Wanetta Laverne Neuman, 91, of St.Clairsville, OH died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice Wheeling, WV.
She was born April 24, 1926 near Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH a daughter of the late Roy and Burnetta Rose Baker.
After graduating from Wheeling High School in 1944 she pledged her service to her country at war and joined the US Cadet Nurse Corps and enrolled in the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing. She would later receive a Masters of Education from The University of Dayton.
From 1962-1992 she was the School Nurse for St.Clairsville-Richland City Schools where she retired.
Tennis was a big part of Wanetta’s life. She and her tennis friends would travel the country to attend camps, watch tournaments and compete. In 1996 her 3.5 senior ladies team were sectional champions and played in the national championship in Palm Springs, CA. She was team captain. She taught her grandchildren how to play and traveled the country watching them compete at the national and college level. Wanetta could be spotted on the tennis court, playing well into her 80’s.
Wanetta was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church, Wheeling-Oglebay Tennis Club, Belmont County Retired Teachers Association, Women’s Club of Wheeling, Miriam Chapter#1 Order of the Eastern Star, Belmont County Historical Society, St.C. Chapter 2997 AARP
In addition to her parents Wanetta was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Neuman, a brother, Nile Baker, and a sister, Nancy Ritchie.
Surviving are her children Mark (Sonya) Neuman, St. Clairsville, OH, Heather (David) Petros of Corpus Christi, TX and her grandchildren, D. J. (Lauren) Petros and Leslie Petros both of Texas.
Family and friends are invited to attend Wanetta’s funeral service Friday Aug.18, at 10 am at the Fourth Street United Methodist Church 1060 Chapline Street 2nd Floor Wheeling, WV 26003 with Rev. Alan Flaitz officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery Blaine, OH.
Contributions in Wanetta’s name may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter, 45244 National Rd. W., St.Clairsville, OH 43950
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, St.Clairsville, OH is in Charge of arrangements