Meredith Guckert

November 18, 1953 - December 20, 2022

11/18/1953 - 12/20/2022

Past Services

Wednesday December 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
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Memorial Gathering

Meredith L “Mary Lou” (Shelek) Guckert, 69, of Wheeling WV, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at home, with family by her side, after a lengthy illness.

She was born November 18, 1953 in Wheeling, WV. Mary Lou is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence B. “Bert” Sr. and Ercella H. (Hixenbaugh) Shelek and her beloved brother, C. Bert Shelek Jr.

Mary Lou was a devoted loving mother and friend. She was an avid Steeler fan and supporter and a 1971 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Wheeling. She was employed by Wheeling Wholesale Grocery for 28 years, followed by 13 years at Culligan Water.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas Guckert; her son Brad T. Guckert (Caitlin) of Cincinnati, OH; her loving sister Leslie Manning (Larry); cousin, Kim Wilds and aunt, Margaret Schenerlein, all of Wheeling. Also survived by family members, Jan Armstrong, Lynne Shelek, Judy Raab, Joanne (Larry) Auber, Jean MacEwan, nieces, nephews, and close cousins Linda Hissom and Sundae Fassig and her pet cat, Milo.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Etta Brand, for being her dedicated nurse as she made her final journey.

A Memorial Gathering will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amedysis Hospice Foundation 3864 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA, 70814 or by clicking here.

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Erik Schramm
1 year ago

We are sorry for your loss. Our condolences to all.

Erik Schramm & family

Carmel Safcsak
1 year ago

Tom and Brad, We were so sorry to hear of Mary Lou s passing. We are remembering all the fun times with you and the sports our guys played together. I think Mary Lou was their biggest cheerleader! Brad, your Mom loved you so much and was so proud of you. Family meant everything to Mary Lou. Take care of yourselves and we will keep you in our prayers. God bless from Joe and Carmel

Jean Anne O'Malley
1 year ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mary Lou. To me she was the sweetest person and always caring. I am so sorry that she is gone. Love to all the family Jean Anne O’Malley.

Greg Gompers
1 year ago

Tom, Brad and family: So sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. Thoughts & prayers are with you.

Judy Seabright
1 year ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Guckert and Shelek families. Mary Lou was a wonderful person and kind to everyone she met. She came from a loving family and that love flourished with she began her family. Keep your memories close in your hearts! Love, Judy Seabright and family

Kathleen Barrett Showalter
1 year ago

Tom, I’m thinking of you and your family. I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.

Dianna Taylor
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences to her family, may she fly with the angels 🙏🏼

Mary Schubert
1 year ago

Tom and Brad, so sorry for your loss. She made it to Brad’s wedding. May you cherish your memories and may she rest in peace.

Karen Shipley
1 year ago

Tom and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May all of your happy memories help ease your pain at this sad time. She fought a long hard battle. May she Rest In Peace.
Karen Shipley

Linda Estep
1 year ago

Tom & Brad , We’re so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you find solace in all of your beautiful memories. May you find happiness looking back & strength moving forward. We’ll always have wonderful memories of Mary. What a beautiful & caring lady. Our hearts ache for you both. Take care of each other. All our love & prayers . Doug & Linda Estep