The Times West Virginian

October 7, 2013

Martha Barniak


Times West Virginian

— Martha Jane Barniak, 84, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Friday (Oct. 4, 2013) at her nephew’s home in Grafton.

She was born in Marion County on July 3, 1929, a daughter of the late Lewis Barniak and Mary Elizabeth (Hager) Barniak.

Miss Barniak retired from the West Virginia Unemployment Office, where she had worked as a caseworker for many years. In addition, she cared for her parents. She was a loving sister and a loving aunt.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Barniak, and a sister, Donna Lue Shobe.

She is survived by her brother, Charles Barniak of Pennsboro; her sister, Joanie Bias and her husband Butch of Grafton; and several caring nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Nuzum Cemetery.