Edith Virginia “Polly” Alt, age 93, of Petersburg, WV passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. She was born October 25, 1925 in Petersburg, WV and was a daughter of the late Thomas William Cox and Elizabeth (Mongold) Cox.
In addition to her parents, “Polly” was preceded in death by her husband, Forest D. Alt on March 31, 2014 after 67 years of marriage; also preceded by two sisters, Mary Mauzy and Annalee Bible and one brother, Junior Cox; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Mauzy and Wardnie Bible; sister-in-law, Faye Cox.
“Polly” was employed by Windsor Knit Sewing Factory, Joan Curtis Manufacturing, Edinburg Manufacturing and was manager and retired from Schwab (Little Me Clothes) Manufacturing. She was a faithful member of Grove Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg. “Polly” was a member of the American Legion Post 64 Ladies Auxiliary and member of the Rebekah Lodge.
“Polly” is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Tim) Cooper of Elkins, WV and Brenda (Rick) Feaster of Petersburg, WV; one son, Terry “Buddy” Alt of Petersburg, WV; six grandchildren, William “Christina” Umbright of Morgantown, WV, Thomas (April) Rohrbaugh of Petersburg, WV, Beverly (Brian) Romero of Elkins, WV, Beth (Tommy) Scott of Oakland, MD, Jeff (Alyssa) Feaster of Weirton, WV and Morgan Heavner of Petersburg, WV; seventeen great grandchildren, Codie Rohrbaugh and Brooklyn, Samatha Rohrbaugh, Josh and Macie Romero, Julia, Natalia and Austin Feaster, Tommie, Sidney, Sunni and Sadie Scott, Tyler and Katie Umbright, Chasity Alt, Blake Heavner, Hunter Heavner and Addison Heavner; one great-great grandson, Benjamin Creed Rohrbaugh; one sister, Nancy (Les) Given of Charlotte, NC and one brother, Wayne Cox of Manassas, VA; sister-in-law, Kay Cox of Winchester, VA and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Hakes and Pastor Yvonne Black officiating. Burial will be in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, West Virginia.
Family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Grove Street United Methodist Church, 11 North Grove Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.