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Martha Ann Wilson, 89, of Furbee Lane, Fairmont, passed away Thursday morning in Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 5, 1927, in Farmington, daughter of the late James Murl and Margaret Bennett Pitzer.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, George O. Wilson, who died in 2012.
Mrs. Wilson was a lifelong member of LIFE United Methodist Church, being a past-president of the United Methodist Women and active with the choir as secretary. She was active with Fairmont Senior Citizens, playing in the fun band. She was also involved in the Ladies Shrine and the Sweet Adeline Chorus.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Kathy and Jerry Haymond of Fairmont; a son, George Wilson Jr. of Fairmont; eight grandchildren, Chad and Heather Reese of Winchester, Virginia, Jason and Kim Reese of East Granby, Connecticut, Jennifer and Matthew Ford of Fairmont, Matthew and Carissa Haymond of Fairmont, Beth Ann Haymond of Fairmont, Jamie and Tommy Kerns of Fairmont, Troy Wilson of Fairmont and Tyler Wilson of Fairmont; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Ford of Fairmont, Haley Kerns of Fairmont, Drew and Drake Reese of Winchester, Virginia, and Kilian Reese of East Granby, Connecticut; a brother and his wife, James Ross and Connie Pitzer of Bradenton, Florida; a sister and her husband, Patty and Curt Fawley of New Port Richey, Florida; a son-in-law, Bronson Reese of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jan Louise Reese.
Family and friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. today at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. Visitation will continue from noon until 1 p.m. Monday in LIFE United Methodist Church, Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the church with Rev. Larry Buckland and Rev. Clyde Beard officiating. Entombment will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to LIFE United Methodist Church, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 15, 2017
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