Mary Alice Keane

August 24, 1925 - April 24, 2021

08/24/1925 - 04/24/2021

Past Services

Wednesday May 05, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Thursday May 06, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Thursday May 06, 2021
1:00 pm
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Mary Alice (Nation) Keane, age 95 currently of Wellsburg, and a previous resident of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on April 24, 2021.
She is preceded in death by her husband Andrew J. Keane; daughter Sheila M. Keane; brother Sonny and sister Joan.
Mary Alice was born in Cork Ireland to the late James J. & Mary (Keating) Nation. Her mother passed away when she was only 6 months of age. Her father subsequently married Mary Margaret Cronin, and together they raised Mary Alice with their children. Mary Alice immigrated to the U.S. in 1947 where she taught knitting and sewing at L.S. Good Department Store. In 1952, she married her husband Andrew and together they started a family. She handled the bookkeeping for their family business, the Minute Markets, while maintaining their home & caring for her family. Mary Alice was an excellent mother and grandmother who was loved by all. As a devout Catholic, she was extremely faithful, generous and kind. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Mary Alice is survived by her sons David A. (Candice) Keane and Kevin A. (Becky) Keane of Wheeling, WV, John J. (Barb) Keane of Mooresville, NC; daughters Joan M. (Bill) Dickman of Sykesville, MD and Maureen E. (Thomas) Williams of Wellsburg, WV; brothers James and Michael Nation of Cork, Ireland; sister Claire Calnan of Birmingham, UK. She also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous relatives in Ireland and many friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 5-8pm and a Vigil Service at 7pm, Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Funeral Mass to follow on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1 pm at St. Michael’s Church, 1225 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003. As per the pandemic guidelines, social distancing and masks are required.

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Sally & Chris Bowie
2 years ago

Kevin & family Sorry to learn of the death of your mom. Our prayers are with you. Sally & Chris Bowie

Denise Snyder Radaker
2 years ago

The sweetest, kindest, most gentle soul.

The Kings
2 years ago

Maureen and Tommy— I am so sorry for your loss, but find peace in the many memories and the lives she touched. Such a kind, beautiful, loving lady! I so enjoyed my few pop in visits these last few months. You will be truly missed my many. I know you adored your family and loved picking on my brother. He was blessed to have you as a mother-in-law and we were blessed to know you.

Sharon Bourgo
2 years ago

I always told Mrs. Keane that she was a saint and I meant it! She always had only good things to say and was a very God oriented woman. She lived a good life and led by example! I’m sure God is happy to have her back with Him❤️

2 years ago

They say big things come in small packages. Diminutive Mary Alice Keane had one of the BIGGEST hearts God ever installed. I was privileged to see her last year at my aunt’s funeral (a very sweet gesture) and talk with her a bit. Prayers to all of you. May she rest in peace.

Paul and Cathy Schau
2 years ago

A dear, sweet, lovely lady. Heaven just got better.

Thomas E Williams
2 years ago

Best Mother in law EVER!

Michael & Mary Nation
2 years ago

Deepest Sympathy to Mary’s family from Michael & Mary Nation and family (Turners Cross, Cork, Ireland)

Joyce and Dave Fiorilli
2 years ago

Sorry for the loss of your Mother. You and the family were fortunate to have her for many years. Keep all your memories close to your heart. Prayers to your and your family.

Ursula Nation Cooper
2 years ago

A beautiful lady and a kind spirit . We will miss you you Auntie Mary