Dolores Ritchie Schlag

March 27, 1931 - March 4, 2023

03/27/1931 - 03/04/2023

Past Services

Monday March 06, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday March 07, 2023
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday March 07, 2023
12:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions

Schlag, Dolores Ritchie, 91, of Wheeling, WV went to her little spot in Heaven March 4, 2023.

She was born March 27th, 1931 in Wheeling, WV, Daughter of the late Michael J. Ritchie and Helen E. Timberlake, Ritchie, Wardle.

Dolores was a 1949 graduate from Mount De Chantal Academy and a former member of Edgwood Lutheran Church. Dolores worked several years for the McLure Hotel and retired from Security National Bank in September 1991 after thirty two years of service.

Dolores sang in the church choir, helped at Faith in Action caregivers and enjoyed writing to school friends and a pen pal in Derby, England, for over sixty years. Family and friends were very special to her, the joy of her life were her cats who gave her much comfort in her lonely hours.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Eileen Ritchie in 1930; Her husband, George W, Schlag; and a step-son Daniel J. Schlag.

Surviving are; three step-children, Virginia (David) Cope, Dennis W. (Elaine) and Anne C. Klem; Several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday, March 6, 2023 from 6pm-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Wheeling Chapel, 1400 Eoff St. Wheeling, WV. Services for Dolores will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11am at Altmeyer Funeral Home Wheeling Chapel with Pastor James M. Ellison officiating. Interment to follow at Greenwood cemetery.

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Jane Mahlke
18 days ago

To the family of Dolores, I am so sorry for your loss. Dolores was such a kind and loving person. I worked with her at Security National for only a couple of years but we became friends quickly. She was an inspiration to everyone with her happy, positive attitude. There are some people we meet in life, even for a short time, that just leave a lasting impression. Dolores was one of those special people. May she Rest In Peace.

Bob Schlag
18 days ago

Aunt Delores you will be missed, especially our weekly phone calls. I would like to thank all her friends for watching out for her all these years. Words cannot express our gratitude!!!!

Carolyn Nick
18 days ago

I worked with Dolores at Security National Bank many years ago and we have always kept in touch. I will miss our phone conversations and cards she would send.
Rest in Peace my friend Dolores “Do”.

Celeste Diehl
18 days ago

My heart is sad … She was the sweetest lady, known to my family as the bank lady. My son drew her pictures which he gave to her at the bank drive thru. She always told me she had kept them from all those years ago.
We faithfully wrote to each other after her retirement to keep up to date as my family grew up.
Rest in eternal peace dear Dolores
you’ll be forever in our hearts.
Deepest condolences from
The Diehl’s,
Celeste, Charlie, Chana & Chad

Patti Shepherd Schane
18 days ago

I worked with Delores at Security National for 17 years. So many wonderful memories. Rest In Peace.

Shelley Gamble Tuskey
18 days ago

I enjoyed working with Dolores at Security National Bank! The good ‘ole days’!

Matthews Family
18 days ago

Our family is saddened at the news of your passing. Sam was always eager to receive fun letters and pictures from his sweet “Auntie Dolores” (a fun nickname for his Great-Grandmothers best friend). My soul delights in knowing you had a joyous reunion with Grandma. Rest high on that mountain Dolores. We’ll continue loving you from here. Karen, Danny & Sam Matthews

Kathy Mingledorff Campbell
19 days ago

Our Mingledorff family has loved you for as long as we can remember because of your wonderful friendship with our mother, Mary Lou Draher Mingledorff. We love you, Dolores. We know that you’re so happy to be in your little spot
in Heaven. You will always be a part of our family. Love, Kathy and the rest of the Mingledorff‘s.

Jeanette Wojcik
19 days ago

It was a joy to know you for so many years — and to celebrate our joint birthdays! Eternal rest grant to Dolores and may the light of Christ shine on you in heaven.

Terry Lee Stead
19 days ago

You were loved and will be missed.