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Mary Jo Terry

November 30, 1948 - July 1, 2021

Mary Jo Petri Terry, 72, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away at home, July 1, 2021, following an illness. She was born November 30, 1948, to Betty Petri and the late Sylvester “Pete” Petri. She was a lifelong resident of Wheeling and parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a proud graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Wheeling Jesuit University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in applied theology. Jo loved being home with family more than anything else. Married to her best friend for more than 51 years, Jo and her husband, Dr. Richard F. Terry, helped thousands of patients find better health through Rick’s medical practice for 40 years. She exuded love and compassion and always made family her first priority. With a large extended Italian family and a flair for good conversation, it often was said that Jo knew everyone in the Ohio Valley. She always found friends and family while traveling, whether it was nearby in Pittsburgh, in familiar spots like Hilton Head Island or in far-flung places like Alaska or the coast of Capri in Italy. Jo will be remembered for her bright smile and giving heart among many other qualities that her family loved and will miss about her. She was preceded in death by her father, her aunt, Rosie Harris and her uncle, John Chiazza. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard F. Terry, of Wheeling; son Richard F. Terry Jr. (Lisa) and their children, of Steubenville, Ohio; daughter Juliet A. Terry, of Charleston, W.Va.; son David Petri Terry (Lindsay) and their children, Emma and Liam, of Prior Lake, Minn.; son Brian Thomas Terry, of Wheeling; mother, Betty Petri, of Wheeling; sister, Dr. Benita Petri Pickstone (Steve) and their sons John and Michael Pickstone, of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law Thomas Terry (Carol) of Ocean Pines, Md.; and countless cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-7 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home , 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove. Funeral mass with Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Center in Elm Grove following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Monday, July 5, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Location:

St. Vincent dePaul Church

2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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