Leslie Diane Marty

January 15, 1963July 30, 1983

On July 30, 1983, Leslie Diane Marty was taken from her family and was never seen or heard from again. In November of 2018, her remains were recovered following 35 years of waiting for her return. She was born January 15, 1963, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Mary Lyda (Buchanan) Brown and the late Clark Edward Marty. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Jacob and Agetha Natina Marty. Following her disappearance, her maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Alma Leta Buchanan died along with several aunts and uncles. Leslie enjoyed sewing, boating and lending comfort and a helping hand to others in a time of need. She loved her sister, Angela and adored her son, Joseph. Family left to cherish her memory are her mother, Mary Brown of Parkersburg; son Joseph Marty and his wife Allison of Arizona; grandchildren Autumn and Hunter; sister Angela Kelly and her husband Jeff of Ohio; nieces Kathleen Angelili, Hanna (Richard) Lusk; nephew Dustin Kelly; three great nephews, Rylan Lusk, Kacin Lusk, Ayden Lusk; several aunts and one uncle and many cousins. Service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Adam Paff officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Family Crisis Intervention Center, P.O. Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26102. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Joseph (Allison) Marty, Son
  • Autumn Sipple, Granddaughter
  • Hunter Sipple, Grandson
  • Mary Brown, Mother
  • Angela (Jeff) Kelly, Sister
  • Kathleen Angelilli, Niece
  • Clark Edward Marty, Father
  • Jacob (Agetha Natina) Marty, Paternal Grandparents
  • Lawrence (Alma Leta) Buchanan, Maternal Grandparents
  • Hannah (Richard) Lusk, Niece
  • Dustin Kelly, Nephew
  • Rylan Lusk, Nephew
  • Kacin Lusk, Nephew
  • Ayden Lusk, Nephew
  • Leslie also leaves behind several aunts, one uncle and many cousins to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Leslie Diane Marty

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Elizabeth (Liz) Godfrey

December 14, 2018

"Like a Butterfly of Summer, you were also taken too soon." A year hasn't gone by that I don't think of you often. You told me I was worthy, & deserved to be treated better in this life, by others. When others treat me wrong. Your voice speeks to my heart. Echoing, you don't deserve this, walk away. Thank you for being a true friend!!! I'll never forget you!!! God Speed MY Friend!!! I will see you again one day!!!

Kim Cunningham Matheny

December 11, 2018

I knew Leslie back in the early 80’s I believe I worked with her back then possably at the Holiday Inn. She was always so sweet and trusting. I knew her when she dated Mark Hanna.
Ive thought about her over the years and always wondered if her Mother would ever find out what happened to her.
Leslie had a good heart and was sadly missed when she disappeared.

Laura Racer

December 7, 2018

Many years ago Leslie and I stayed up dancing to her albums. She was always a fun friend, smiling, and happy to be with friends. I met my children's Dad along with her, and later my second son was born in November, then her Joey, in December, she loved him so much. She was gone too soon! Until we met again, in Heaven my friend. Love you, and miss you.

Janet Burton

December 6, 2018

I did not know Leslie Marty, but I did know her mother, father, aunts and uncles, and grandparents on both sides of her family. Her Uncle Jim passed away earlier this year and I saw Mary and Louise at his service. Jim would speak of his niece when I was taking him to his VA medical appointments. TO the MARTY and BUCHANAN families, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. And Mary, she looks like you did when you were younger.

Ruth &Harold Flinn

December 5, 2018

I read where it said no flowers so I am sending this in memory of Leslie .Such a terrible thing to happen to a wonderful family. Have known the family for lifetime and know they do not deserve this. But know that we are here for you if you need
anything , just want to talk ,we are here for you please call. Love you all !