Martha Nussear

Obituary of Martha L. "Puffy" Nussear

Martha L. “Puffy” Nussear, 88, of Ohio Ave., Fairmont, WV, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, evening in her home. She was born November 29, 1927 in Clarksburg, WV, daughter of the late William Ralph and Hazel “Loges” Puffenbarger. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years Henry Arthur Nussear, Jr. Mrs. Nussear was a graduate of Monongah High School. She later graduated from Fairmont General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She spent nearly 50 years as an OB Nurse at Fairmont General Hospital where she became affectionately known as “Puffy”. Mrs. Nussear loved family activities and gatherings. She very much enjoyed shopping with her grandchildren. Survivors include her 3 daughters and their husbands; Valerie Nussear and husband Thomas Horacek of Arthurdale, WV, Pamela Nussear of Fairmont, WV, and Janet and her husband Karl Wean of Fairmont, WV, 7 grandchildren; Alison Nussear of Keyser, WV, Katie Horacek of Morgantown, WV, Stephen Horacek of Morgantown, WV, William Horacek of Arthurdale, WV, Emily Santy of Martinsburg, WV, Eleanor Santy of Charleston, SC, and Jennifer and her husband Michael Sandy of East Liverpool, Ohio, 2 great grandchildren, Lily Santy – Glendenning of Martinsburg, WV and Michael Sandy of East Liverpool, Ohio. Also surviving is a sister, Mary Ann Moore of Fairmont, WV, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death a brother-in-law, William Richard Moore and a grandson-in-law, Steven Glendenning. Mrs. Nussear has chosen cremation services. A private family memorial service will follow at a later date. The family would like to thank Linda Palmer and Terry McElroy for all their care and concern given their mother. The family also requests that memorial donations be made to the Marion County Humane Society, 2731 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV, 26554. or Pet Helpers, 726 East Park Ave., PMB 311, Fairmont, WV, 26554. Online condolences may be made to the family at