Mary Alice (Nation) Keane, age 95 currently of Wellsburg, and a previous resident of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on April 24, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her husband Andrew J. Keane; daughter Sheila M. Keane; brother Sonny and sister Joan.
Mary Alice was born in Cork Ireland to the late James J. & Mary (Keating) Nation. Her mother passed away when she was only 6 months of age. Her father subsequently married Mary Margaret Cronin, and together they raised Mary Alice with their children. Mary Alice immigrated to the U.S. in 1947 where she taught knitting and sewing at L.S. Good Department Store. In 1952, she married her husband Andrew and together they started a family. She handled the bookkeeping for their family business, the Minute Markets, while maintaining their home & caring for her family. Mary Alice was an excellent mother and grandmother who was loved by all. As a devout Catholic, she was extremely faithful, generous and kind. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Mary Alice is survived by her sons David A. (Candice) Keane and Kevin A. (Becky) Keane of Wheeling, WV, John J. (Barb) Keane of Mooresville, NC; daughters Joan M. (Bill) Dickman of Sykesville, MD and Maureen E. (Thomas) Williams of Wellsburg, WV; brothers James and Michael Nation of Cork, Ireland; sister Claire Calnan of Birmingham, UK. She also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous relatives in Ireland and many friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5-8pm and a Vigil Service at 7pm, Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Funeral Mass to follow on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1 pm at St. Michael’s Church, 1225 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003. As per the pandemic guidelines, social distancing and masks are required.
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
St. Michael Catholic Church
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