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Mary Dickmann

August 10, 1908 - March 19, 2001

Dickmann, Mary Agnes, 92, of Lynwood Avenue, Wheeling, died Monday, March 19, 2001. She was born August 10, 1908, in Wheeling, Daughter of the late William and Georgia Gaither Dickmann. Also preceding her in death was a twin sister, Sara Dickmann Keys; and a nephew, Charles W. Keys, Jr., both formerly of Wheeling. Mary worked for the Dioceseof Wheeling-Charleston for over 40 years, first as a secretary to the late Msgr. Frederick J. Schawtz, Chancellor of the Diocese, and later as a bookkeeper for the diocesan newspaper, The West Virginia Register, which left the Denver-based Register System of Newspapers in 1970, becoming The Catholic Spirit. At the time of her death, Mary was historian and treasurer for the Busy Bees, a diocesan organization that aided orphans in the early years and later turned to raising funds for the education of diocesan seminarians as well as various charities, such as the 18th Street Center. In addition to the Busy Bees, she was a long-time member fo the diocesan chapter of the Catholic Daughters of America; the Sisters of St. Joseph Auziliary; and the Carroll Ladies, Carroll Council #504, Wheeling. Mary was noted for her many charitable endeavors on behalf of the diocese. She was a very kind person and was especially devoted to her nieces and nephews who survive her. They are, Bill Keys and his wife, Suzanne, of Fort Myers, Fla., Peggy Keys of Wheeling and Sara ”Sally” Keys Blizzard and her husband, Phil, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also surviving are five great nieces and five great nephews, Mike Keys, Lafayette, La., Tim Keys, Fort Myers, Fla., Mary Hindson Staley of Wheeling, Lisa Hindson Games of Moundsville, Holly Hindson of Wheeling, Kelly Keys Hays of Irvine, Calif., Charles W. Keys III, Santa Margarita, Calif., Michele Blizzard Whelan of Westwood, N.J., Joshua Blizzard, of W. Springfield, Mass., and Seth Blizzard of Cincinnati. In addition, three great-great nieces and five great-great nephews survive, Andrew Keys, Kevin Keys, Mary Margaret Keys, Alexandra Keys, Steven Wilson, Sara Staley, Caleb Games and Joshua Games. Visitation will be held from 10-11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at noon, Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Wheeling with The Most Reverend Bishop Bernard Schmitt officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memoria contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, Pogues Run Road, Wheeling, WV. 26003.


Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:45 am

Location:

Mount St. Joseph

137 Mount St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:

St. Joseph Cathedral

13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Time: 12:30 pm

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Bellaire, OH 43906


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