Margaret Dianne “Di” Sheehe Wensel, 79, died Monday, July, 30 at her home. Wife of Floyd Lee Wensel of Triadelphia, West Virginia.
Dianne was born in Indiana, Pa., March 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Fay Sheehe.
Both she and Floyd grew up and met in Oakland, Maryland. She is survived by her husband and loving family, (son) Timothy Floyd and Renee Wensel of Wheeling; (son) Matthew Jon Wensel and Lawrence Martin of Pittsburgh, Pa.; (daughter) Margaret Anne Wensel Blacker and Lance Blacker of Barnesville, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Jaquie Simoncic Eater, wife of the late (son) Andrew Wensel; and her grandchildren Timothy Ryan Wensel and Margaret Marie Blacker; and will be greatly missed by all her brothers and sisters: Thomas Sheehe, David Sheehe, Martha Rice, Leslee Walters, Marilyn Ammons and Bernard Sheehe and their families. Di received her teaching degree from Indiana Teachers Collage of PA (now IUP). She taught 2nd grade for 20 years at Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling. She was a member of St. Vincent and Seven Dolors Parish; Elm Grove Civics; Ohio County Retired School Employees; and a member of the Wheeling Collegent Women organization. She and her husband delivered meals for the Wheeling Catholic Charities; and often worked at Seven Dollars fish fry. Di was well known as a basketball fan. She faithfully attended Wheeling Jesuit games for both boys and girls, it didn’t matter, she was there cheering on her favorites.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Naegele as celebrant.
A vigil service will be conducted on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wheeling Catholic Charities, Wheeling Jesuit University Athletics, her grandson Timothy’s tuition fund or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.