Beloved wife and soul-mate to David R. Monroe. She went home to be with our Lord and Father in Heaven on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, surrounded by her family at home.
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Along with her husband, she leaves behind her daughter, Christa L. Conard and Michael, her son, Dennis and Kim McKinney, her daughter, Sabina and Nathan Manuel, David W. Monroe, Alexis and John Barett; her Aunt Peggy and Ron Patterson. Her siblings Suzann, John and Christopher Feehan, Dennis "Unk" Everly and Kathy Crouse. Marty, lovingly called "Grammy" is also survived by grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, Tala, Jacob, Jonah, Emmalee, Conner, Xander, Layth, Autumn, Cheyenne and Jordan.
Martha (Marty) was born on March 30, 1952 in Bradford, PA to Harold and Sabra Everly who preceded her in death along with her son-in-law, Anthony "Taz" Wright. While attending high school she was in 4-H with her horse, Red Bud. She volunteered as a candy striper and worked at Proper's Green House. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1970 and went on to marry and have a family with Harry G. McKinney. She worked at Zippo in the art department. On June 29, 1984, she married David R. Monroe. She decided to change careers and went to Radiology School in Bradford, PA. In 1986, they moved to Stephens City, VA where she continued her education through Winchester Medical Center and became a CAT Scan Tech. In 2004, she was forced to be put on disability due to cancer.
Marty and Dave were married for 28 years. During those years, they rode their motorcycles on trips to Sturgis, SD, Key West, FL and Lovell, WY. She also enjoyed bluegrass music, sewing, gardening, camping, knitting and cross stitching. She helped start up BDL Prototype and Automation with her husband and Bill and Audrey Snoberger. Marty was an active member of Meadow Mills Church Of The Brethren, Middletown, VA for many years.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Meadow Mills Church Of The Brethren, Middletown with Pastor Fred Mauck officiating. The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday Street, Strasburg on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
"What a long strange journey it's been, to all my loved ones, I will see you again." Mlm
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, Inc., 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or Meadow Mills Church Of The Brethren, 488 Meadow Mills Road, Middletown, VA 22645.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2012