Rita Marie Kissel Durkin

April 11, 1925 - February 27, 2017

04/11/1925 - 02/27/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday March 02, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
Thursday March 02, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday March 03, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Service
Friday March 03, 2017
10:00 am
St. James Catholic Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
Directions

Durkin, Rita Marie Kissel, 91, of Moundsville, formerly of Benwood, died Monday, February 27, 2017, at home.

She was born April 11, 1925, in Glen Dale, WV, daughter of the late Joseph and Mamie Kissel.

Rita worked for the former Stone and Thomas Department Store, Wheeling, was a member of Slovak Catholics Sokol, 20 year Club for Stone and Thomas and a member of St John’s Catholic Church, Benwood.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. Durkin; a brother, Joseph Kissel and a sister, Mary Ney.

Surviving are two daughters, Karin (Ralph) Raber of Toledo, Ohio and Debra “Debbie”  Fogel of Glen Dale, WV.; a son, Patrick J Durkin (Beth) of Wheeling;  seven grandchildren, Michael Tamm, Marcus Tamm, Christine Pawelak, Jamie Etzel, Jodi Fogle, Allison Durkin and Paige Durkin; six great-grandchildren, Tim, Bastiaan, Mathijs, Avery, Alexis and Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 10 am at St James Catholic Church, McMechen, WV., with Fr. Bekeh Ukelina Utietiang  as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV., 26041 or to tmcfunding.com.

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Stephanie Hooper
5 years ago

Sending a lot of love and hugs to you all as you get through this difficult time. Wish I could be there.

Maxine
5 years ago

So sorry to hear about Rita. She was a wonderful person and a great friend to my mom

John & Lisa Benedict
5 years ago

Christine Pawelak and family we give our condolences and prayers.

Dennis R Albaugh
5 years ago

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

Terry and Harriett Weber
5 years ago

Thoughts and prayer for the Durkin family. Cherish the memories.