Patricia G. Neely


Patricia “Trish” Gail Wedig Neely, 72, a resident of Valley Head, passed from this life Sunday, May 19, 2019, at home surrounded by family and under the care of Mountain Hospice.

Trish was born Monday, Oct. 21, 1946, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Frank Albert Wedig and Katherine Adams Wedig.

She was thrice married. First to Raymond Pealer Jr. and then to Ernest J. Mangan, both preceded her in death.

On Oct. 9, 2000, in Perry County, Pennsylvania, she married Roger Neely, who survives.

Also left to cherish her memory are four children, Sandra Pealer, Raymond Pealer III and wife Monica, Jarrod Coates, and Raelyn King, seven grandchildren, Harlan, Gabriele, Elias, Tatiana, Sasha, Rico, and Avalon, five siblings, Kay Kuebler, Shirley Rehkugler, Frank Wedig and wife Donna, Christopher Wedig and wife Thelma, and Mary Jones and husband Barry.

Also preceding Trish in death was one sister, Sharon Wedig, and one grandson, Anson Pealer.

Trish began her journey entering during the generation brink known as “Baby Boomers” which had significant influence on her life path. There was a population explosion with a popular name for female babies, Patricia, the derivation (patriotic/loyal) and identity (Pat, Tricia, Trish) surmounted through transitions. A strong foundation in religious, family, educational, work and civic values served as her cornerstones. Being a member of a sizable family taught her responsibility and interdependence. Encouragement and modeling from significant mentors taught her application. This foundational framework served her entire lifetime often leading to leadership positions. Her educational achievements included the Central Dauphin Honors high school program, PSU Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Major and Elementary Ed, Minor and more recently UM Licensed Local Pastor. Her passion was love of God and all His provisions including simple natural surroundings, people and small animals. Her gifts were unchained creative writings, Gospel music, cooking and preserving edibles then sharing them with no expectation other than happiness. All were ways she demonstrated discipleship of Jesus Christ. Through her lifetime, she was a daughter, sister, wife, friend, grandmother, employee, employer and most recently a Pastor. Inquisitive, inspired and determined, she faithfully showed no mountain was insurmountable. She walked the talk.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m. Pastor Ann Fretwell will officiate and interment will follow in Valley Head Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Trish’s name to Mountain Hospice, 228 Fourth St. Elkins, WV 26241. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Patricia Gail Neely. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.