Mary Ann (Mozney) Lokmer, 81, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday,
January 23, 2019 after a brief illness. Born August 12, 1937 in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Mozney.Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. (“Peep”) Lokmer; her son, Stephen; sisters, Josephine (Mozney) Myer and Della Jean (Mozney) Westfall; her niece Jacqueline Klug and her nephew, Greg Myer; as well as her long-time & dear friend, David Shaeffer.
Mary Ann is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Ann Lokmer of Arlington, Va.; her sisters Sandra (Mozney) (Daniel) Klug of Basye, Va. and Carol (Mozney) Baron of Cambridge, Oh.; and her brother Jacob “Joe” (Suzy) Mozney of Wheeling; nieces Sherri (Myer) Vasbinder of Dover, Oh., Melinda (Klug) Marshall of London, England, Lisa (Myer) (Larry) Cannon of New Philadelphia, Oh. and Stacy Baron of Wheeling; and nephews, James “Jimmy” (Vickie) Westfall of Wheeling, and Jacob “Jake” Mozney (Renee) of Johnstown, Co. and their families; her beloved employees Mary Jo Martin, Francis Jaquay, Larry Sprouse, Joe Amato and John Taylor, so many special friends and her beloved “Wheeling Coffee Regulars”, all considered family by Mary Ann.
Mary Ann was CEO and President of Wheeling Coffee & Spice Co. for over 40 years, who many observed as a “force of nature”, was looking forward to her upcoming retirement. Upon the death of her husband, Mary Ann took the helm of the company. She expanded the manufacturing roasting wholesaler and created the “coffee shop”, where it has become the go-to meeting place for many, including serving as a long-time staging site for many local-to-national politicians, including local, state and Presidential campaigns and political announcements. She opened the door to all, from the Knitting Group to business meetings, and offered “the shop” to be used for scenes in the movie, “The Christmas Tree Miracle“. A well-known, admired and respected member of the community, Mary Ann was generous to many local charities, especially due to her notable actions. A prime example is Wheeling Coffee employees know that no one could ever be denied a cup of coffee, if they could not afford it. Along with her husband upon marriage, they took on “Peep’s” family business of a motel and restaurant, until they acquired the coffee roaster that supplied their coffee. Mary Ann had also previously worked at Horne’s satisfying her flair for fashion and style. She graduated from Triadelphia High School in 1955, and was a long-time member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove and many professional, charitable and personal associations too great to list.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer’s Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove on Friday,
January 25, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 followed by rosary devotions. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chuck McGinnis as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made in Mary Ann’s memory to: Wheeling Health Right, 61 – 29th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
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