Rita Alkire

Rita Sue Alkire

Wednesday, February 27th, 1952 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Rita Sue Alkire, 67, of Weston passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a 7 year battle with ALS. She was born in Weston on February 27, 1952: daughter of Paul Alkire and Sona (Minnich) Alkire of Jane Lew, WV.

Rita is survived by one son: Jonathan Paul Eizenberg of St. Louis, MO and three grandchildren: Abigail Eizenberg, Netanel Eizenberg and Aviel Eizenberg. She is also survived by one brother: John Alkire, Sr. and wife Selene of Jane Lew, two sisters: Jeanne Sherry and husband Walter of Galena, OH and Julie Alkire of Weston, one nephew: John Alkire, Jr. of Weston, one great-niece: Sloanne Alkire , two great-nephews: Jake Alkire and J. P. Alkire and she was still close with her son’s father: Zvi Eizenberg. She is also survived by two special friends: Janet McIntyre of Jane Lew and Delores McVay of Weston. Rita was preceded in death by one infant daughter: Amy Eizenberg.

Ms. Alkire was a teacher with the Lewis County Board of Education. She was a graduate of St. Patrick Catholic School with the class of 1970. She received a Master’s degree in Education from West Virginia University. She was a member of the West Virginia Education Association and the Lewis County Education Association. Rita enjoyed working in her flower garden and loved cats and dogs.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman Family Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Hardman Family Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow services in the Machpelah Cemetery of Weston, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Rita may be expressed at

Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Rita Sue Alkire.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hardman Family Funeral Home
    730 N. Main Ave
    WESTON, WV 26452
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Hardman Family Funeral Home chapel
    730 N Main Ave
    WESTON, WV 26452-2248
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Russell Furr
  • Interment

    Machpelah Cemetery


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Margaret Davis

Posted at 07:45am
I remember so well, all those times we spent together in each other's homes, growing up. It was so wonderful to have you as a friend, especially when we went off to WVU together. I will always picture you as that beautiful young girl, laughing and happy... just as you were then. You will be missed.

Samantha Mayo

Posted at 09:36am
Thank you ms.alkire for teaching me all you did and for checking up on me all through the yrs im 30 now and you still made sure i was on the right track. I really love this woman so much ... She was like a mother figure instead of a teacher, she actually cared about her kids she taught . My greatest sympathy for her family and friends. Im so sorry.

Robert Aaron Minnich

Posted at 06:33pm
So sorry to hear about Rita, your family is our thoughts and prayers. Aaron,Weston and Brooke Minnich Clinton NC

Madison B.

Posted at 03:09pm
We will never forget you💙
Love you always,
Madison, Leighton, Ciara, Paxton and Aubriegh

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Posted at 09:43am
To Jon and Family, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
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