M. Guelda Wigal of Belpre, Ohio crossed over to be with the Lord on April 12, 2012.
Guelda was the daughter of Amuel and Maysel M. Drake Noland. She was born in Washington County. Guelda attended the Greenhill School in Constitution, Ohio, and Marietta High School.
On June 22, 1946, she married John A. Wigal Sr., together for 63 years until his passing July 29,2009. Guelda was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Marietta. She worked at S.S. Kresge's, Montgomery Ward Department Store and for Marietta College at Sophie Russell Hall. Guelda was a member of and twice past Worthy Matron of Marietta Chapter #59 Ohio Eastern Star, past Worthy High Priestess of White Shrine #12 of Marietta, and a delegate for the state of Ohio.
She is survived by brother, Bud Noland; her children, John A. (Weegie) Wigal Jr., of Vincent, and her daughter, Kathy L. Wigal-Rezabek who lived with her momma and lovingly took care of her. Grandchildren: Ricky D. (Jana) Joseph of Newport, Brian D. Joseph and his partner Dennis Lumbatis of Reno, Jeffrey D. (Shannon) Joseph of Parkersburg, Jennifer L. Wigal of Marietta, and Laura (Nehi) Copeland of Stewart, Ohio, Robert (Hollie) Ellis, of Marietta, and Linda (Eric) Grady, Grafton, W.Va.; also survive with great-grandchildren: Alexander D. Joseph, Braeyn J. Joseph, Brynlee M. Joseph, Nicholas Fowler, Breanna Keffer and R.J. and Maddie Ellis, Allison, Tyler and Katilyn Grady, several nephews and nieces, a special nephew Rick Noland and a special niece, Susie (Fred) Gibson and loving neighbors, Lee and Linda Shutts, of Belpre.
Guelda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and an infant sister, Shirley Jean.
She found great joy in her life through the Lord, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and Pretty Girl and Daisy Mae, her pets.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at McClure -Schafer -Lankford Funeral Home. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. today with the family present from 2-6 p.m. today, and on Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Eastern Star Chapter #59 will conduct a service 7 p.m. Saturday and service for the White Shrine of Jerusalem Marietta Chapter #12 will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com. Special thanks go to: Dr. Bob Erdelyi and to Dr. Kelli Cawley for their diligent care of Guelda these past two years. Also a very special thank you to Marietta home health and hospice and nurse Nancy. Memorial donations may be sent to Marietta Hospice in memory of Marion Guelda Wigal.
She was a very special lady and will be missed by one and all.