Leanna Lorraine Meffe, 89, of Monongah, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2018) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Aug. 14, 1928 in Monongah, daughter of the late Matteo and Santa Ciamarra Meffe.
Leanna was a registered nurse at Fairmont General Hospital. She was a selfless individual who donated to several charities including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project and the Humane Society. She was a true animal lover and patron of strays. Leanna was involved in many social organizations, such as the Catholic Daughters. She was very active in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah. While she was obtaining her psychiatric nursing training in Chicago, she also learned to dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. She graduated from St. Mary's Nursing School in Clarksburg with an RN licence.
Leanna is survived by her nieces and nephews, Janice Miller, David Meffe and Patricia of Kingsport, Tennessee, James "Robert" Meffe and Sherri, Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith and James of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, Teresa Hamrick and Brian of Florance, Kentucky, Jennifer Leyh and Thomas, and John Matthew Meffe; great-nieces and nephews, Denise (Michael) Roncone, Kevin (Karen) Wood, Janine (Jeff) Watson, Lauren Meffe, Matthew (Emily) McGinnis, Daren Meffe and wife Emily, Lenzy Meffe, Aaron Hamrick, Eli Hamrick, Isaac Hamrick, Christopher Smith, Christian Leyh, Jacob Leyh; several great-great nieces and nephews, Danielle Williams, Cipi (Gene) Greek, Kyle Wood, Jayden Walton, Brooks Brown, and Zachary McGinnis; and compassionate friends, Lisa Joy, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Commodore, Sandra Skormsley and countless others.
In addition to her parents, Leanna is preceded in death by four brothers, Angelo, Orlando, Anthony and Pasquale "Patsy" Meffe; three sisters, Italia "Edith" Gibbles, Anna Meffe and Enis "Agnes" Meffe; and a niece, Tyndara Meffe.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Avenue in Fairmont. There will be a vigil service at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will he held at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah at 10:30 a.m. with Father Vincent Joseph celebrating. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Monongah. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah or the Marion County Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on February 1, 2018