Martha L. Shia

October 23, 1927 - February 15, 2017

10/23/1927 - 02/15/2017

Past Services

Saturday February 18, 2017
10:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon Church
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

SHIA, Martha L., 89, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born October 23, 1927, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Charles Meder and Selma (Wolfe) Meder Hiller. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tim” Shia, one sister, Mary Jean Hawkins, one grandson, Brian Trischler, and her son-in-law, Thomas Jochum Jr.
She is survived by five children, Timothy M. (Terresa) Shia, Tracy C. (Jackie) Shia, Marianne (Chuck) Jerrome, Sue Jochum, and Jane (Austin) Zimmerman; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
At Martha’s request, there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 am at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling with Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the excellent care given to Martha.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Cassie Fahey Welsh
6 years ago

Marianne and Sue, your mom was a wonderful woman. I remember her so well growing up and that she was friends with my mom was special. The two of you were wonderful to her. May she Rest In Peace.

Eddie Fincher
6 years ago


I am sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Pete & Erin Cuffaro
6 years ago

Tracy and Family:

So sorry to learn about your mother.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

Donna Newhart Herzog
6 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Your wonderful memories will help you forever. Donna Newhart Herzog

Jack Jochum
6 years ago

Martha was a great neighbor who raised a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

Jamesina Beecroft
6 years ago

Martha’s family, what a wonderful, kind, caring, fun loving person your mom was to volunteer with at the Cathedral. She and the other funeral luncheon ladies were very helpful with my training. I know that she is busy in heaven!! Jamesie Donnelly Beecroft

Beth (Reed) Wiethe
6 years ago

Janie, Tracy & family…..So sorry to see of Mrs. Shia passing. Often wondered about her…My thoughts & Prayers are with you all…God Bless & Rent in Peace Mrs Shia

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Shia. Denny Albaugh

Laura Lee Wetzel
6 years ago

Marianne , Sue & Family,
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
With sympathy,
Laura Lee & Mike Wetzel