Mary “Mary Kay” Katherine Emmerth

September 14, 1937 - September 27, 2021

09/14/1937 - 09/27/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Friday October 01, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday October 01, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday October 02, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Saturday October 02, 2021
10:30 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Mary Kay Beltz Emmerth, 84, of Wheeling, passed away on September 27, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home of Wheeling, WV.

She was born on September 14, 1937 to the late George and Gertrude (McLaughlin) Beltz in Wheeling, WV.

Mary Kay was the first person to graduate from Wheeling College where she obtained her bachelors degree and she also earned her Masters Degree in Theology at Duquense Univeristy.

She was a long-time member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee, WV, and attended St. Joseph Cathedral in her younger years.

She worked as a trainer for Black Diamond Girl Scouts and also as a school teacher for Catholic schools throughout the area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Thomas Richard Emmerth in 2017, sister Barbara Swearingen, and brother Edwin Beltz.

Mary Kay is survived by her two sons, Douglas (Pam) Emmerth of Colliers, WV, Phillip Paul (Mary Beth) Emmerth of Wheeling, WV; two daughters, Ann (Erik) Barker of Cumming, GA, Mary (Trent) Pastilong of Morgantown, WV, eight grandchildren: Blake (Sarah) Emmerth, Victoria (Aaron) Heaberlin, Emily Emmerth, Luke Barker, Daniel Pastilong, Elizabeth Barker, Julia Pastilong, and John Emmerth, one great-grandson Andrew Heaberlin, her sister-in-law Karen Beltz, brother-in-law Dr. Bernie Grubler, brother-in-law Andrew (Diane) Emmerth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel 1400 Eoff Street on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and again from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Masks are required per family’s request.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, WV on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at 10:30 am with Father Narisetti Sateesh as celebrant.

Interment will follow after mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery – Wheeling, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 18th Street Catholic Charities in Mary Kay’s memory at TMCFunding.com (click here)

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Emmerth family.

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Jeanette Wojcik
1 year ago

I just learned of Mary Kay’s death. She was a joy to have working in our Girl Scout office and touched the lives of so many girls during her years with Girl Scouts. My prayers for all of you who mourn the loss of such a wonderful person. Eternal rest grant unto her.

Rich Maltese
1 year ago

So sorry for the loss of your mother Phil.
Prayers to you and your family.

Larry Teufel
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss
Prayers for the Emmerth family

Cassie & Gene Merkle
1 year ago

Phil I am so very sorry for your loss. May God keep you all in His loving arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sister Joanne Gonter
1 year ago

As a member of the first graduating class from then Wheeling College, I have wonderful memories of Mary Kay and of her husband Tom. My deepest sympathy and prayers to her entire family.

Terri Murray
1 year ago

Growing up I always admired you for your intelligence. And, what a sweet laugh you had. You showed sincere interest in what was happening in our lives. Will never forget you Aunt Taters. Rest In Peace. Enjoy eternity in Heaven with God and All those you loved.