Marietta Marie Wimer Brake, 96, a resident Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon, passed away Aug. 12, 2014.
She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Frenchton, the daughter of Lamon and Nellie Crawford Wimer of Frenchton.
She married Frank Edgar Brake in 1936 and was the mother of Gladys Louise Brake Olds Denning, both deceased.
Marie is survived by three sisters, Luella Hurd of Akron, Ohio, Iris Mae Swecker and husband, Bill, of Buckhannon and Jean Samples of Mansfield, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Wimer and Robert Wimer; and by three sisters, Grace Crites, Rosalie Alderman and Ruth Mollahan.
She is also survived by her two grandsons, Daniel Ray Olds Jr. and his wife, Tracy Freeman Olds, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Bradley Arthur Denning of Metter, Ga.; by her two great-grandchildren, Tasha Marie Olds Proske and husband, Curtis A. Proske, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kendyl Lane Olds Beaird and husband, James D. Beaird, of Spring, Texas;
by her great-great-grandchildren, Bella Rayne Proske and Scarlett Chase Proske of The Woodlands, Texas.
Marie retired from Saga Dining Services as a cook for West Virginia Wesleyan College. She was a member of the Teter Community Educational Outreach Society. She will be missed by her many good friends in her "Club." She was an avid gardener, and her previous home at 5 Monongalia Street has been in a local newspaper a number of times for the beautiful yard that she and Frank lovingly maintained. She was exceptionally proud that she was able to maintain her home and lived there until her 92nd year when an illness and poor eyesight required her move to Serenity Care Home.
Friends will be received Friday, Aug. 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery in Rock Cave.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.