 78, of Sistersville, W.Va., passed away Dec. 9, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1934, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Gehring and Ella Siegenthaler Gehring. Patty was a co-owner of Eckels Funeral Home in Sistersville for over 30 years. She was a member of the Sistersville First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the OES New Martinsville Chapter #50, and she was a Red Hatter.

She is survived by her husband, John P. Eckels of Sistersville; sons, Scott (Kim) Eckels of Williamstown and Todd (Patty) Eckels of Morgantown; grandchildren, Logan, Caroline, Olivia, Jeremy and Kayla; and longtime caregiver, Kate Beegle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ida Gehring and Mary Kirk.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Brian Seders officiating. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

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