Martha Mary McGoskey

Martha Mary McGoskey

February 22, 1927 - October 2, 2021

Martha Mary McGoskey, 94, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on October 2, 2021, at her home.

She was born on February 22, 1927, in Westerly, WV, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Kovacs Bernath.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George; many brothers and sisters; and an infant grandson.

Martha was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood, and past president of the United Methodist Women. She was the First Lady Chaplain of the National Grange, and a member of the Mountaineer Pamona Grange, Silverton Grange, and Ohio Valley Grange. She was a member of the WV Artists and Craftsman Guild; and former President of the Ravenswood Civics Club. She and her husband George were involved in the Cedar Lakes Arts and Crafts Fair for 49 years. She was also an Ohio River Festival Chairperson. She was a writer for several years with the Parkersburg Newspaper.

She is survived by her 3 children, Marcella Rose Curry (David), Frederick Sheldon McGoskey (Robin), and George Daniel McGoskey (Patricia); grandchildren, Chris Wight, Allison (John) Strickland, Adam (Alicia Alvarado) McGoskey, Seth (Lauren) McGoskey and Jared McGoskey; great grandchildren, Victoria and Garrett Strickland, Taylor, Hadleigh, Tyler, Cole, and Kian McGoskey, Jocilynn Alvarado, Chelle and Erin Wight; 1 great-great grandchild, Violet Mae; and sister-in-law, Mildred Griffith of Beckley, WV.

Special thanks to Kanawha Hospice; and extra special thanks to 5 caregivers, Nancy Deal, Brenda Stone, Patty Stone, Connie Starcher and Brenda Hicks.

A private service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Reverend Michael Ludle officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth Program, 719 Flinn Avenue, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

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