Imogene F. “Jean” (Glessner) Tankovits

June 5, 1937 - September 25, 2015

06/05/1937 - 09/25/2015

Past Services

Monday September 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Tuesday September 29, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Tuesday September 29, 2015
11:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Imogene F. “Jean” (Glessner) Tankovits, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, September 25, 2015, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born June 5, 1937 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Lee and Bertha (Berry) Glessner. She was the retired owner and operator of the former Windmill Trucking Center; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling; and attended Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Mount Olivet. She was also the owner of the Fulton Dairy Queen and an avid “Monday Night” card player.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Joseph A. Tankovits, in 2000; and a son, James “Jimmy” Tankovits, in 1985.

Jean is survived by her two daughters, LeAnn Harris (Michael) and Denise Clayton (Greg), both of Wheeling; two sons, Joseph Tankovits (Anita) of Valley Grove and John Tankovits (Kimberly) of Wheeling, with whom she resided; a brother, Robert Lowe (Janet) of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Moczek and Marlene Collignon, both of Martins Ferry, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Erik Harris (Fiance’ Carly DeCrease), Kylie Harris, John David Tankovits and Jimmy Tankovits, all of Wheeling, Jessica Stieler (Jeremy) of Woodbridge, Va., Michael Clayton and Thomas Clayton (Kayla), both of Wheeling, Joey Tankovits (Leslie) of Wheeling, and Kevin Tankovits (Emily) and Joshua Tankovits, both of Valley Grove; four great-grandchildren, Madeline, Alyson and Anaston Tankovits, Cameron Clayton, and a great-grandson on the way; several nieces and nephews; and Jean’s dearest & closest friend, Mary Ellen Lurty of Wheeling.

Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Monday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, Wheeling, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Lisa Jack
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

Scott Welling
8 years ago

Joe, my deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Patty Retzer
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss..Jean was a great gal…..have many memories from s wheeling. God Bless all of you!

Elm Grove Civics Officers, and Members
8 years ago

Psalm 23 – A psalm of David

New International Version

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

We Love you Joe…. Are Prayers are with you & family… May God Bless….

Mary Jo Dominquez
8 years ago

My Condolence are with you and your family Kayla….

Mary Jo Dominquez
8 years ago

Sorry for your Loss Denise… Prayers are with you and the family…

Connie, Joey, and Mary Jo Dominquez
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss Joe… She will be missed…

Dominquez Drywall
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Are prayers are with the family.

Ron & Laurel Pavilack
8 years ago

We were sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ron & Laurel Pavilack

Ron & Laurel Pavilack
8 years ago

We are sorry to learn about the loss of your dear mother Jean. Our thought and prayers are with your family. Ron & Laurel Pavilack