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Mary Ellen Skidmore Nichols Metz, 84, of Fairmont, formerly of Barton, Maryland, quietly passed away to be with her Lord on Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017).
Mary was born Jan. 4, 1933; she was the daughter of the late Albert Dewey and Hazel (Dawson) Skidmore.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Chester W. Metz; a son, Richard Metz; brothers, Ellsworth, Francis and Pat Skidmore; and sisters, Ethel Broadwater, Dolores Broadwater, Betty Unger and Jennie Wood.
She is survived by a brother, Stanley Skidmore; a son, David Metz; and daughters, Sally Stanton, Linda Brummage, Linda Bratten and Patty Kyle; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends too numerous to count.
Mary was a happy and loving Christian woman. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was happiest when she was helping someone.
She belonged to several organizations. She volunteered on a regular basis for the Salvation Army and was a member of the West Virginia Professional Business Women's Club. She was also a Red Hatter.
Mary is being returned to Barton, Maryland, for Christian burial. Friends and family will be received from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, Maryland. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Boal Chapel, with Rev. George Loar officiating. She will be laid to rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Barton, Maryland.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. in Fairmont on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Faith Church International.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Published on February 1, 2017
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