Vernon L. Hancher

January 23, 1946 - January 8, 2009

01/23/1946 - 01/08/2009

Past Services

Monday January 12, 2009
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday January 13, 2009
11:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tuesday January 13, 2009
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

HANCHER, Vernon L. “Sonny”, 62, died Thursday January 8, 2009 at OVMC.

He was born in Washington PA on January 23, 1946 a son of the late Cecil and Ruth Myers Hancher. He was a Christian by faith, a former employee of Donaldson Mine, Valley Camp Coal, a member of the Cave Club and a member of the UMWA.

Surviving is his wife, Regina R. Fadul Hancher, a son, Scott Hancher and his wife Jennifer of West Lafayette, IN, two daughters Sondra Wojchowski and her husband John and Shelly Hancher all of Wheeling, a brother, Daniel “Jerry” Hancher and his wife Nancy of Florida, three sisters, Ima Jean Sim and her husband Bill of Pomeroy, OH, Vicki Sessa of Claysville, PA and Sue King of Ohio, five grandchildren, Megan, Amanda, Samantha, Shaun and Gavin.

Friends will be received on Monday from 3-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7pm.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00am at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church with the Rev. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sonny Hancher Memorial Fund, 24 Breezy Acres, Wheeling, WV 26003 of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

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Carolyn Fortney-Davis
8 years ago

Dear Regina and Family;

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all doing this very sorrowful time.


Carolyn Fortney-Davis

Beth McIntyre
8 years ago

Dearest Sondra and Shelly, I most tenderly extend to you my deepest sympathy.

Delcee Cook
8 years ago


I’m so sorry to here of the passing of your father. I lost my father this past year also. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kim, Clark and Jarrod J-Rod
8 years ago

Shelly, Shaun, Gavin and Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss.

Laura, Nicholas, and Brian
8 years ago

Shelly, Shaun, Gavin, and Hancher Family:

We are so sorry to hear about Sonny’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robert Reid
8 years ago

Shelly, Shawn, Gavin and the entire Hancher family.

We are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this most difficult time. Please know we are here for you always.


Bob, Nikki, Adam and Aaron

Jonathan Fadoul
8 years ago

So sorry for you loss. You are all in my prayers. I love you all, and wish I could be there to support you during this difficult time. With love and sympathy, Jonathan Fadoul

Georganne Ickler
8 years ago

Sondra & family – my prayers and thoughts are with you – I love you!

Jerri Goff
8 years ago

Sondra and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts.

Love and Hugs

LoisPost Brownlee
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Sonny.

You don’t know me ,but I am one of Sonny cousins. His Dad & My Mother were brother& sister. I saw Sonny at the Hancher rieunion in 2007,at Claysville Park.

Again you have our sympathy

Lois & Fred Brownlee

Mary Tarr
8 years ago

You have my sympathy.

Mary Tarr