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Gorrell, Mary Sue

Posted: Jun 06, 2019
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Mary Sue Gorrell, 79, of Parkersburg passed away June 4, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on November 11, 1939 in Parkersburg and was the daughter of the late Jesse Lawrence and Dorothy Elizabeth Myers Stephens.

Mary graduated from PHS class of 1958 and went on to work as a secretary for several offices through Kelly Services. She was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Vienna and enjoyed crocheting, cake decorating, square dancing and cooking. Most importantly, Mary Sue was a wonderful mother and homemaker that loved spending time with family and friends.

Surviving Mary is her son James Arthur Gorrell Jr. of Parkersburg, daughter Julia Anne Bernas (Brad) of Pittsburgh, PA, grandchildren Christoph James Bernas and Therese Julia Bernas, brother John Marion and several loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband James Arthur Gorrel Sr., brother Lawrence Stephens, sisters Clara Lou Seevers, sister Thelma Burchard, brother Daniel Stephens and sister Carolyn Hammond.

The family would like to extend a special thank you Dr. Hamirani, DaVita Dialysis Staff and the caring team at Marietta Memorial Hospital that took such wonderful care of Mary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church of Vienna with Father John Gallagher as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with a recitation of the Rosary at 8 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Mary to St. Michael Catholic Church, 213 55th St. Vienna, WV 26105.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com