Kathleen S. “Kat” Whalen

May 17, 1962 - May 20, 2022

05/17/1962 - 05/20/2022

Past Services

Tuesday June 07, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Tuesday June 07, 2022
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

Kathleen S. Whalen, “Kat”, 60, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday May 20th, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born May 17th, 1962 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania to the late Robert S. Cox and Hazel L. Cox. She grew up in the Wheeling area with her three younger brothers.

Kat attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Wheeling Park High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at age 17. She spent her military career operating flight simulators and training F-14 Navy pilots at Oceana and Dam Neck Naval Bases in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She had the opportunity to travel to Athens, Greece for her only overseas vacation and she often shared the experience with her children. Upon completion of her military service, she worked for Grumman Contractors – a government contracting company.

After moving back to Wheeling, WV she married her late husband, “Wally,” and dedicated her life to family and friends. She raised her four children and ran the family home in Woodsdale. Always the life of the party, Kat knew how to have a good time and touched the lives of the many friends she had around the neighborhood. She was a member of Saint Michaels Cathothic Church in Wheeling and a past member of Dobkin Bros. Dart League. Kat loved music, dancing, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and was always there to help others and give advice in times of need.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Timothy W. “Wally” Whalen, and her youngest son, Timothy P. “Timmy” Whalen. She is also preceded in death by her three brothers, Robert “Bobby” Cox Jr., David Cox, and Louis Wolfe.

Kat is survived by her loving children- daughter Kimberly N. Clovis and husband Joey M. Clovis, son Brian N. Barber and their father Charles A. Barber Jr. and youngest daughter Martha R. Whalen, her fiance Anthony R. Jacovetty, and grandson Lincoln E. Jacovetty, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, with a memorial service to begin at 11:00 AM.


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Anne Paul
1 year ago

I am so sorry I could not attend the viewing. Kat was my neighbor & friend. We had fun together & my grandchildren loved her. We stayed in contact when she moved to Florida. I will truly miss my friend. I’m happy she will be with Wally & Timmy.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Kathleen S. Whalen, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Kathleen S. Whalen, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Dennis R Albaugh
1 year ago

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