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Blanche Marie Wakim

March 10, 1923 - February 9, 2020

Blanche Marie Wakim, 96, formerly of Storch Avenue, Wheeling, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Wheeling Hospital.
Blanche was born March 10, 1923, in Mannington, WV, a daughter of the late John G. and Edna (Nagem) Wakim. She was a retired beautician and the owner and operator of the former Parkside Beauty Salon, for 40 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She also attended Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling; and was a member of the Charter Guild at the former Wheeling Jesuit University, the Garden Center at Oglebay, the Oglebay Institute, the Friends of Oglebay; and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Carroll Council No. 504, Wheeling. She also belonged to several bridge clubs.
In addition to her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph “Buck”, Thomas, Melo and G. John Wakim; and two sisters, Marie and Margaret Wakim. She is survived by her two sisters, Angela Donnelly of Wheeling, and Anna DeAguiar of Michigan; 12 nieces and nephews; 28 great nieces and nephews; and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-5 pm, Thursday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, February 14, 2020, at St. Michael Church, with Rev. Carlos L. Melocoton, Jr.  and Rev. Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac as co-celebrants. Entombment will follow in the Chapel Mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 1305 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at by clicking here.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time: 10:00 am


St. Michael Catholic Church

Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020


Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel

Wheeling, WV 26003

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