Margaretta “Peg” Minch

April 1, 1924 - July 23, 2021

04/01/1924 - 07/23/2021

Past Services

Tuesday July 27, 2021
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Wednesday July 28, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Wednesday July 28, 2021
12:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Margaretta Jane “Peg” Minch, 97, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home with family by her side.

She was born in Wheeling, April 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Albert C. and Bertha M. (Nickerson) Walters. Peg was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the West Virginia Farm Bureau. During WWII, Peg worked at the Ammunition Factory making bullet shells. Baseball played a huge part in her life, in her youth she played on the local mushball team with the “Patterson Girls Play Group” and throughout the years became an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles “Chuck” Minch; one daughter, Kathleen Lee Minch; one son, Gary R. Minch; one daughter-in-law, Maria Minch; a granddaughter, Miranda Arnold; one great-grandson, Logan Minch and two brothers, Jack and Glenn Walters.

Peg is survived by six children, Janie (Lee) Hendershot of Bridgeport, OH, Chuck (Edie) Minch of West Alexander, PA, Janet Nichols of Wheeling, David (Barbara) Minch of West Alexander, Jim (Trudy) Minch of West Alexander and Terri (Robert) Arnold of Moundsville, WV; one brother, Jerry Walters of Wheeling; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one on the way; numerous nieces and nephews and her loving dog companion,Wiley.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Valley Hospice for all their hard work and support and to Dr. Lisa Hill for her care.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 2-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 28, at 12:30 pm with Fr. Gary Naegele officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research by clicking here or to AML Research by clicking here.


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Richard Walters and family
2 years ago

Our sympathy is with you. Sending Love and Care in this time of loss. Hold onto the memories.

Roann Neidert
2 years ago

My prayers to your family.

Jeannie Stinoski
2 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. My mom, Mary Fisher cherished their friendship. They are together again

2 years ago

My sympathy Janie and Lee and the family. So sorry for your lose.

Dennis R Albaugh
2 years ago

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

Brenda Ebert
2 years ago

Prayers Terri on the loss of your sweet mom Peggy. You have a lot of great memories, eating out together stories , laughs , beach trips . Just cling to those to help with this heart breaking time . Love you and sending prayers, Bren

David & Roberta Carleo
2 years ago

We are sorry for your loss and are sending our deepest sympathy and healing prayers to help you through this difficult time.

Patti Dague Kisner
2 years ago

So enjoyed Aunt Peg staying at our house in Morgantown during time Uncle Chuck was in WVU hospital. We talked and shared life with one another! I hated to see her leave at end of week! With love, Aunt Peg. I know heaven is rejoicing with your arrival.