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Laura Mae Wakim

January 31, 1934 - July 6, 2017

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.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 am


St. Michael Catholic Church

Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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