Martha Grace (Leatherman) Spangler, age 93, of Wolfsville, Md. Died April 6, 2021 at Coffman Nursing home and Rehabilitation Center, Hagerstown, Md.
Martha was born on March 23, 1928 as the daughter of Jennie Page Morgan and Charles Leander Leatherman. She attended Wolfsville Elementary School and graduated in the class of 1945 from Middletown High School. She was a graduate of the last class of The Army Nurse Corps from Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown Md. In 1948. She worked at Washington County hospital for 21 years followed by 9 additional years at Western Maryland State Hospital until her retirement in 1990. She was a volunteer for many years of both the Wolfsville Ruritan and Wolfsville Fire Department.
She was a lifetime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wolfsville.
She was the wife of Richard Leroy Spangler for 64 years who predeceased her on October 25, 2012.
She is survived by three children and their spouses; Barbara K Webb and Dannie of Fayetteville Pa., Karen R. Bowyer and Jim, and Paul R. Spangler and Darlene of Wolfsville; Five grandchildren; Laura L. Clem (Steve) of Fernandina Beach, Fl., Andrea D. Haugh (Brad) of Waynesboro Pa., Shawn C. Bowyer (Wendy) of Smithsburg, Md., Jason A. Bowyer (Christina) of Waynesboro, Pa. and Whitney N. Spangler of Christiansburg, Va. Eight Great-grandchildren; Lauren, Lindsey, Chelsea, Connor, Brett, Elysabeth, Ian and Layne.
She is also survived by a sister, Leah Spade, and three sister in laws, Marilyn Leatherman, Ruth Ann Spangler and Mary Fahrney. Preceding Martha in death are two brothers and two sisters. Carroll Leatherman, Paul Leatherman, Esther Grossnickle, and Miriam Buhrman.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Coffman Nursing Center for all of the loving care they gave to Martha over the past two years. They were fantastic!
A celebration of Martha’s life will be held Saturday April 10, 2021 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 12704 Wolfsville Rd., Smithsburg, Md. 21783 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Eric Moser officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 9:30. For those of you attending the service, face mask and temperature checks will be required at the entrance door. For anyone not able to attend, the celebration will be available on the YouTube channel at approximately 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers Martha requested donations be made to the church at the address listed above.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD and online condolences may be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.
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