Warda Elizabeth Stetz

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Warda Elizabeth Stetz

April 03, 1922 - August 03, 2018

Warda Elizabeth Stetz Warda Elizabeth Stetz, 96, of Mannington, died Friday (Aug. 3, 2018) at her residence in the presence of her daughters, Wilma and Carol. She was born April 3, 1922 a daughter of the late Eli "Zig Zag" and Agnes Satterfield Rohanna.
Her husband, Walter Stetz, whom she married June 14, 1942, died Jan. 14, 1993.
She is survived by her daughters: Wilma Ornduff of Mannington, and Carol (Robert) Gorby, New Martinsville; son-in-law: Carl Lemley, Sistersville; six grandchildren: Bryan (Melanie) Gorby, Georgia, Cindy (Randy) Adams, New Martinsville, Greg (Cindy) Gorby, Williamstown, Michael (Barbara) Lemley, Marysville Ohio, Christine Lemley, Potomac Falls, Virginia, Nancy (David) Prigga, Sistersville; nine great-grandchildren: Rebekah Gorby, Kayla Adams, Austin Adams, Justin Gorby, Grant Gorby, Dylan Lemley, Haley Lemley, Karl Prigga and Kyle Prigga; a brother: Nassif Rohanna, and a sister: Latife Mae (Teefee) Linville, both of Mannington.
She is also survived by best friends and neighbors, Bob and Barb Fletcher, a special family Rick, Jenni, Danny, Lane and Adam Kolat and special pet, Zeke.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Wanda Lee Lemley, a son-in-law: George Ornduff and a grandson: Chester Ornduff.
Warda was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church for 96 years and at present the oldest member.
She was a 1941 graduate of Mannington High School and organized monthly luncheons for classmates. She had a Class of 1941 float in the Mannington Fair Parade.
During her teen years, she formed a girls softball team named the Bluettes. She worked for Dibus Sewing Machine Store. Later, she became a housewife, an Avon and Tupperware Dealer, and a Marion County School cook. Her greatest and most enjoyable job was being a "Granny." She was an avid Notre Dame, North Marion Husky and Steelers fan.
At age 90, her life-long dream of visiting the University of Notre Dame was accomplished. The best part was when several band members had conversation with her and then played the fight song for her.
She treasured Family Gatherings, proud of the fact that she and her siblings lived to be in their 90s and enjoyed being together and reliving the past.
Special thanks to Dr. Lyons, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Gamponia, Dr. Cain and Dr. Camele for their wonderful care over the years. Also, special thanks to WV Caring Nurse Becky, Nurse Erica, Donna, Holly and Amanda. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Warda Stetz to West Virginia Caring, P. O. Box 760, Arthurdale WV 26520.
Family and friends may call from noon-8 p.m. today, Aug. 5 at Masters Funeral Home. A Rosary followed by a Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, with Father Vincy Illekcal officiating. Burial will be at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www: mastersfuneralhomewv.com
Published on August 4, 2018
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