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Erma Marie Panko

April 27, 1941 - October 4, 2020

Erma Marie Panko, 79 of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, October 4, 2020 in the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born April 27, 1941 in Blossburg, PA daughter of the late Elmer and Arlene Hamilton.

Erma was a former Private Investigator and shop owner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Doris A. Snellgrove and one brother, Delmer G. Hamilton.

Surviving are Erma’s two sons, Russell P. (Mary Stankovich) Panko of Flushing, Ohio and Mark A. (Joy Staten) Panko of Glencoe, Ohio, sisters, Esther P. Balsley of Hurt, Virginia, Aldora J. Burchard of Carmichael, California, Nora L. Hamilton of Chester, Georgia, Dorothy L. Kent of Westerville, New York and brother, Robert P. Hamilton of Allenwood, Pennsylvania. Also four grandchildren, Vern Allen Panko, Rusty P. Panko, Jr., Becky Marie Panko, Tyler A. Panko and several nieces and nephews.

Erma requested that there be no visitation or services.

Final arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with future expenses by going to

Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville Chapel 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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