Helen Mahlke

July 16, 1925 - November 7, 2018

07/16/1925 - 11/07/2018

Past Services

Friday November 09, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Saturday November 10, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Saturday November 10, 2018
10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Helen (Heffner) Mahlke, 93, of Wheeling, WV, passed away November 7, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born July, 16, 1925 in McMechen, WV, daughter of the late Michael and Karolina (Petras) Heffner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph (Vietta) Heffner, three sisters, Carolyn (Carl) Grover, Mary (Edmund) Podeszwa and Irene Heffner; sister-in-law, Kathleen Knabe and two Brothers-in-law, Donald Mahlke and Ernest Connor.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Edward ”Bud” Mahlke; three wonderful daughters, Marilyn (Ray) Thalman and Jane Mahlke of Wheeling and Anna Marie (Jeff) Stewart of Naperville, IL; eight grandchildren, who were the love of her life, Mark (Julie) Thalman, Maureen (Steve) Kerr, Andy (Amy) Thalman, Regina (Matt) Fragale, Caroline (Anthony) Millot, Emily (Ryan) Utz, Brian (Ellen) Stewart and Tom (Jen) Stewart; thirteen great grandchildren, Brady, Claire, Abby, Evan, Nora, Emma, Graham, Vincent, Connor, Luke, Jack, Adam and Zoey; brothers-in-law, Charles Knabe and David (Katie) Mahlke; sisters-in-law, Joanne Mahlke and Phyllis Connor and many nieces and nephews, all dearly loved.
Helen was a former resident of McMechen and attended St. James Catholic Church and a homemaker, but most of all, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed very much by all of her family. She is currently a resident of Wheeling, member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Special thanks to Don Kirsch and all of his staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, especially Sally, Lauren, Anne and Teresa, and to all of the outstanding Nursing Assistants for their tender loving care during Helen’s last few months.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rosary Devotion beginning at 7:30pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens serving as Celebrant and Rev. Joseph Augustine and Rev. John Beckley serving as co-celebrants.
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace School, 680 Mt. Olivet Road, Wheeling WV 26003.
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Richard Eaton
3 years ago

Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s recent passing. I feel privileged to have met your parents and been welcomed into their home. My prayers go with you and your Father during this difficult time. May God bless your entire family.

Richard Eaton

Tom Fisher
3 years ago

Condolences to Bud and the entire family. I will always remember the Christmas season get-togethers our families had and what a great hostess Mrs. Mahlke was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless everyone and help you through this difficult time.

Kimber Lawhead
3 years ago

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Marilyn and Janie. We’re sorry we are unable to be with you at this time, but know that you all are in our prayers.

Janet & Charlie Cunningham
3 years ago

Hoping that sweet memories bring you comfort. Sending our deepest sympathy.

Paul Ross
3 years ago

Jane – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joe saseen
3 years ago

Jane, please accept my sincere condolence for the loss of your mother. You and your sisters will be in my prayers

Jessica Roberts
3 years ago

She was a wonderful lady. I grew up with Maureen Thalman (Kerr) and Gram never missed a family birthday, WVU game, or anything involving her grandkids. And her & Pap always made me feel so welcome. Much love to the Mahlke & Thalman families. xoxo Jessie

Jim Varlas
3 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, another dear soul that called McMechen home, as did my mom and all of her Smith brothers and sisters. Our prayers are with her and her family. God bless her.