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Marjorie Gherke

Marjorie Jane Gherke (Stump)

Thursday, March 22nd, 1934 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Marjorie Jane Stump Gherke, 86, of Grantsville passed away at Minnie Hamilton Health System on October 8, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Grantsville, WV on March 22, 1934, daughter of Garland and Alta Conklin Stump.

Marge was the co-owner and operator of Garland’s Grocery of Grantsville for 31 years with her late husband, Ardene L. Gherke. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville, where she was an active leader of many committees. Marge was married to Ardene L. Gherke for 45 years and was a very proud and selfless mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Patsy McCartney-Countryman (Ron), Terry Blankenship (Rick), Deborah Richards (Ricky), Ron Gherke (Shelia), Carol Barr (Leroy), Brenda Bush (Bob) and Janet Gherke (Denver).

Grandchildren, Jason Blankenship (Nikki), Tracie Hosey (Mark), Scott Gherke (Cassie), Brian Richards (Jessica), Eric McCartney (Angelica), Travis McCartney (Kelli), Sarah Harper (Stoney), Brandon Gainer (Ashley), Tiffany Barr, Amanda Richards, Briana Blankenship, Kayla Staton (Paul), Courtney Lewis, Nick Bush and Carri Catapano.

Great-Grandchildren, Caelan Harper, Landon Richards, Amera Hosey, Ryan Harper, Owen Gherke, Alaina Richards, Aleeya Hosey, Paisley Harper, Jayden Hall, Mackenzie McCumbers, Abigail McCumbers, Kendall Richards, Gunnar McCartney, Finn McCartney, Max Gherke, Skylar Gainer, Emma Blankenship, Keizer Staton, Michael Catapano, Justin Porter, Lily Porter, Xavier Porter, Haiden Staton, Liam Staton, Landon Staton, Hailey Staton, Marie Lewis, Alyssa Wells and Maddix Wells.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roxel Stump and Michael Stump; sisters, Emogene Boggs and Susan Nutter; son-in-law, Michael McCartney and father and mother-in-law, Cleburn and Flara Gherke.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Grantsville, WV, with Pastor Ron Chesser officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV. Burial will be in the Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, WV.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc.-Grantsvile
    Address
    107 Market St.
    GRANTSVILLE, WV 26147
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Grantsville
    Address
    High St.
    GRANTSVILLE, WV 26147
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    Officiant
    Pastor Ron Chesser
  • Interment

    Location
    Colliins Community Cemetery
    Address
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    Stumptown , WV
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Roger Tucker

Posted at 04:11pm
I remember her very well....a community fixture all during my childhood in Grantsville. My heart goes out to those dealing with the lose of this fine lady. Prayers for all of you. Roger Tucker
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Saren

Posted at 10:09am
We really were sad to hear of the passing of Marge. She was one fine lady and we both have sweet memories of her and Ardene that we hold dear to our hearts. Just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers . Saren (Kerby) Swentzel and Debbie (Kerby ) Myers. Uncle Bob and Aunt Jackie's girls.
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Posted at 09:10pm
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Posted at 05:48pm
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marge was loved by all!
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