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Martha Slark

Martha Slark, 79, of Portsmouth went to be with her Lord Friday, September 17, 2021.  She was born October 15, 1941 and raised in New Boston by George and Alice (Dowdy) Maple.  Martha retired from SOMC after over twenty five years as a pharmacy tech.  She was also a proud member of the First Church of Christ in Wheelersburg.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Alice (Missy) Rister; granddaughter, Kristina Rister; three brothers, Don Maple and wife Beulah, Morris Maple, her twin Ike Maple and wife Shirley; two sisters, Joyce and her late husband William Bowen, Ruth Baker and husband Dolan; thirteen nieces and nephews; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother Ronald; her first husband, Charles L. Ankrom, second husband, Ralph O. Slark; three brothers, Harold, Homer and Tony Maple; son-in-law Don Rister and three grandsons, Adam Rister, Aaron Elliott and Jeremy Elliot.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 (NOON) on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Sam Cook officiating.  Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg.  Friends may call Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 (NOON) at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at

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