Arthur Plance

Arthur L. Plance, of Sharon, Pa., formerly of Weirton, W.Va., passed away peacefully of Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Wexford Health Care Center, Wexford, Pa., after an extended illness. He was 76.

Arthur was born in Weirton, W.Va., on November 26, 1940, the son of the late George and Dorothy (Ewaskey) Plance. He was a 1959 graduate of Weir High School. He served his country by being in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Arthur had worked as a foreman at Weirton Steel, Weirton, W.Va., for 15 years. He was a charter member and a past board member of the Hancock County Sportsmens Assoc. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. Arthur was of the Baptist faith.

His family includes three daughters, Dorothy Vavis and her husband, Kenneth and Terry Plance, all of Omaha, Neb., Julie Jones and her husband James, of Hammondsville, Ohio; a son, Joseph Plance and his wife, Heidi, of Omaha, Neb.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Sloan, and Roberta Porterfield and her husband Robert, all of Sharon, Pa.; and a brother, George Plance and his wife, MaryAnn of Gainesville, Fla. Also surviving is his companion, Jacqueline Brown, of Reynolds, Pa.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Davis and a brother, Michael Plance.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516.

At his request, there will be no calling hours or services. Cremation services provided by the funeral home.

Arrangements by the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon, PA. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting