Genevieve Bertha Stetz Kovarbasich

Genevieve Bertha Stetz Kovarbasich, 96, of Fairmont, West Virginia died Friday, October 6, 2017 in the Genesis Healthcare Pierpont Center in Fairmont.  She was born July 8, 1921 in Keyster, PA a daughter of the late Alex Stetz & Mary Agnes Jurus Stetz.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alex Michael Kovarbasich in 1992.

She is survived by her 3 daughters and 2 sons in law Charlene & Alan Hawkins of Barboursville, WV, Beverly & Thomas Vogel of Fairmont, WV and Arlene Kovarbasich of Fairmont, WV as well as several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Kovarbasich was preceded in death by 3 brothers John Stetz, Louis Stetz & Walter Stetz and 2 sisters Ida Stetz & Helen Hedio.

Genevieve was a homemaker and member of the St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church in Fairmont.  She was a 1940 graduate of Farmington High School and enjoyed arts & crafts, crocheting & knitting.  Mrs. Kovarbasich was also a gifted seamstress and liked puzzle books.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Genesis Healthcare Pierpont Center for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231-4596 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, Morgantown Regional Office, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505.

The family will receive friends at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554 on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 2-8 p.m.  The Catholic Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home Monday evening.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 407 Jackson Street, Fairmont, WV 26554 at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with Father Shaji Thomas, Celebrant.  The committal service will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont.  Online condolences may be made to the family at