April 23, 1921 - July 17, 2015
Martin, Mary A. Born April 23, 1921 in Canaan Valley, WV passed away July 17th, 2015.
Daughter of Emma and Lorenzo Swearingen, both deceased. Wife of Robert K. Martin, deceased, former wife of Wendell Fankhauser, deceased. Sister of Jack Swearingen and deceased brothers Fred, Robert, Brenton and Warren Joseph. Loving mother of Michael Fankauser (Terri), Linda (Bruce Harwedel), Donna (George Clapper), David Martin and Kenneth Martin. Former mother-in-law of Ken Rupert Sr, Cheryl Martin and Teresa Martin. Beloved Nana to Laura, Ken Jr. Allen, Amanda, Keith, Jacob, Mikey, Michelle, Shane, Brent, Aaron, Terra. Great Grandmother to 11.
Aunt & special Nana to friends in Ohio & South Carolina. Special Aunt to Anne Serafin. A special thank you to Tamora, Gabby and especially Carol for helping with Mom’s care. Mom always said her kids and grandkids were her life, which was certainly true as she was still enjoying vacations with her family this spring. Old age with a little help from dementia finally became too much for her to overcome.
Per Mom’s wishes, she has been cremated and her cremains will be buried at a later date in The Swearingen Family Cemetery located on the grounds of Canaan Valley State Park, WV.
Amanda inherited the green sweater.
Mom loved listening and dancing to the music from the 40’s through the 60’s. Those of you who wish to remember Mom should play a favorite song in her memory and dance like no one is watching.
Reverend Annette Diamond will officiate a Memorial Service on July 24th, at the United Methodist Church, 8940 State Rt 43, Streetsboro, Oh 44241 at 7 p.m. Reception to follow at the church.