Anna D. Costine

February 20, 1921 - February 18, 2018

02/20/1921 - 02/18/2018

Past Services

Thursday February 22, 2018
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions
Thursday February 22, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Thursday February 22, 2018
12:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Anna D. Costine, 96, of St. Clairsville, OH died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, Wheeling, WV.  She was born February 20, 1921 in Belmont, OH a daughter of the late Charles W. and Lilly Belle Dunfee Lewis.

Anna was a graduate of Belmont High School and attended Ohio University majoring in education.  She was a lifetime member of Ohio Teacher’s Association and Phi Mu sorority.  She taught in Powhatan Point School System for two years (1942-1943).  She began teaching at St. Clairsville-Richland Schools in 1944, teaching math and science until she retired in 1976.  Anna had many hobbies including crocheting, cross-stitch, gardening and traveling.  She was active in her church, First Presbyterian Church and particularly enjoyed Bible study.  After her husband’s death in 1992, she spent most winters on the Texas Gulf Coast where she enjoyed walking on the beach, dining with friends and seeing her grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert E. Costine; two sisters, Edna Budd and Mary Fisher; four brothers, Chester, John, Wilbur and Charles Lewis.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane (Jorge) Gomez of Smithville, TX; three grandchildren, Samantha Denby, Christina Kerbow and Jorge Gomez, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 10 am until time of funeral service at 12 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 with Rev. Homer Harden officiating.  Burial in Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Valley Hospice or American Kidney Fund by going to “”

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Jim McGaughy
5 years ago

I remember Anna D. very well. My parents, Lloyd and Sara McGaughy used to socialize
frequently with Bob and Anna D. She had a very good sense of humor, and could make
everyone smile. That is an underrated talent.
I wish Jane and the family all the best. They
have my condolences.

Bo Hughes
5 years ago

I have the fondest memories of my aunt Anna D. As a child, I remember wondering whether “Anna” was a variant of “aunt” and I just assumed it was, and that her name was Dee; I just always called her Anna D, thinking that was the appropriate way to address her as as my aunt. I was proud to be in her 6th grade class in St. C, and she inspired me to do my best. She and Uncle Bob hired me to mow their lawn on Graham Road — the biggest job (and yard) I had then. I’m sure it was a gift to allow me to do it. Our family picnics at their house were the best, and I remember her potato salad being among my favorite dishes. She also introduced me to pineapple upside down cake — the best. We enjoyed those gatherings for many years. As we all grew older and migrated further afield (me in North Carolina), I looked forward to seeing her when I visited home. I admired her willingness to uproot and move to Texas in the winters, thinking it a bold choice. And for the past few years, I came to realize what a dedicated Pirates fan she was. I will miss her and I wish her family peace.

Bob, Debbie, Brent, Ryan, and David Kolb
5 years ago

Mrs. Costine (as my family called her) was a very special lady. She was a thoughtful and caring neighbor and always treated our family kindly. Our boys delivered their newspaper when she and her husband lived on Graham Road. What memories we have from her kind words to that beautiful smile she wore. God’s blessings for peace and comfort.

Carrie E Bowman
5 years ago

One of the sweetest people I’ve ever known!

Mary (Savarese) Yeager
5 years ago

Mrs. Costine was my sixth grade teacher-always one of my favorites. She was so kind and understanding to all the students. I am so very sorry for your loss and will be keeping your family in thought and prayer. May Mrs. Costine rest in peace. God be with all of you.

Maryann Droll
5 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

Dick and Pat Gilham
5 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to Anna D’s family. She loved to remind me that when we were neighbors in the mid-30’s, she did some baby sitting of myself and my brother. Telling about changing my diapers when we would meet at the Belmont Alumni Banquet would always bring many laughs for us both. Blessings for fond memories. Rest in peace Dear Anna.