Sandra C. Theiss

September 12, 1940 - August 22, 2008

09/12/1940 - 08/22/2008

Past Services

Monday August 25, 2008
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday August 26, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tuesday August 26, 2008
10:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

Theiss, Sandra C., 67, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, August 22, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital.
She was born September 12, 1940 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alma Schafer Erbacher. Sandra was an employee of the Wheeling Park Commission and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Russell “Rusty” Lynn Theiss; a brother, Patrick Erbacher.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 49 years, Ronald Fred Theiss, Sr.; two sons, Ronald Fred Geri Theiss, Jr. and David C. Theiss; two daughters, Susan Francis and Cheryl James Fonner, all of Wheeling; three brothers, Joseph Dorothy Erbacher of Wheeling, Larry Betsy Erbacher of Cadiz, OH, and Mike Pearl Welty of Wheeling; six sisters, Rose Robert Henry of Wheeling, Rita Jerome Affeldt of Tacoma, WA, Judy Ted Glatz of Wheeling; Libby Don Reed of McMechen, Nancy Geoghan of Bellaire, OH, and Sue McLaughlin of Wheeling; 11 grandchildren, Jimmy, Rusty, & Jami Fonner, David, Nicole, & Danielle Francis, Allie, A.J., & Adriana Theiss, Kyle & J.T. Theiss; several nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-9 pm Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 7:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Frank O’Kruta as celebrant and Rev. Chris Turner as co-celebrant.
Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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Rita and Jerome Affeldt
8 years ago

Dear Fred, Ssusan, Cheryl, and Chris

Dear Fred, Susan, Fred,Jr. Cheryl and Chris. Jerome and I are so sorry about the loss of yoou’re wife and mother. I wish there was more we could do but we are so far away from all of you. Just know we are thinking about all of you. Love, Aunt Rita and uncle Jerome

Keith Bell & Jessica Taylor
8 years ago

Dear Fred, Suki, Cheryl, Fred and Chris,

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Amy Godfrey McKenna
8 years ago

Dear Theiss family,

I met Sandy when I started working at the zoo at Oglebay when I was 15. She was always so helful and so nice to everyone. I started working at the lodge when I was a little older…and not long after that she moved to the lodge also. I loved seeing her there because I was just getting used to working at the front desk and I really didn’t know anyone there. Seeing her there just made me feel so much better. We would always talk about our days when we saw each other. I quit working at the lodge to take care of my family…but I just wish that I stayed in contact with Sandy. I could’nt believe it when I heard that she passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your family during this time.

Cassie Merkle
8 years ago

Dear Uncle Fred, Suki,Cheryl,Fred, and Chris,

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.Trust in the Lord and ask for His help. He will always answer you and be with you.


Cassie, Gene, and Allyson

Sandra Fay Theiss
8 years ago

Dearest Theiss family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sandra and I had such fun with the fact we shared the same name. Please know I will never forget her.



Jamie Doty
8 years ago

Jami & Family,

I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your grandma and mother. I am always here for you Jami, and you know you can always call me anytime.. day or night. My prayers are with you all. I love you Jami!! stay strong!

Debbie Feenerty
8 years ago

Sukie, Geri Sue and families,

Know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, and that I understand your loss. Sincerely,


Andrea Konkoleski
8 years ago

Susan and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care and May God Bless.

Andrea Riesbeck’s

Juanita Beam-Dempsey
8 years ago

Uncle Buck, Sukie, Cheryl, Freddie & Chris,

Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry I could not be there.


Gary, Juanita, Laney & Griffin Dempsey

Lisa Weishar
8 years ago

Uncle Fred, Suki, Cheryl, Fred and Chris,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Know that we are thinking of you and wishing we could comfort you better.


Lisa, John, Mandy & Jack Weishar