Martha Frances Chidester


Martha Frances Chidester, age 88, of Ambrose Street, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at her home.  She was born on May 19, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Roscoe Hugh and Myrtle Martha Minter Moritz.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Donald W. Chidester in 1995; one grandson Jeffrey Chidester; and one niece Andrea Bozick. 

She is survived by three sons: Mark Chidester and wife Susan, of Granville, Ohio, Jeffrey Chidester, of Buckhannon, and Tim Chidester and wife Beth, of Ellamore; five grandchildren: Jason Chidester, Mark Allen Chidester, Abby Gonzalez and Seth and Darby Chidester; seven great-grandchildren: Bryce Cayton, Grant and Elsie Chidester, Emanuel and Lilliana Gonzalez, and Maren and Brooks Chidester; one sister Charlotte Anderson, of Chillicothe, Ohio; and one nephew Billy Anderson.

When she wasn’t volunteering at the Parish House, she was spending time with her children and grandchildren which she thoroughly enjoyed.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jim Minutelli officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parish House, 68 College Ave., Buckhannon or WVU Hospice, 2673 Davisson Run Road, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301. Online condolences may be extended to the Chidester family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Chidester family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service with the arrangements.

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