Wanda Elaine Ware Marstiller, 87, a resident of Laurel Mountain Road, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit in Elkins. She had been in declining health and a resident of Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center for the past year.
Wanda was born Sept. 14, 1925, at Camden on Gauley, a daughter of the late Clifford M. and Minnie Thelma Snider Ware.
On Oct. 31, 1953, at Oakland Md., she was married to Howard D. Marstiller, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Clifford and wife, Sherri, and H. Nicholas and wife, Savannah, both of Elkins; two daughters Jeanette Kerr of Elkins and Sandra Chittenden and husband, Thom, of Boyds, Md.; two grandsons, John Kerr and wife, Shannon, of Davis and Garrett Marstiller of Elkins; three granddaughters Jessica, Holly, and Rebekah Chittenden, of Boyds, Md.; one foster granddaughter, Krystal Powers of North Carolina; one great-grandson, Kevin Kerr of Davis; four brothers, Donald (Viola) Ware of Ray, N.D., James (Diane) Ware of Pine City, Minn., Shelly Ware of Casper, Wyo., and Claude (Doris) Ware of Douglas Wyo.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; one nephew, Kenny Myall, whom she helped raise; and one brother-in-law, Paul Shaffer.
Besides her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by two sisters Virginia Herzog and Shirley Shaffer; one grandson Dillon Marstiller; two brothers-in-law, Elmer Herzog and Rolland Marstiller; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Ware and Audrey Marstiller Davis.
Wanda attended the schools of Webster County and received her GED from Randolph County Schools in 1997. She worked at Streamline Market and A&P Store. She and her husband owned and operated the Snack Shoppe in Elkins for 18 years. She later worked at the snack bar at Memorial General Hospital, the Linen Closet and was in the foster grandparent program at the West Virginia Children's Home School for many years.
Wanda was known for her generosity and good cooking. She enjoyed listening to music, watching classic movies, shopping and celebrating the holidays. She loved working with the children at the Children's Home. She was a member of several bowling leagues, Woodmen of the World and the Cancer Care Corp. She attended Orlena United Methodist Church in Gilman.
Friends will be received at Tomblyn Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home chapel. Pastor David Fisher and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate. Interment will follow in American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Wanda's name to the West Virginia Childrens Home or Orlena United Methodist Church. Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wanda Elaine Ware Marstiller. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.