Wilda E. Malena

December 19, 1920 - November 5, 2008

12/19/1920 - 11/05/2008

Past Services

Wednesday November 12, 2008
1:00 pm
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

Malena, Wilda E., 87, of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday November 5, 2008 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
She was born December 19, 1920 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Forrest and Lela Coffield Kent. She was a retired employee of the former Louis Marx Toy Co., Glen Dale and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. Wilda was also a member of the Wheeling Reelers, the Salvation Army Golden Agers, the Senior Center of Wheeling, and the Christian Mothers of St. Alphonsus. She loved to dance and play cards, and was a member of her bunco club for over 50 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Norville and Elbert Kent.
Surviving are a son, Rick Cindy Malena of Wheeling; a daughter, Debbie Malena of Wheeling; two sisters, Evelyn Wood of Shadyside, OH and Elma Pierce of Bridgeport, OH; a grandson, Dwayne Saunders of Wheeling.
There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Interment at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or the Senior Center of Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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8 years ago

Dear Debbie,

I’m so sorry for your lose and I know only time will help you get through the lose.But remembering all the good times with your mother will help ease that lose.

8 years ago


I can’t tell you enough how sorry I am for the loss of your Mom. Its hard losing a parent especially when you were so close to them and they were there for you through everything. It is a little easier when you think of all the good and happy times. Memories are all we have now so we have to cherish every single one of them. Your mom was a good person and a really special mom and grandma. I’ll always be here for you.

Laurie Glenz
8 years ago


I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laurie Glenz Wash Ave.Convenient

8 years ago

Debbie, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You have my deepest sympathy. It is not easy to lose someone that you love, I know. If there is anything that I can do, let me know.

8 years ago

It’s hard when you lose someone but just reflecting on the wonderful times you have had with them and remembering what joy they brought to you and so many others lives makes it a little easier.

8 years ago

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers in the lose of your dear mom.

I am here if you need to talk and may God and comfort you and your family