DANKMER, Paula Shan Oiler, age 62, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.
She was born January 21, 1951, in New Martinsville, a daughter of the late Joan Smith Oiler of New Martinsville and Colby Oiler of St. Clairsville, OH.
Paula retired from Wetzel County Hospital as a medical transcriptionist after 25 years. She was also a member of the New Martinsville United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, Fred (Elaine) Oiler of New Martinsville; and a great aunt, Hazel Hazelett, the former owner of “The Rainbow Shoppe.”
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Larry V. Dankmer; a daughter, Aimee Jo Dankmer of Morgantown, WV; a son, Steven Lynn Dankmer and Kelly Krause of Spotsyvania, VA; a sister-in-law, Tammy (Lewis) Reynolds of Moundsville, WV; a cousin, Jone (Jim) Webb of Fairmont, WV; a half-brother, Donald (Kathleen) Oiler of Mannington, WV; her cat, Cleo; and her daughter Aimee’s dog, Ada, and cat, Ace.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at at New Martinsville United Methodist Church, 10 Howard Jeffers Dr., New Martinsville, with Pastor Melissa Shortridge officiating.
Paula was a cancer survivor of 15 years and was very active in the Wetzel County Relay for Life. She loved camping with her friends at the Wells Island Campground until the very end.
We wish to thank Paula’s loving caregiver, Tracy Doll, of Middlebourne, WV, who became a member of our family in a short time and won our hearts.
Paula had so many friends and coworkers too numerous to mention that made her life worth living.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wetzel County Relay for Life, c/o Betty Klug, 321 McEldowney Avenue, New Martinsville, WV 26155. Make checks payable to American Cancer Society and memo Wetzel County Relay for Life.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.