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Margaret Defibaugh

August 16, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

DEFIBAUGH, Margaret E., 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

She was born December 16, 1921, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Youseff (Joseph) Gorayeb and Zakia (Ski) Kanaan Gorayeb.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry William Defibaugh; three sisters, Theresa Gorayeb Yeager, Rose Gorayeb, and Martha Gorayeb Zainoon; one brother, Joseph "Buddy" Gorayeb, and two nieces, Vicki Taylor and Jo Elaine "Jody" Gorayeb.

She is survived by five nieces, Nancy (Dr. Angelo) Georges, Cassie (Pat) Coyne, Toni (Jim) Grover, Margaret "Margie" Gorayeb, and Marilyn Jean (Bill) Loffer; three nephews, Joseph (Sue) Gorayeb, John Yeager, and Michael Yeager; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. with Msgr. Kevin Quirk.

Interment will take place on Monday, August 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery.

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