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Delphia "Marie" Slaughter Nicky, known as Marie by her friends, 65, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (April 17, 2016) at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.
She was born in Marion County on March 14, 1951, a daughter of the late Fred Slaughter and Ceclia Bissett Slaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Nicky, on July 13, 2015.
Marie was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing flowers. She most enjoyed time spent with her loving family and good friends.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Stephen and Denise Chenoweth of Piedmont; a daughter and her husband, Martha and Joe Schoonover of Moorefield; a stepson, Christopher Nicky of Canada; grandchildren, Jessie Davis and David Davis; step-grandchildren, Lauren Metcalfe and Jessie Ritenour; and step-great-grandbabies, Bentley Murry, Addley Rain Murry and Jesselen Jane Ritenour. Also surviving is her brother and his wife, Charles and Susan Slaughter of Mannington; two sisters, Ella Coley and her husband Bill of Fairmont and Mazzie Combs of Georgia; a niece, Tammy Watson of Fairmont; special nieces and nephew, Litisha Pysell, Tiffany Pysell and Jeffrey Pysell; and great-nieces and -nephew, Isac Haller, Zoey Anderson, Thea Anderson and Addison Pysell.
Marie is survived by three very special friends, Helen Stuyvesat, Charlene VanPelt and Maurice Proctor, all of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Stall; and a grandson, Jeremy Schoonover.
Friends and family may call from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Brother Chad Keener officiating. Burial will follow at West Virginia National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests donation may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on April 19, 2016
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