Della Jean (Mozney) Westfall, 76, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born January 11, 1941 in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Mozney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Jim) Westfall; her sister, Josephine (Mozney) Myer; her niece, Jacqueline Klug; and her nephew, Greg Myer.
Della is survived by her son, James (Vickie) Westfall; and two grandchildren, Madison and Nolan of Wheeling; her sisters, Mary Ann (Mozney) Lokmer of Wheeling, Sandra (Mozney) (Daniel) Klug of Basye, Virginia; Carol (Mozney) Baron of Zanesville, Ohio; and her brother, Jacob (Joe) (Suzy) Mozney of Wheeling; along with her endeared companion, Russell McMahon, as well as her nieces, nephews, relatives, and many friends.
Della retired from the Children’s Home of Wheeling, where she was Director of Food Service. After retirement, she actively volunteered in several local charities, as The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, Habitat for Humanity, Marshall County Election Poll Worker; and in local activities, as on the local Sons of Italy Bocce Ball and other bowling league teams. Della and Russ later took to the dance floors of the Ohio Valley and enjoyed cruising to many ports around the world. She was her grandchildren’s most avid fan, endlessly attending their sports games.
She graduated from Triadelphia High School in 1958.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September, 15, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove with the Rev. Chuck McGinnis as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Vigil services will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Donations may also be made in Della’s memory to The Leukemia Fund at The James Cancer Center, PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218 or to The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling or to The Salvation Army, Wheeling or in C/O tmcfunding.com.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.