Donis "Donnie" Martin, of Parkersburg, passed away from a massive stroke Aug. 20, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, with her family by her side.
Waiting in Heaven with open arms to greet her, is her loving husband of 60 years, Woody Martin; grandson, Matthew Fielder; a brother, sister and parents.
Donnie was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in the South Charleston area, where she was raised and lived until 1965 when she and her family moved to Parkersburg. Donnie was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, granny and great-grandma. Those that are sadly going to miss her every day are her children, Rhonda (Clint) Way, Terri Fielder and Greg (Becky) Martin; grandchildren, Chris (Angela) Way, Amy (Jeremiah) Colgrove, Emily Martin, Brooks Martin and Meghan Handley (Adam Kiger); and her great-grandchildren, Cali, Dominic and Ella Way and Isaac, Addison and Jadyn Colgrove. In addition, surviving are her brother, Bud Davis; her sister, Jean Turley; and many nieces and nephews. Donnie never met a stranger and she touched the hearts of all that were blessed to know her.
After Donnie raised her children, she worked several years at Emerson Bowling Lanes where she coached the youth bowling leagues for over 10 years, but then retired to spend time with and lovingly spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always involved in every family home project and also at every event, cheering on her grandchildren. Donnie found joy in keeping up her yard, working in her flourishing garden and rooting for her beloved Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team. Donnie was a member and board member of the Sand Hill United Methodist Church, where she was involved in various activities and functions.
Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with Pastor Lauren Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 23rd St. Parkersburg.
Donations may be made in Donnie's memory to Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 1295 River Road, Williamstown, WV 26187.
An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com