POPISH, Mildred Ann "Midge," 85, of Weirton, died Monday September 10, 2012, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.
Born on September 16, 1926 in West Frankfort, IL, Midge was the daughter of the late John and Ann Klash Douglas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elwood L. "Woody" Popish on May 8, 1993; and a brother, George E. Douglas on August 21, 2004.
Midge was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds, bowling, needle point, dancing, reading, crossword puzzles and playing scrabble. She loved to cook and bake and was known for her wedding soup, cheesecake and her finger - licking good fried chicken. But most of all Midge will be remembered for her love of her children especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her beloved cat of 18 years pebbles.
She was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
Midge is survived by her son, David Popish of Weirton; four daughters, Nancy (Kermit) Kowalski of Weirton, Sharon (Gino) Proia of Fort Myers, FL, Suzanne (Scott) Resnick of Gilbert, AZ, and Diane (Dale) Smith of Goldsboro, NC; thirteen grandchildren, Shawn, Eric, McKenna and Caiden Popish, Kerri Kowalski, Brooke Kowalski Mayka, Leeanna and Marcus Mantica, Mallory and Brandon Proia, Tyler Gould, Brittany Toler Smith and Matthew Smith; and eight great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 PM Wednesday at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Thursday, at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.
Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter 715 Gas Valley Road New Cumberland, WV 26047.
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