Sarah Jane Willson, 99, of Wheeling, died Wednesday August 22, 2018 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
She was born October 27, 1918 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late John and Edna McMasters Almond.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Commander Walter B. Willson.
Sarah was a high school graduate of Warwood High School; a graduate of West Liberty State College in 1942 where she was crowned the first Home coming Queen;, president of her sorority Alpha XI Delta; received her Masters in Letters at University of Pitt; in 1942 she attended the Alviene Master School of Theatre; Academy of Cultural Arts in New York; taught English and French at the former Union High School and followed and retired at the consolidation at John Marshall High School and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Bethel Park Pa.
Surviving are her two children; John A. Willson of Wheeling and Jane C. Bishop of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Kristi Applebaum of Pittsburgh, Katie Miller of Pittsburgh, Heather Lapinski of Texas, Justin Willson of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Jonathan Willson of Florida; eight great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Interment to be held at the convenience of the family.
Local arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.