Terri Joyce Haid

Terri Joyce Haid

Terri Joyce Haid was born on September 30, 1941, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and died on February 9, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Virginia Grammer.

Terri was a valedictorian graduate of St. Johns Central High School in Bellaire, Ohio, and a magna cum laude graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. She received a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

A dedicated librarian, Terri believed that the dissemination of knowledge through reading would make society better and happier. She served thousands of students during her long tenure as librarian at Parkersburg Catholic High School and built a library collection there that was remarkable for a small, private school. Terri excelled as an editor and proofreader and was an authority on grammar, punctuation and usage. She was also employed by her son’s company, MCWV Inc. of Charleston, W.Va., as a copywriter and proofreader and was an essential part of their team.

Her many friends will remember her kind and generous nature shared with every person that crossed her path. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who relished every opportunity to care for her grandchildren, whom she loved beyond all measure.

Terri is survived by her three children and her three grandchildren: her daughter, Amy Elizabeth Haid and her daughter, Fiona Elizabeth Haid, of Columbus, Ohio; son, John Stewart Haid, his wife, Amber, and their sons, Leo Haid and Ian Haid of Parkersburg, West Virginia; and her son Michael S. Haid and his wife, Carol, of Charleston, West Virginia. She is also survived by her sister, Gayle Malizia of Tallmadge, Ohio.

Terri fought an epic battle for over three months at several hospitals and received magnificent care from her healthcare providers, most importantly from her son John, who managed her care every step of the way. The challenges she overcame in her care astounded medical staff on several occasions. She approached death many times along this journey and then made remarkable recoveries. She had an amazing will to live and fought to the bitter end. This is exactly how she approached life. Persistent, determined and undeniably Terri.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Parkersburg on February 13 at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the adjacent Parish Hall. The mass will be officiated by Rev. Steve. Terri will be interred at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Parkersburg at a later time in a private ceremony.