Marta Pierce Webster, registered nurse

June 26, 2020

Marta Pierce Webster, 80, of Ocean View passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at Cadia Healthcare in Annapolis, Md.

Marta was born in Lewes Jan. 21, 1940, daughter of the late Thomas Scott Pierce and Martha Evelyn (Craft) Pierce.  She graduated from Lewes High School class of 1958, Wesley College in Dover in 1960 and Beebe School of Nursing class of 1963.  

Marta worked as an RN at Beebe Hospital prior to raising her family.  After moving to Ocean View, she owned and operated Palm’s Restaurant in the early 1980s. She and her former husband, Donald F. Webster Sr., owned the Webster Furniture Store for many years.  Marta was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes prior to moving to Ocean View, where she transferred her membership to Mariner’s Bethel.  While in high school, Marta excelled in drama, and throughout her life she enjoyed writing poetry, where she was a 2009 semifinalist in the International Open Poetry Contest. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Scott Pierce Webster, and her two beloved cats, Gismo and Simba.  Marta is survived by her two sons, Donald F. “Donnie” Webster Jr. and his fiancée, Susan Elliott of Rehoboth Beach, and Forrest Norton Webster II and his wife, Somphone “Som” of Milton; four grandchildren, Donald F. “Trey” Webster III of Lincoln, Morgan Elizabeth Webster and her fiancé Gregory Lynch of Milford, Adam Scott Webster of Lincoln and Scott Forrest Webster of Milton; and a great-grandson, Rhett W. Lynch.  Marta is also survived by a brother, Thomas Scott Pierce Jr. and his longtime companion Joann Foster of Milton; two nieces, Terri Pierce and her husband Eric Gooch, and their daughter, Alexis “Lexi” Gooch all of Milton, and Lisa Pierce Cerchio and her husband Michael, and their two children, Michael “Fisher” Cerchio and Elizabeth “Elie” Rose Cerchio all of Lewes; and a dear friend, Shirley Price of Ocean View.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Marta’s name to the Sussex County SPCA, 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947. 

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