Celia Susanne Sue (Eaton) Alkire, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in her daughter's home, surrounded by family.
Sue was born June 13, 1936, in Belleville, W.Va., to Earl and Garnet (Life) Eaton.
She was preceded in death by four siblings, Elaine Ross Hale, Eugene Eaton, Rachel Hale and Jack Eaton; and one sibling, Patricia Jackson, resides in Ohio. Sue and her children's father, James Alkire, were the parents of five children, Richie Gene Alkire (deceased), Jennifer Wharton (Alvin) of Vienna, W.Va., Steve Alkire (Jeanette) of Heath, Ohio, Darren Alkire (Joy) of St. Marys, W.Va., and Kreig Alkire (Theresa) of Columbus, Ohio. Sue was the proud grandmother of five, Kristin Wharton, Brandon Wharton (Sara), Kathryn Holcomb (Paul), Jessica Alkire and Jack Alkire. She had two great-grandchildren, Lillian Holcomb and Annalynn Holcomb; and five step-great-grandchildren, Dakota Holcomb, Trinity King, Alaina Brigner, Kianna Hester and Aniyah Hester. She is also survived by a former daughter-in-law, Karen Alkire, who remained a special friend. Sue was preceded in death by two beloved canine friends, Heidi and Cujo.
At her request, there will be no service or visitation.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.