Oneta Velda Martin, 88, of Lewisburg, WV, formerly of Rainelle, WV, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, after a long illness.
Born December 7, 1925, in Crichton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Homer W. Martin and Vera Olive Martin.
She attended Crichton School, was a homemaker, and was of the Apostolic Pentecostal faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Ray Chrisman; a grandson, Bunny Keith Tinsley; her husbands, Charles A. Burke, Alban Lee Chrisman, and Thompson W. “Tom” Martin; and special companion, Walter “Boe” Bowyer.
Survivors include six daughters, Drema Dufault of Charleston, WV, Marcia Waselchalk (Joe) of Fairlea, Susan Bowyer (Frank) of Leslie, WV, Betsy Bevins (Ronald) of Marfrance, WV, Karla Jo Burns of Rainelle, and Denise Aleknas (John) of Magaheysville, VA; two sons, Bobby Lee Martin (Sharon) of McRoss, WV, and Charles W “Doonie” Burke (Joyce) of Lewisburg; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Toynette Martin of Baltimore, MD.
Per her wishes, the body will be cremated, and a private memorial will be held at a later date.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the Peyton Hospice Hose, 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 13, 2014 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.
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