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Mary Magdalen Vance

October 14, 1922 - November 9, 2019

Vance, Mary Magdalen Rogers, 97, of McMechen, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio.

She was born October 14, 1922 in Clarksburg, WV., the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Walsh Rogers.

Mary was a retired nurse for Wheeling Hospital and Wheeling Continuous Care; a graduate of Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing in 1946 and a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband George A. Vance in 1991; two sons Michael Edward Vance & Roger Lee Vance; a granddaughter Angela Lynn Taylor; a sister Margaret Antoine; and a special aunt Mother Magdalen “Aunt Mary” SJS.

Surviving are a daughter Catherine “Cathy” Taylor (George) of McMechen; a grandson Michael Taylor (Jennifer) of Wheeling; a granddaughter Missy O’Connell (Sean) of St. Clairsville; six great-grandchildren Madison Taylor, Grace Taylor, Delaney O’Connell, Finn O’Connell, Cade Taylor & Riley Taylor.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 2 – 8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood / McMechen Chapels, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Mass of Christian will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11 am at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen with Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Vigil services will be Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio, 43943.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


St. James Catholic Church

326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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