Veronica Mary Welters Block, 92, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She most recently lived in Bethel Park, PA, and was formerly from Weirton, WV.
She was born in Albany, Minnesota, and grew up on the family farm. A quiet and gentle spirit, she was also independent, leaving her home in Minnesota at age 17 for work opportunities and college in Kansas and New Mexico. Veronica met her future husband, Ralph N. Block, DDS, in Albuquerque, NM, and they were married in 1954 in Germany where Ralph was stationed with the Air Force. In 1959 they moved to Weirton where Veronica was very active at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. For over 50 years, she baked peach pies for the annual Peach Festival.
Veronica was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Poepping and Henry Welters; her beloved husband, Ralph; sisters, Dorothy Storkamp Kliche, Frances Dean, Marcella Van Heel, Regina Ramey, Rita Eggert, Viola Cipala; and brothers, Alphonse, Anthony, Hubert, Vincent, and adopted brother Edmund Van Heel.
She is survived by children, Janet (Doug) Toth (PA), Barbara (Robert) Koontz (NY), and David (WV); grandchildren, Doug (Marilyn) Koontz (CO), Brad (Kelley) Koontz (MT); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements by Beinhauer-Connell, 5120 W. Library Avenue, Bethel Park, 412-835-7940. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army of Brooke County WV, or a charity of choice. Please make and view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.