Sue Ann Merryman Destifanes

October 29, 1938 - January 12, 2019

10/29/1938 - 01/12/2019

Past Services

Tuesday January 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Wednesday January 16, 2019
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Sue Ann Merryman Destifanes, 80 of Shadyside, died Saturday, January 12, 2019.

She was born October 29, 1938 in Bellaire a daughter of the late Mary Alice Saunders Merryman and Joseph “Fish” Delbert Merryman.

She was a Catholic by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Destifanes and one son, Andrew Joseph Destifanes.

Surviving are two daughters, Kim (Bill) Marling and Linda (Brent) Holloway both of Shadyside; three sons, Jim Destifanes, Robert (Norma) Destifanes of Rolla, MO and Stevie (Heather) Destifanes of Shadyside; ten grandchildren, Serge (Mallory) Gentile, Courtney and Tesa Destifanes, B.A., Kelsey and Zach Holloway, Danielle and Mari Destifanes, Chase (Kyla) Destifanes and Syd Destifanes and eight great grandchildren. Also sister, Betsy Merryman Roth, brother-in-law, Andrew “Dusty” Destifanes, special cousin/brother, Johnny (Gloria) Saunders and longtime care giver, Ellen Yoho and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside on Tuesday from 2 to 8 where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeling Health Right, Inc. by going to

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Robert & Joy Heidelbach
4 years ago

RIP Mrs. Destifanes! Prayers up for the entire Destifanes family – Trust in the Lord!

Tina Lipscomb
4 years ago

Kim, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Remember all the good times you were lucky enough to have with he. Sending prayers during this time.

Kim (Duncan) Harris
4 years ago

Linda, Kim and all the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was always so nice to me and I enjoyed talking to her. Prayers to you and your family.

Lynn and Sandy Marling
4 years ago

Lynn and I send our condolences on the loss of your precious Mom. May she rest in peace.

Tina McBride - Fixture Contracting
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Kerri Harvey
4 years ago

Dear Kim, Family & Friends I’m So Very Sorry! You have Our Deepest Hearfelt Condolences!!! Kerri A Harvey #5 Riesbecks Elm Grove

Dr. Eleanor Saunders Monroe
4 years ago

My dear cousin, Sue Ann, is with her mom and dad, my godparents, up in Heaven, looking down on her family and saying, ‘”I’m in good hands.”

Maureen Wagner
4 years ago

Kim, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She raised quite a good crew from all the wonderful things you say about your family! I am sending prayers of peace and comfort to you and everyone’s lives your Mom touched along her journey.

Nile & Jean Cassandra
4 years ago

To Linda & entire Family. We are sending our Thoughts & Prayers to you all on the loss of your Dear Mother. May God comfort you with Peace Love & many Happy Memories.

Cindy (Lipperman) Ufferman
4 years ago

Sue was a very special lady and was great friends with our Lipperman family. I have many fond memories of spending time with your family. It comforts me to know she is no longer in pain and reunited with Jimmy and Andrew. Our heartfelt prayers to the Destifanas Family. ❤