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 Martha V. <I>Leatherman</I> Poffenberger

Martha V. Leatherman Poffenberger

Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 6 Oct 2013 (aged 93)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 100370078 · View Source
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Martha V. Poffenberger, 93, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away from this life to eternal peace on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Martha was born in Sharpsburg, Md., the ninth of 10 children born to Alvey C. Leatherman and Golden B. Grey Leatherman. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She lived her entire life in the Sharpsburg area until the age of 80, when she built a home and moved to Hagerstown.

She had been a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg until she moved to Hagerstown, where she attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown. She was active in LCW in Sharpsburg.

Martha was employed for more than 20 years at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., until her retirement.

Martha enjoyed vacationing with her family and friends in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during her younger years. She loved Alan Jackson and Charlie Pride. In her 80's, she had the opportunity to visit the Grand Ole Opry, and said she had the best seat in the house. Later in life she loved working on crossword puzzles and "word searches." In the spring and summer, whenever her garage door went up, was a sign for neighbors to stop by and visit. She called it her "summer kitchen."

She was an excellent cook and used no recipes — her method was taste and presentation. Homemade potato salad and deviled eggs were her signature dishes.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, David L. Poffenberger, on Oct. 12, 1991. He drove the Bookmobile for the Washington County Library for 25 years. She was also predeceased by her four sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra P. Sheets, and her husband, Albert, of Hagerstown; her granddaughters, who were her pride and joy, Holly Grace Shea of Thomasville, Ga., and Christina Virginia Sheets (her namesake) of Dallas, Texas; two special nieces, Mary Grimm and Orpha Stockslager, both of Hagerstown; and other nieces and nephews

Funeral services were held at the Osborne Funeral Home ; interment was in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

Source: Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD)
October 7, 2013




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