Chamse Marie Rouhana Rahi, 88, of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Wheeling Hospital.
Chamse was the daughter of the late Naheem and Marie G. (Romanous) Rouhana. She was born April 7, 1934 in Roumieh El Maten, Lebanon, she immigrated to this country in 1947 and became a US citizen in 1955. Chamse was a proud American citizen and she also held strong her Lebanese culture and traditions and passed them to her children and family. She was a devout and proud member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church, a former member of the Women Society and the church council, where she served as secretary.
After graduation from the old Wheeling High School, class of 1954, Chamse attended The College of Commerce Business School. She was employed by the former Peoples Federal Savings and Loan and Wheeling Dollar Bank. After 28 years of service she retired from Wheeling Downs in 2006 as a Mutuel Teller. Chamse was the heart and soul of her family and they were her pride and joy. Her Lebanese cooking was loved by all who knew her and she was an excellent seamstress. She was an avid WVU fan.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her 3 sisters, Josephine, Atiff and Helen; two brothers, Rouhana and Mike and a daughter-in-law, Christina Rahi.
Chamse is survived by her husband, Assad Rahi; five children, Adele (Bill) Storm, Chuck Rahi, Alicia (Scott) Peklinsky and Ramsey Rahi all of Wheeling and Sonia (Dustin) Howarth of Bridgeville, PA; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Renee), Alan (Jennifer) and Eric (Colleen) Storm, Nicole and Connor (Mary Katheryn) Peklinsky, Kylie (Zach) and Kayla Rahi and Aiden and Tyler Howarth; two great-grandchildren, Frankie and Reign and one expected in June; one sister-in-law, Myrna Rouhana; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends will be received Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Lebanon Church Saturday, December 3, at 10 am. Entombment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care for all of their wonderful care and support over the years.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Easter Seals by clicking here or 1305 National Rd. Wheeling, WV 26003.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com