GAYDA, Doris Ruth Smeltzer, 83, formerly of Wheeling, WV died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Country Club Retirement Center, St. Clairsville, OH.
She was born February 23, 1929, in Climax, PA, a daughter of the late Leonard and Pearl Callen Smeltzer.
She was a homemaker, and Methodist by faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Gayda Sr.; sons, Joseph S. Gayda Jr., and David Paul Gayda; brothers, Donald, Leonard, and Harold Smeltzer; sister, Rebecca Brocious.
Surviving are a son, Donald Gayda (Susie); daughters-in-law, Mary Gayda, and Cathy Gayda; grandchildren, Ben Gayda (Susan), Carly Seals (Andy), Matthew Gayda (Jen), Josh Gayda and Phillip Gayda; seven great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend services, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-277-2722) with Father Edwin Keel officiating.