Marilyn D. Novotney

July 27, 1932 - September 28, 2021

07/27/1932 - 09/28/2021

Past Services

Sunday October 03, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Sunday October 03, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Monday October 04, 2021
Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery
Pittsburgh, PA
Monday October 04, 2021
11:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Marilyn Davies Novotney, 89, of Wheeling, passed away on September 28, 2021, at home in Wheeling, WV.

She was born on July 27, 1932 to Paul and Edith (Davies) Wynkoop in Pittsburgh, PA. For over 40 years, Marilyn’s beloved hobby was dog grooming, and she was employed by the McGeary Law Firm and Boury Enterprises.

Marilyn was honored to be a member of St. Michael’s Choir for more than 60 years, and she was a member of The Christian Mothers of St. Michaels, as well. Marilyn loved bowling and collected several trophies as a member of a bowling league.

She also was also an avid animal rights activist for animals all over the country. Marilyn was a member of SPCA Ohio County Chapter, was a protector of all animals, and, in fact, listed – at the very bottom – among her last wishes, “If possible, rent two Lions and place (them) on each side of the casket.”

Once again, Marilyn’s saucy sense of humor provoked laughter at a most difficult time.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Wynkoop Jr.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 69 years, Edward S.; her two sons, John E. Novotney and Steven E. (Michelle) Novotney of Wheeling, WV, daughter, Marla J. (Michael) Sharkey of Coraopolis, PA, grandchildren: Katie and Emily Novotney, Michael Novotney, Amanda Eikey, Gavin, Rowyn, and Edan Sharkey, and one great-grandson, Rhett Tyler Robinson.

Friends and family will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel 1400 Eoff Street Wheeling, WV 26003 on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm and then again from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 4, 2021 at St. Michael Parish in Wheeling, WV at 11:00 am with Father Carlos serving as celebrant.

A committal service will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Northside Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA following Marilyn’s mass of Christian burial with Deacon William “Bill” Palamara officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) at

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Novotney family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Rowyn Sharkey
9 months ago

I miss you Grandma, but I know you are and will be with me always. I am so grateful for the time we had and for your gracious spirit forever inspiring me to be a better person!

Marla Sharkey
11 months ago

Dear Mom, Our hearts are so heavy but we know you are at glorious rest with God and finally at peace. Worry no more, your work here is done. We love you always!

11 months ago

Sorry for your loss. She is in the loving arms of Jesus! That makes me smile. Love you all.

Chris Miller
11 months ago

John..Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Stay strong. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dennis R Albaugh
11 months ago

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

Michael Queer
11 months ago

Steve and Michelle and family….my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grieving. Although I have never met Marilyn I see in the obituary what a wonderful active lady she was. Thinking of you today and as you move forward in this time of loss.

Paul & Judy Wislinsky
11 months ago

Ed, John, Steven, Marla & families, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond and happy memories of Marilyn and loved to hear her laugh. She will be missed and remembered.

Lawrence Jones
11 months ago

Steve and Family,

Please know we are all thinking of you during your time of loss.

H. Lawrence (Larry) Jones, Ed.D. and Sue Blevins

Ann Koegler
11 months ago

Steve and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. It is so difficult, but may it bring you comfort to know that you are being lifted in prayers.

Rich Maltese
11 months ago

Ed, So sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. Prayers to you and your family