Rita Eileen Dolan

September 27, 1922 - January 24, 2019

09/27/1922 - 01/24/2019

Rita Eileen Dolan, 96, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Washington, DC, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.


Rita was born September 27, 1922, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late James J. and Lena B. (Teufel) Dolan.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Wheeling; a Catholic by faith and former member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Washington, DC; and a retired Congressional Liaison Specialist for the Department of the Interior.


In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her sister, Mary D. Thompson.  She is survived by her numerous cousins, including Bill (Maureen) Dolan, Mary Palma, Peggy Dolan, Pat Dolan, John (Kim) Dolan, Tim Dolan, Dan (Janet) Dolan, Bernie (Jeannette) Dolan, Katy (John) Nolan, Steve (Mary) Dolan, Teresa (Bryan) Michaels, Matt (Elaine) Dolan, Rita (Tom) Parise, Fran (George) Druffner, Mike (Patti) Reddy, Ann Siegel, Kathleen (Jerrod) Orians, Amy Reddy, Kenneth (Pat) Kirchgessner, David (Martha) Kirchgessner, Mary Rita (David) Sonderman, Gerald (Rebecca) Kirchgessner, Kathleen Costanzo, Leo Stauver, Russell (Sharon) Stauver and Mary Dee (Lawrence) Bandi.


In accordance with Rita’s wishes, there will be no visitation.  Funeral services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Wheeling Central Catholic High School, 75 14th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online  by clicking here.  Online condolences may be offered to Rita’s family at  www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.


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Gail Osburn
3 years ago

Rita was a wonderful neighbor at Veazey Terrace. I enjoyed going to St. Thomas where she did the readings beautifully. Will pray for her.

Kathy Roth
3 years ago

So sorry about Rita’s passing. I always enjoyed her conversations when she came in for her hair appointments. A very interesting lady.