Vivian M. Thomas

June 19, 1924 - March 25, 2015

06/19/1924 - 03/25/2015

Vivian M. Thomas, 90, of Wheeling, WV, died March 25, 2015 at Liza’s Place.
She was born June 19, 1924 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Howard and Mariea Welch Gruse.

Vivian was a homemaker, a member of The Red Hat Ladies, Christian Mothers, was a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital for 33 years, a volunteer at Oglebay Institute, member of the Elks Club BPOE#28 and St. Michael Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Prask.

Surviving is her husband of 67 years, James W. Thomas, 4 children; David Thomas and his wife, Vicki of Hermitage, PA, Jeff Thomas and his wife, Mary Jane of Mt. Juliet, TN, Thomas Thomas and his wife, Brenda of Wheeling, Michelle Thomas Nelson and her husband, Gary of Boynton Beach, FL, 2 sisters; Mary Lou Hutchinson and Shirley McCloskey both of Wheeling, 7 grandchildren; Scott Thomas, Carrie Muschweck, Amanda Collins, Christopher Thomas, Johnna Nesaw, Thomie Thomas Pellarin and Kelsie Thomas and 7 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00am at the Bishop’s Chapel in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Gallagher officiating.

Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, or the Volunteer Services at Wheeling Hospital.

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Elizabeth Pernell
8 years ago

As a fellow Lady Elk auxiliary member of the Wheeling Elks Lodge #28 I share my deepest sympathies to the family. She will be missed.

Mary Ann Siebieda
8 years ago

May Vivian rest in peace. Enjoyed working with her and Jim at ST. Joan of Arc’s.My prayers are with her and the family.

ron pavilack
8 years ago

Michelle-I’m sorry to learn about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times.

Ron Pavilack

Marian Mullin
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy on your great loss. Vivian was such a delightful lady. I always felt happier after chatting with her at the hospital. I miss her. Please know your are all in our thoughts and prayers. Marian and Rich Mullin

Dona Pizi Luikart
8 years ago

With deepest sympathy and many happy memories over the years.

Remembering Vivian with a smile as she always made us laugh!

The Pizi family

Faye Oldham (Koegler)
8 years ago

Jim and family I just found out about Vivian I am very sorry to hear the news She was a great person