Stella Marie (Berger) Kutis, 96, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born March 17, 1921, in Moundsville, WV the daughter of the late Frank, Sr. and Stella Berger.
Stella was a homemaker who loved to spend time with her family, cook, and bake. She was famous for her delicious home-made Sunday dinners she provided every Sunday without fail for her immediate and extended families for over forty years. She loved to crochet and make afghans for all her children, grandchildren and many of the great-grandchildren. She also loved to put together puzzles and was an avid reader.
She was a member of St. Jude Church, St. Jude Women’s Guild and the former Moundsville Child Study Club. Stella volunteered her cooking skills and spent countless hours serving others.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. Kutis of 49 years, her son, Victor A. Kutis and four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include, six children, Toni (Ralph) Conti of Lancaster, PA, John (Sylvia) Kutis of Glen Dale, Joyce (Larry) English of Glen Dale, Robert Kutis of Glen Dale, Joan (Dave) Burkett of Glen Dale and Miriam (Ken) Odum of Clearwater, FL; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.
The family would like to extend special thanks to her loving caregivers, her grand-daughters, Alyssa, April and Alexa, special caregiver, Linn, her friend, Vickie, Valley Hospice nurses, and staff, volunteer, Myral, Linda her aid and the Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends will be received Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville with mass of Christian Burial being held at 10am on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale with Rev. Raju Antony serving as Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the St. Jude Women’s Guild, St Jude Church, 710 Jefferson Avenue, Glen Dale, WV. 26038.
On line condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
As a niece from a family that didn’t live in West Virginia, I didn’t see Aunt Stella often, but I do remember family dinners over the Easter holidays when we came to visit. She was a warm and loving person, always interested in finding out what we (my siblings and I) were up to, and always seemed to be smiling. I remember her participating in the laughter between my Mom (Della Laidlaw), Aunt Helen (Wilson) and Grandma Kutis. Those ladies would chat and laugh while my sister and cousins, Maryanne and Joyce, would wash the dishes. I hope your memories of this wonderful woman bring smiles to your faces and help ease the sorrow in the days and weeks ahead.
Joyce , we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan & Margie Polen
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Sorry we can’t make it to visit or go to mass, as I (Jerry) am recovering from hip replacement. May she Rest In Peace. Love, Jerry & Zetta.
Love and Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace Aunt Stella.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kent and Ann LaForme
In loving memory Aunt Stella. My deepest sympathy
As a child I recall how Aunt Stella always enjoyed sharing her baking talents. Anytime I came to visit she had goodies to share. We loved playing at her house sometimes because of her treats! Will miss you Aunt Stella!
Stells was the most caring, loving, and amazing lady i ever met. I remember when her kids had to hide her ladder because she wanted to climb it to get apples (i think it was apples) to make homade pies. Her Sunday dinners were by far the best food i ever had!!! I didnt get to visit her as often as i would of liked to, but when I did we would have tea and the best conversations. She always made me smile… I have no doubt that she is head Angel …… love you Stella.
Mrs. Kutis was a wonderful neighbor of ours for 33 years and we will miss her dearly. The neighborhood already feels empty without her. What an incredible life to celebrate and pay tribute.
A wonderful Aunt, we always enjoyed visiting with her and we have many happy memories of her and she will never be forgotten!!!! Prayers to all the family.