Pearl Daugherty

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PEARL ROSE DAUGHERTY, 98 of Weirton, WV passed away Monday March 1, 2021 at Serra Manor.

She was born November 19, 1922 in Poland, OH. Daughter of the late John Vargo, Sr. and Poli “Pauline” Reho Vargo.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; Oscar Daugherty (1993); son, William Daugherty (2009); sisters, Irene Slanchik, Emma Bowman, Goldie Marie Kintz, Elizabeth Kramer Murray, Helen “Honey” Lettieri, Lillian “Dolly” Douglas; brothers, George Vargo, Sr., John Vargo.

Pearl was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church; Hancock County Democratic Woman. She loved playing bingo; talking on the phone to family and friends.

Pearl’s employment through the years included being one of the “Rosie the Riveters” (tin flopper) of Weirton Steel; ANS grocery store, New Cumberland, WV; AVON representative/distributor for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah Caine of New Cumberland, WV; grandchildren, Stacey Purpura (Frank) of Wheeling, WV, Miranda Keeder (J) of Weirton, WV; great grandchildren, Audrey and Alex Purpura. Visitation will be Wednesday March 3, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at STEEL & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV. Pastor Randall Krebs will preside. Private interment will be held on Thursday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Special thanks to the staff of Serra Manor for the love and care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial contributions are suggested to Oakland Presbyterian Church, 235 Laurel Drive, Weirton, WV 26062 OR Hancock County Senior Center, 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland, WV 26047.