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Geraldine "Jerry" (Pickens) Wehner

January 3, 1922 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 99)

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Geraldine "Jerry"  Wehner, 99 of Kingwood WV, passed away September 24, 2021.

She was born in Gilmer County, WV on January 3, 1922, a daughter of the late Karl Dewey Pickens and Hattie J. Wigner Pickens.  She grew up in Morgantown, and graduated from West Virginia University in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Teachers Certificate.

She served in World War II in the US Navy W.A.V. E. S. She married attorney Charles V. Wehner on March 15, 1946, who was associated with F. E. Parrack, Esq., in Kingwood. She was a biology teacher and substitute teacher at Kingwood High School. They purchased the first hospital building in Preston County, built in 1905, and renovated it as Wehner Law Offices.

She served as President of the Kingwood Womans’ Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority,

Vice -President of Friends of the Kingwood Public Library Executive Board, and was a volunteer for special education classes. In addition, she was active with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Parent Teacher Associations, and high school band and sports groups. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Pamela A. Wehner of Rogers, AR; Patricia J. Wehner of Birmingham, AL; and Dr. Paulette S. Wehner Charles (Dr. Mitch Charles) of Huntington, WV; and one son, Charles C. Wehner, Esq., (Gail) of Pacific Palisades, CA. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Emilie S. Charles and Olivia G. Charles of Huntington, WV; Amanda M. Hendry (Frank) of Alexandria, VA and Matthew V. Wehner of San Francisco, CA; two great-grandsons, Stephen Alexander Hendry and Charles Jon Hendry of Alexandria, VA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. Wehner and two sons: Stephen V. Wehner and Richard K. Wehner. Also, her two sisters: Waneta Swank and Lois Taylor Springer.

Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood, on Tuesday, October 5, from 6pm to 8pm. A mass of Christian Burial at St.  Sebastian Catholic Church, Kingwood, will be at 10 am on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 with Father Soosai Arpudam Arokiadass H.G, N. as celebrant. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances to Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department (Brown Avenue, Kingwood, WV 26537), Kingwood Public Library (205 W. Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537), St. Sebastian Catholic Church (322 E. Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537) or a charity of individual choice.

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October 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Browning Funeral Home
201 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

Mass of Christian Burial
October 6, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church (Kingwood)

October 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood

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