Helen (Heffner) Mahlke, 93, of Wheeling, WV, passed away November 7, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born July, 16, 1925 in McMechen, WV, daughter of the late Michael and Karolina (Petras) Heffner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph (Vietta) Heffner, three sisters, Carolyn (Carl) Grover, Mary (Edmund) Podeszwa and Irene Heffner; sister-in-law, Kathleen Knabe and two Brothers-in-law, Donald Mahlke and Ernest Connor.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Edward ”Bud” Mahlke; three wonderful daughters, Marilyn (Ray) Thalman and Jane Mahlke of Wheeling and Anna Marie (Jeff) Stewart of Naperville, IL; eight grandchildren, who were the love of her life, Mark (Julie) Thalman, Maureen (Steve) Kerr, Andy (Amy) Thalman, Regina (Matt) Fragale, Caroline (Anthony) Millot, Emily (Ryan) Utz, Brian (Ellen) Stewart and Tom (Jen) Stewart; thirteen great grandchildren, Brady, Claire, Abby, Evan, Nora, Emma, Graham, Vincent, Connor, Luke, Jack, Adam and Zoey; brothers-in-law, Charles Knabe and David (Katie) Mahlke; sisters-in-law, Joanne Mahlke and Phyllis Connor and many nieces and nephews, all dearly loved.
Helen was a former resident of McMechen and attended St. James Catholic Church and a homemaker, but most of all, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed very much by all of her family. She is currently a resident of Wheeling, member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Special thanks to Don Kirsch and all of his staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, especially Sally, Lauren, Anne and Teresa, and to all of the outstanding Nursing Assistants for their tender loving care during Helen’s last few months.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rosary Devotion beginning at 7:30pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens serving as Celebrant and Rev. Joseph Augustine and Rev. John Beckley serving as co-celebrants.
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace School, 680 Mt. Olivet Road, Wheeling WV 26003.
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
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