Shirley Nickerson

September 2, 1935 - May 16, 2017

09/02/1935 - 05/16/2017

Past Services

Friday May 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Saturday May 20, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Saturday May 20, 2017
9:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon Church
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Shirley Ann (Elias) Nickerson, 81, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.
Shirley was born September 2, 1935, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Amelia (Brock) Elias.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Nursing Academy, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and member of Corpus Christi Parish, Wheeling.  Being a devoted mother, grandmother and registered nurse were Shirley’s greatest accomplishments.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by six sisters, Rose Bernard, Mary Lonetta, Madeline Elias, Helen McGannon, Jean Elias and Margaret Elias. She is survived by her son, Don (Lori) Nickerson of Wheeling; her daughter, Tammy Strong (Robbie Saseen) of Wheeling; a grandson, Elijah Nickerson; a granddaughter, Emma Nickerson; two nephews, Anthony (Michelle) Lonetta and Nick Lonetta, both of Steubenville, Ohio; a great nephew, Christopher Lonetta; and a great-niece, T.J. Lonetta.
Shirley’s family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and nurses of Good Shepherd Nursing Home for their loving care and dedication, especially 1 South.
Friends will be received from 3-7 pm, Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 6 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 am, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Our Lady Lebanon Church, with Monsignor Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
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Hanna Stiglich
6 years ago

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother Don; our prayers for peace and healing. The Stiglich Family

Ida Britton
6 years ago

Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family Donald sorry tohear of the loss of your Mother . She will be missed

Ida Britton
6 years ago

Thoughts and Prayers to the family Donald so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother

Brad Bell
6 years ago

Donnie and Tammy,
I just found out and I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I wish I was in town and could come by to see you. If there is anything I can do please call.

Greg and Jennifer George
6 years ago

We were very saddened to here of your mothers passing . She was a very special lady. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

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

Holly L. Woods
6 years ago

Tammy and family I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Each of you carries a part of her in your heart to carry on her memory. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Nancy Krupinski
6 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great friend and co worker. She will be missed