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Mary Elizabeth Kovalick

July 31, 1942 - January 11, 2019

Mary Elizabeth (Hercules) Kovalick, 76, of Wheeling, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling.

 Mary was born July 31, 1942, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late James W. Hercules and Gladys (Wilson) Hercules Shafer.  She was a 1960 graduate of Wheeling High School; a former employee of Stone & Thomas Dept. Store; and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling.

 In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her step-father, Harry L. Shafer.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Kovalick, Sr.; three children, Melinda “Mindy” Kovalick Kent and her husband, Roger of Triadelphia, Robert J. Kovalick, Jr. of Wheeling, and Rebecca J. Kovalick Miskiewicz and her husband, Michael “Mickey” of Wheeling; a sister, Charlotte Thorn and her husband, Ronald of Wheeling; a brother, James Hercules and his wife, Kathy of Florida; a sister-in-law, Mickey Kovalick of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Krista Montes and her husband, Anthony of Whispering Pines, NC, and Maliah Grace Miskiewicz of Wheeling; four nieces and two nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

 Friends will be received from 3-8 pm, Monday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. James Lacrosse, S.M., as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 (or by clicking here), or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 (or by clicking here).  Contributions can also be made online at

 Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


St. Vincent dePaul Church

2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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