Laura M. Wakim

January 31, 1934 - July 6, 2017

01/31/1934 - 07/06/2017

Past Services

Sunday July 09, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday July 10, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Monday July 10, 2017
10:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Wakim, Laura M. Zepeda, 83, of Wheeling, died Thursday July 6, 2017 in Liza’s Place, Wheeling.

She was born January 31, 1934 in Triadelphia, WV., the daughter of the late Elwood and Ann (Talarchyk) Farmer Zepeda.

Laura was a retired account manager for the former Fed One Bank, Wheeling, a member of Sister of St. Joseph’s Auxiliary, Oglebay Garden Center, Oglebay Institute, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melo J. Wakim, a son Stephen Wakim and a brother, Raymond Talarchyk.

Surviving are three sons, John M. Wakim of Wheeling, Chris Wakim (Jeannette) of Wheeling, Milo D. Wakim of Harrisburg, PA., her grandchildren, Dr. Ryan J. Wakim, Laura Chapman (Attorney at Law), Jenna M. Randall and Christopher Wakim, two great-grandchildren, Jackson Chapman and Oliver Randall, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10 am with Rev. Bill Matheny as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Auxiliary, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV., 26003.

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Bob Horne
6 years ago

Johnny, Chris and Milo,
My memories of “Laura May” are all so positive. Her bright smile, great laugh and warm personality were all a treat to experience. I also appreciate what a wonderful friend she was to my Mom and Dad. I am thinking of all of you. Warmly, Bobby

Fr. Tom Rozman
6 years ago

Dear Milo and Family – please accept my sympathies as you say goodbye to Laura. She was a great Mom, wife and a lot more. She was always so kind to me when our paths crossed. I pray that she is in peace. May God’s peace be with all of you.

Kim Randolph Loccisano
6 years ago

A beautiful lady who I had the pleasure of knowing most of my life. I’m so very sorry for your loss. She always held her family at the center of her world, and was so proud of each of them. I remember her beautiful voice and the fun she had singing in the “Randall’s” group at wwva’ jamboree USA. She was always smiling.

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Wakim. Denny Albaugh

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)