Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Rycerz

July 13, 1926 - June 24, 2020
Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Rycerz

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RYCERZ, Elizabeth “Betty” Jane, 93, of Wheeling, WV died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born July 13, 1926, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Michael and Alma (Eisenhauer) Kryah. She was a current member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling and a former member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in South Wheeling. She retired from Bloch Brothers Tobacco in South Wheeling and was an avid WVU Mountaineers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, who she married to the day 70 years ago, Leonard M. “Big Nuke” Rycerz, one granddaughter, Megan Lee Rycerz, one sister, Mary Drosieko, and one brother, John Kryah.

She is survived by five children, Leonard Rycerz Jr. (Karen) of Warwood, WV, Sandra Blackwell (Jack) of Wheeling, Nina Clemons (Bob) of Wheeling, Felecia “Bowie” Kettlewell (Keith) of South Wheeling and Nicky Ryan (Tom) of South Wheeling; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 3-6 pm at the CARE Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling. Visitors are asked to please wear masks to visitation and social distance at the funeral home. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley, 2200 Main Street, 1st Floor, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at carechapel.com


Friday, June 26, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Care Funeral Home , South Wheeling Chapel - Directions
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling , WV 26003

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  • June 25, 2020
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of "Betty". Denny Albaugh

  • June 25, 2020
    Vicky Krupnik lit a candle:
    Lit since June 25, 2020 at 6:32:56 PM

  • June 25, 2020
    Melanie Spiegler says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. BJ was such a sweet woman and loved by all who knew her.

  • June 25, 2020
    Lois and Rob Taylor lit a candle:
    Lit since June 25, 2020 at 6:18:32 PM

  • June 25, 2020
    Christy Younger says:
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.