Lucille Fitch

July 9, 1927 - January 14, 2021

07/09/1927 - 01/14/2021

Lucille Fitch, 93 of Bellaire, Ohio died Thursday January 14, 2021 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born July 9, 1927 a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Meeker) Fitch in Bellaire, Ohio.

She was a school teacher and coach for the Bellaire School District.

Lucille was a longtime Bellaire, Big Reds sports fan; 1952 member of the WV Tournament State Softball Team – the team consisted of members from Moundsville and Limestone, WV – they were named the “Lassies”.

She was a lifetime member of the Bellaire Alumni and also served a term on Bellaire City Council.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Edward, John, Warren “Hop” and Charles “Bub” Fitch; sisters Mary Fitch (former Mayor of Bellaire), Joyce Roque, sisters-in-law, Helen and Wilma Lee Fitch and a nephew Merrell Fitch.

She is survived by her nephew, John Fitch of Sebring, FL, niece Sandra Wallace of Bellaire, nieces-in-law Rosalind Fitch and Rita Fitch both of Bellaire and her cousins and caregivers Dan and Chris Farmer.

Final disposition will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions benefit Bellaire Alumni Association and South Bellaire United Methodist Church by going to “TMCFunding.com”.

Share your thoughts and memories of Lucille with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Kathie Barnes
1 year ago

She was an awesome coach and teacher. She always spoke to me and never forgot me as a student. I will remember her always. may she rest in peace.

Patty Bauknecht Valloric
1 year ago

To all of Lucille’s extended family,
She was one of a kind.

Joan Roy Hazard
1 year ago

I loved having Miss Fitch for my coach for 3 years. We were undefeated every year. It was a great source of pride. She never made us feel like we did anything wrong, and always encouraged us. Great memories from summer basketball, as well. Miss Fitch was way ahead of her time. A beautiful soul.

Regis Woods
1 year ago

Grand lady. enjoyed working with her, She was ultra successful as a coach and a better person!

Esther (Jackson) Kalinowski
1 year ago

Miss Fitch was a thoughtful, personable teacher who never seemed to forget her students. She made everyone feel important in her classes.

Mary Kelly Helle
1 year ago

Miss Fitch was a woman’s coach that was ahead of her times! She should be remembered as a person that helped girls and women sports get recognized and ultimately championed title nine. She was a great basketball coach and started women’s track at Bellaire. I still run half and full Marathons and many times thought how she made me aware of how competition guided many of my life choices. Class of 68. Test in Peace!

Sandy Trigg Marling
1 year ago

Miss Fitch was the best….she was my basketball coach, my gym and health teacher and she was always a friend when you needed her. She was a lady that I looked up to and her opinions always mattered. She made me a better person. RIP dear heart…you will always be remembered…

Karen D Connors
1 year ago

Miss Fitch has such a wonderful teacher always pleasant would always make time to talk to you
Karen Connors

ron and susie marple
1 year ago

A beautiful friend. I will cherish your memory and our visits. Until we meet again sweet angel!

Paulette Teater Gibbons
1 year ago

What a wonderful person who meant so much to so many! She was my cheerleader advisor.!She was a legend in her own times