Our Precious Martha Ann Bowyer, 43, of St. Albans, went to Heaven on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 after a hard fought short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving father Phillip C. Bowyer.
Martha was born November 10, 1970, in South Charleston, WV. She lived a good and happy life. She was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church where she served in different capacities. She would start the prayer chains; helped people get rides to appointments; check on the shut-ins and many others every day. She was WSAZ News Channel 3 Home Town Hero in September 2000. She was a St. Albans High School graduate in 1989. Martha loved watching football and never missed a game all three years of high school. She was a girl scout. Martha loved to travel: some of her favorite trips were her graduation present from Dad – A Caribbean cruise with her Mom, Sister Brenda, and Grandmother Edens. A trip Out west to Olympia, WA to visit Brother Paul and family, then on to CA to visit Aunt Debbie & JR, Aunt Emmajean & family. She went to Richmond, VA and stayed at the Jefferson Hotel to attend her special friend’s wedding of Patti Ruch to John Holt. She also loved getting backstage for pictures at concerts to see John R. Scheider, and the WCAW Family Reunion with Kathy Mettea, Shelly West, etc. to name a few.
Surviving are her loving family: Mother Dorothy Edens Bowyer; Brother Paul (Diane) Bowyer of Lacey, WA; Sister Brenda (Jeff) Hughes of Dunbar, WV, Nieces and nephews – JP (Laura) Hughes, Apex, NC; Sarah Hughes, High Point, NC; Russ Bowyer, Alyse (Joe) Spears, and Rebecca Bowyer, Olympia, WA. Great Niece and nephews: Alayna Spears, Olympia, WA; Jackson and Jonathan Hughes, Apex, NC; and of course her beloved dog Lady; Preceded in death loving father Phillip C. Bowyer.
A celebration of Martha’s life will be 1 pm Friday, August 15, at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, with Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
The family will receive friends from 11am to 1 pm Friday before the service.
The family wishes to thank the outstanding Doctors and Nurses at CAMC Memorial SICU & Hospice Care for Martha’s excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. Or Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.