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EAST LIVERPOOL – L. Gene Ankrom, 85, of East Liverpool, died, Tuesday June 28, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Hospice Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born August 26, 1936 in Weirton, he was the son of the late Earl and Inez R. Shrader Ankrom.

Gene was also predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Betty Heupp Ankrom and by his grandson, Brent Rees Ankrom, his sister, Susan Maze and his nephew, Kevin Maze.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Glenmoor. Gene was very active in the Church, once serving as an elder and on several committees.

He was a graduate of Weir High School Class of 1954. Gene was a proud veteran of the West Virginia National Guard, serving 6 years. He retired from Sherwin Williams in Weirton, where he worked as a store manager for 28 years. After retiring from Sherwin Williams, he worked for 15 years at Walmart in East Liverpool and Power GM in Calcutta. As a young man he enjoyed roller skating at Melody Lanes in Hookstown. He was always ready to lend a hand, never expecting anything in return. Gene loved being outdoors, gardening and bird watching.

Gene will be sadly missed by his son, Scott Ankrom and his fiancée Laverne Owens of Owings Mill, MD.; daughters, Dee Campbell of Weirton and Dawn Burgess and husband Bill of Rootstown, OH. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Kaleb and Kyle Campbell as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Rd. Cabot, Pennsylvania. 16023 and Betty Barnard Fellowship through Glenmoor United Presbyterian Church, 16410 St. Route 267 East Liverpool, OH. 43920.

Pastor Vel Vias will celebrate Gene’s life on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Friends can visit his family, 2 hours before the service from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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