Evelyn “Marie” Petri, 67, of Wheeling passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born June 12, 1952, in Grafton, WV, daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Linn Shackelford.

Marie was an 8th grade science teacher at Moundsville Junior High until her retirement, in June 2012 with 38 years of service. She was devoted to all animals and especially her alpacas and dogs. She was a supporter of the Marshall County Animal Rescue League, loved flowers, was a Protestant by faith and touched many lives throughout her life.

Survivors include her cherished husband, of 35 years, Joseph Petri; two brothers: Gene (Barbara) Shackelford of NC and Robert (Sue) Shackelford of Grafton, WV; mother-in-law: Helen Petri of Wheeling; brother-in-law: Eric Petri of Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.

At Marie’s request there will no visitation, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiffany Dlesk Spay Neuter Clinic, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.