Martha Ann Slonaker, 72, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the White Sulphur Springs Center.
Born on September 13, 1947, in Baker, WV, she was the daughter of Grant Combs and Gertie Ruth Smith Combs.
Martha formerly worked as a cook at the Mountaineer Restaurant in Wardensville, WV, and was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Gore, VA. She loved her animals, cooking, baking and canning, and always put the need of others ahead of her own.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Nathaniel Lee Spinks and Eric Taylor Spinks; two brothers, Earl Combs and Arnold Combs; and one sister, Wilda See.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Lee Slonaker of White Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Katherine Kincaid (Lewis) and Annette Slonaker, all of White Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, LeeAnn (Chad), Mason, Grace, and William; one great-granddaughter, Yaira; one great-grandson, Nicholas; one sister, Betty Sager of Arkansas, WV; and one brother, Ernie Combs also of Arkansas.
In keeping with Martha’s wishes, her body will be cremated.
A time of gathering for family and friends will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the residence of her daughter Kathy, 404 Dry Creek Road, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.
A memorial service to celebrate Martha’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Gore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.
Send online condolences by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Seaver Funeral Service Inc. in Princeton, WV, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the February 18, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.