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Stephania Jean “Stella” Latka Torbett

Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 Mar 2011 (aged 91)
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
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TORBETT, Stephania J. (Latka), "Stella," 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling.

Stella was born August 17, 1919 in Benwood, W.Va., the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Wojcik) Latka.

She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Wheeling, where she was active in the Christian Mothers and funeral choir.

In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Torbett in 1986; and a son-in-law, William Durr.

Stella is survived by her four children, Lionel Torbett and his wife, Sharon of Lexington, S.C., Paula Torbett Durr of Glen Allen, Va., Bruce Torbett and his wife, Darla of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Mark Torbett and his wife, Patty of Wheeling; a sister, Blanche Resczyski of Benwood; nine grandchildren, Kristin Torbett Holt and her husband, Derek, Reagan Durr Yeatts and her husband, Michael, Emily, Megan and Alyssa Torbett, Shawn Torbett and his wife, Becky, Jason Torbett and his wife, Lori, Zachary Torbett, and Brent Smith and his wife, Sharon; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in the Intelligencer, April 2, 2011

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