Obituary for Marian Joan Matella

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Marian Joan Matella

July 11, 1928 - July 4, 2018

Marian J. (Edelen) Matella, 89, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

 Marian was born July 11, 1928, in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Donald and Angela (Kirchgessner) Edelen.  She retired as the Assistant Director of Nursing at Ohio Valley Medical Center, after 37 years of service; and was a lifetime member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.  She was also a former member of the St. Michael’s Christian Mothers; the Carroll Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus; the Nurses Association Conference of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the Wheeling Hospital Alumni Association; the Sisters of Saint Joseph Auxiliary; and the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association..

 In addition to her parents, Marian was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald J. Matella, in 2005.  She is survived by her two children, Patricia “Patti” (Dennis L.) Obyc of Powell, Ohio and Ronald A. (Michelle L.) Matella of Lake Worth, Fla.; eight grandchildren, David Obyc, Katie Obyc, Kerry Smith, Michael Obyc, Kevin Obyc, Matthew Matella, Andrew Matella and Maggie Matella; 11 great-grandchildren; a niece, Cindy Huss (Timothy) Latz; and a nephew, Brian (Cindy) Huss.


Friends will be received Monday, July 16, 2018, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, from 10 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, with the Rev. Martin Smay as celebrant.  Committal service and entombment will follow in the Chapel Mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214, or the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling WV 26003.  Contributions may also be made online at  

Cremation services by Buckeye Cremation, 655 Metro Place South Suite 600, Dublin, Oh. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.  Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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