Genevieve Birkhimer

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BIRKHIMER, Genevieve Groch “Genny,” 88, of Wellsburg, WV, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Hermitage Valley Hospital in Beaver, PA.

Born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Louise, WV, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Zac) Groch.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Birkhimer; five brothers, Edward, Joseph, Anthony, Andy and John Groch; and seven sisters, Stella Wilson, Sophia Bell, Caroline Groch, Margaret Gaston, Laurene Smith, Ann Vibber, and Rose Taylor.

Genny was a member of the Wellsburg Christian Church and a homemaker. She was also active in the Ladies of the Moose in Wellsburg, WV and the Brooke Bowling Lanes Ladies League.

She is survived by five children, Gary Birkhimer of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael (Nikki) Birkhimer of Follansbee, WV, Jack Birkhimer of Beaver, PA, Mrs. Ted (Cynthia) Priebe of Redondo Beach, CAL, and Mrs. Bill (Dianna) Doss of Scottsdale, AZ, one brother, Walter Groch of Wellsburg, WV; six grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m.. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV.

Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV.

Condolences may be sent to www.mullen bachfh.com.