Mary Catherine Schlag

August 13, 1927 - April 8, 2015

08/13/1927 - 04/08/2015

Mary Catherine SCHLAG, 87, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born August 13, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Walter, Sr. and Nellie Taffe Gribben.

Mary Catherine was a retired registered nurse who worked for Florence Crittendon, OVMC, Welty Home for the Aged and Good Shepherd Nursing Home, was a graduate of the Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing, was a member of the Chemical People, St. Michael Christian Mothers, Diocese Council of Catholic Women, Governors Highway Task Force, Aids Task Force, Foster Grandparents Program, Volunteered at Woodsdale Elementary School, Holy Family Child Care and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Mary Catherine was preceded in death by 2 sons; George “Chuck” and Daniel “Danny” Schlag, 2 brothers; Walter Gribben, Jr., John Jack Gribben and a sister; Helen Marie Gribben.

Surviving are 3 children; Dennis “Denny” Schlag and his wife Elaine of Henderson, TN, Virginia “Gini” Cope and her husband Dave of Towanda, KS, and Anne Klem Aalmo and her husband Johnny of Proctor, WV, 3 brothers; Paul Gribben of MA, Robert Gribben of Christiansburg, VA, Lawrence Gribben of Wheeling, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where
services will be held on Saturday at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
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gayle vermillion
8 years ago

Mary Catherine was like a big sister to me when Helen Marie and I were growing up. She was a very good person. I am sorry she is gone

Alice Bounds
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Denny, Ginny, and Anne and their families. Mary Kay was so talented and caring in all she did. I will remember the many summers at the creek.

Alice Bounds

Ruth Kuhns Hesson
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I am Mary Caterines first cousin .