Joanne Elizabeth Dittmore

June 2, 1942 - August 4, 2022

06/02/1942 - 08/04/2022

Past Services

Sunday August 07, 2022
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday August 08, 2022
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0460 | Directions
Funeral Service
Monday August 08, 2022
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Joanne Elizabeth Dittmore, 80, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Joanne was born June 2, 1942, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Kress) Dittmore. She was a retired secretary for the WV Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded by her brother-in-law, David Saunders, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Saunders of Garden City, SC; a niece, Deborah (Joseph-Deceased) Dallison; two nephews, Mike Saunders of Bryan, OH and Joe (Kristy) Saunders of Myrtle Beach, SC; a great-niece, Amy (Rob) Richard; two great-nephews, Tom (Brittany) Kasunic and Marcus Saunders; several great-great nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

Friends will be received from 1-6 pm, Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 5 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, August 8, 2022, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Jeeson V. Stephan as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter, 7011 National Road, Triadelphia, WV 26059, or online by clicking HERE.





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jay godfrey
5 months ago

To the family. I am deeply saddened by the grief that you are feeling.
Knowing of God’s embracing love for you, continue to look to him when ” He will wipe all tears from our eyes, death, suffering, pain, and crying will be no more. – Revelation 21:3, 4
He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” – 1 Corinthians 15:26
How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.


Ruth Conner
5 months ago

I worked with Joanne at vocational rehab. It was my first job. I knew I had a true friend the day I met her. I tried calling her for her 80th birthday. We had a great conversation around Christmas.
We shared many laughs, and hers was unique. I will miss her.
My prayers for Debbie and family.

Linda (Leinweber) Melko
5 months ago

Catherine and Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I worked with Joanne for almost 9 years at Rehab and considered her a dear friend. May she rest in peace.

Linda (Leinweber) Melko