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Catherine Marie
Gelhausen (Fortney )

August 22, 1928 – November 24, 2018

Catherine Gelhausen
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Obituary for Catherine Marie Gelhausen (Fortney )

Catherine M. (Fortney) Gelhausen, age 90 of Oak Grove Road, Grafton, WV passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown.
She was born August 22, 1928 in Pinebluff in Harrison County a daughter of the late Harold G. and Nellie (Sapp) Fortney.

She is survived by two sons, Gary P. Gelhausen and Marvin D. Gelhausen, both of Grafton; two granddaughters, Cheryl (Joedy) Lambert of the Valley Falls Community and Laurie (Alan) Smith of Morasco Addition, all of Grafton; five great-grandchildren, Cody Lambert, Drake Toothman, Jarret Lambert, Chris and Emily Smith; two brothers, Harold (J.R.)Fortney, of Bridgeport and Kenneth F. (Brenda) Fortney of Shinnston; one sister, Edith (Donald) Gull of Traps Springs Rd., Grafton; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore William Gelhausen; one sister, Rheta Fortney Westerman Zorik; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Helen (Plott) Fortney.

She resided most of her life in the Oak Grove Community, as well as a few years at both Flemington and Pruntytown. She devoted herself to God and family. She enjoyed attending church, reading her Bible, and spending time with family and friends.
She was a member of the Blueville Church of Christ and a member of the Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society. She had beautiful cursive penmanship and enjoyed writing letters and sending cards. Her sons, granddaughters and great-grandchildren remember her making them bunny-shaped pancakes for breakfast. She enjoyed watching holiday fireworks, taking care of her family, ironing, baking, preparing meals, talking on the phone, and other household chores.

She was a faithful Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to her family and she loved everyone she met.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Wednesday,
November 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Blueville Church of Christ on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Evangelist Jeff Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Catherine will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m.

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Donald G. Ford Funeral Home
950 George Washington Hwy.
US Rt. 50 West
Grafton, WV 26354

Second Visitation

When Thursday, November 29th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Blueville Church of Christ
310 Victory Avenue
Grafton, WV 26354

Service Information

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 11:00am
Evangelist Jeff Tucker
Blueville Church of Christ
George Washington Hwy
Grafton, WV 26354

Interment Information

Oak Grove Cemetery
1053 Oak Grove Road
Grafton, WV 26354
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