Betty Marie Petri

July 25, 1926 - January 28, 2024

07/25/1926 - 01/28/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 02, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday February 02, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday February 03, 2024
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Cemetery
Saturday February 03, 2024
11:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions

Betty Marie Petri, 97, joined her family in heaven on January 28, 2024, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

She was born in Wheeling, WV, on July 25, 1926, and led a life marked by love, strength and affection. She worked many jobs in her 97 years to support her family – from seamstress to her brother-in-law’s carpet store — with her last position as a file clerk in the office of her son-in-law, Dr. Richard F. Terry, before she retired. 

Betty was eminently proud of her family and Italian heritage, often saying that being Italian was like being a member of the club everyone wanted to join. She was a devout member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and former member of the Elm Grove Women’s Club, St. Vincent Christian Mothers and the Italian American Citizens Club of Wheeling.

She was a much beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and Aunt Betty to scores of family and friends, especially in Wheeling’s Elm Grove neighborhood, where her door was open to all. Betty was proudest of her two daughters, Mary Jo and Benita. She often told them they worked too hard, but they learned that lesson from their mother, who worked tirelessly for decades to care for her family. 

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary (Amato) Chiazza; her husband, Sylvester Petri; her eldest daughter, Mary Jo (Petri) Terry; her sister, Rose (Chiazza) Harris; and her brother, John Chiazza. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Benita Petri-Pickstone (Dr. Stephen Pickstone) of Columbus, Ohio; her son-in-law, Dr. Richard F. Terry, of Wheeling; her brother-in-law, James Harris (Ginger); her grandchildren, Juliet A. Terry of Charleston, WV; David Terry (Lindsay) of Prior Lake, MN; Brian Terry of Wheeling; John Pickstone of Huntington, WV; Michael Pickstone of Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Family and friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm. Mass of Christian burial will held, Saturday, February 3, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, at 10 am with Fr. Jeeson officiating. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Betty Petri Library at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Ave., Wheeling, WV, 26003 or by clicking here

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

 

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Pete & Erin Vance Cuffaro
20 hours ago

We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.
 
She loved her family and was so proud of them.
 
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
 
With deepest sympathy,
 
Pete & Erin Vance Cuffaro

Deborah Davis
17 days ago

Dr. Terry, Dave and Lindsay – and all the family: I loved Betty. What a wonderful lady! I am so sorry for your loss

H Lawrence Jones
19 days ago

Benita and Family,

Please know we are all thinking of you during this time of loss.

H Lawrence (Larry) Jones, Ed.D.

Dennis R Albaugh
20 days ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Petri. Denny Albaugh

Lisa Fall
20 days ago

Benita and family, so sorry to hear of cousin Betty’s passing. What a wonderful long life she had. She made the best out of every situation and faced it with courage and without complaining! Lisa Fall

Linda & Bernie Byrum
20 days ago

Bernie and I extend our condolences to all of Betty’s family. Betty was a treasure who opened her heart to everyone. She and Jo made an incredible team. Now she is with Jo, Pete, Rose, John, and her parents. Heaven is singing.

Jim and Kelly Amato
20 days ago

Betty always was and always will be a class act…in a league of her own. Her personality was infectious, and her love of family and life was demonstrated every day. May she be reunited quickly with those who await her. God Bless, Betty.

Nancy Wooding Fawcett
20 days ago

I’m so sorry to learn of the death of Jo’s Mother. She was a force of nature and so devoted to you all. Sending much love to you all.