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Official Obituary of

Joanne Barkhurst

July 9, 1943 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Joanne Barkhurst Obituary

Joanne Barkhurst, 80, of New Cumberland died Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Weirton Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born July 9, 1943 in Steubenville, OH,  the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Swearingen) Markle. She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Paul and Delnora (Diamond) Barkhurst as well as an infant son, Brian Paul.

After graduating from Weir High School in 1961, Joanne worked on and off for many years at various banks including Peoples Bank, Wesbanco, and First National Bank taking time off to raise her family before returning to work. She was an active member of the Oakland Presbyterian Church congregation and choir as well as an excellent housekeeper and cook. No one ever went hungry at Joanne's house.  Aside from singing in the church choir, Joanne enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren. 

Joanne married the love of her life, Albert "Manny" Barkhurst, on March 18, 1967. In addition to her husband, surviving are one son Bradley (Belinda) Barkhurst of Weirton; two daughters Kristine (Brian) Spurlock of Chester and Nancy (Christian) Watkins of New Cumberland; brother Kenneth (Helen) Markle of Paris, PA; sisters Linda (Rich) Strosky  and Dottie (Robert) Reardon, both of Weirton; brother in-law and sister in-law James (Carol) Cassella of Georgetown, PA; six grandchildren Haley, Lauren, Caleb, Gabriella, Alexandra and CJ as well as many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, 380 Penco Road, Weirton. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am at the funeral home. Pastor Randy Krebs will officiate. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Those who wish to remember Joanne in a special way may make a donation in her name to Oakland Presbyterian Church c/o Albert Barkhurst at 114 Valley Drive New Cumberland, WV 26047.

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January 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services
380 Penco Rd
Weirton, WV 26062

Funeral Service
January 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services
380 Penco Rd
Weirton, WV 26062


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