Martin, Alvin Jacob
August 17, 2000 - July 9, 2019
Ashland - Alvin Jacob Martin, age 18, of Ashland, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
Alvin was born August 17, 2000 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed his job at NeilCo where he worked in customer service and was a member of Clear Creek Mennonite Church, both located in Savannah.
He is survived by his parents: Owen and Ada (Hoover) Martin of Ashland; 3 sisters and a brother: Christina (David) Leid of Wooster, Audrie Martin of Ashland, Annie Martin of Wooster, and Jay Martin of Ashland; paternal grandfather: Alvin Martin of Shiloh; maternal grandparents: Joseph and Margaret Hoover of Pennsylvania; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. His paternal grandmother, Ada Martin, preceded him in death.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Clear Creek Mennonite Church, 665 Township Road 1101, Ashland, Ohio 44805, where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10 am. The home ministry will officiate the services with burial following in the church cemetery.
Care for Alvin and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.PenwellTurner.com
Martin, Andrew J., 5, of Oley, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019, as the result of an accident at his residence. Born in West Reading, he was a son of Curvin E. and Debra J. (Hoover) Martin. Andrew's family are members of the Weaverland Conference of Mennonites and attend Walnuttown Mennonite Church, Fleetwood.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his two brothers, Jaaron W. and Joshua D. Martin, both at home. Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Stanley W. and Lorraine H. (Hoover) Martin, Lititz; maternal grandparents, Harlan W. and Kathryn H. (Good) Hoover, Fleetwood; paternal great grandmother, Martha H. (Hoover) Good, Ephrata; and maternal great grandmother, Lydia B. (Hurst) Hoover, Womelsdorf.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. from Walnuttown Mennonite Church, 1219 Pleasant Hill Road, Fleetwood. Interment in Walnuttown Mennonite Church Cemetery. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the church. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Anna F. Sauder
February 9, 1931 - June 3, 2019
Anna F. Martin of Myerstown, passed away at home on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born in Lancaster County on February 9, 1931, a daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Fox Sauder. Anna was the wife of the late Amos H. Martin who passed away in September of 1999.
Mrs. Martin was a member of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving are children, Louella Oberholtzer and husband Lester of Annville, PA; Clarence Martin and wife Lois of Landisburg, PA; Elizabeth Nolt and husband Eugene of Landisburg, PA; Mabel Brubacker and husband James of Myerstown, PA; Anna Mae Martin and husband Harry of Reinholds, PA; Fannie Burkholder and husband James of Narvon, PA; Linda Martin and husband Curtis of Manheim, PA; Ray Martin and wife Joanne of Myerstown, PA; Amos Martin and wife Cheryl of Myerstown, PA; Lucy Martin and husband Kenneth of Stevens, PA; Landis Martin and wife Denise of Schuylkill Haven, PA; sisters and brother: Lydia Leid of New Holland, PA; Mary Nolt of Leola, PA; Ella Newswanger and husband Harvey of Narvon, PA; Edna Zimmerman and husband David of Ephrata; Edith Newswanger and husband Daniel of Morgantown, PA; Samuel Sauder and wife Bertha of Lewisburg, PA; Emma Zimmerman and husband John of East Earl, PA; sister-in–law; Esther Sauder of Colby, WI; 46 grandchildren and 141 great-grandchildren.
Anna was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband, her brother: David Sauder and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:30am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Rd., Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. KINDLY OMIT FLOWERS.
The Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown is handling the arrangements.
Martin, Anne K. Warner
November 1, 1980 - May 18, 2019
WASHINGTON TWP - Anne K. Martin, 38 of Washington Twp., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019. She was born on November 1, 1980 in Evanston, IL the daughter of Mark and Linda (Lussman) Warner.
Anne graduated with a double major in chemistry and secondary education from Valparaiso University. She taught at Elk Grove High School and was the remediation director at Duneland School Corporation. Anne was currently assisting with remediation and coaching middle school track at Washington Twp. School, helping run the family farm, Crooked Creek Farms, and was a member of Valparaiso Mennonite Church. Her love for her family, community, and her savior, Jesus, ran deep and she will be greatly missed.
On August 20, 2005, Anne married Nathanael Martin who survives along with their children, Andrew, Rebecca, and James; parents, Mark and Linda Warner; in-laws, Bob and Jean Martin; siblings, Sara (Ken) Chakour and Dave (Heidi) Warner; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 PM at MOELLER FUNERAL HOME, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Memorial Service at Valley Baptist Church 255 Rigg Rd., Valparaiso on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Private burial will take place at Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Valparaiso Mennonite Church or Project 143.
Martin, Carl M., 73, Goshen, died 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at his home. He was born June 24, 1945 in Goshen to Phares & Alma (Martin) Martin. On Sept. 26, 1967, he married Anna (Garman) Martin and she survives.
Also surviving are 7 children, Eileen (Allen) Ramer, Sheridan, Michigan, Gary (Phoebe) Martin, Goshen, Karen (Cleason) Martin, Goshen, Carl G. Martin Jr., Goshen, Anthony (Marilyn) Martin, Goshen, Catherine (Marvin) Zimmerman, Goshen, Susie May (Jeremy) Weaver, Wakarusa, 29 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother, Loren (Pam) Martin and 8 sisters, Irene Schrock, Florence Garber, Ella Burkholder, Harriet (Owen) Knepp, Eva (Allen) Showalter, Anna (Lyle) Stutzman, Vada Martin and Dorothy (Leon) Showalter.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Gladys Martin.
Carl was the previous owner of Martin Steel and owner of Wakarusa Toy & Bookstore. He was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be at the family residence, 25845 CR 40, Goshen, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. There will be viewing at 9:30 a.m. before the funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at the Old Order Mennonite Church, Goshen. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will be at the Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.
Martin, Dale LeRoy
November 26, 1934 - May 4, 2019
Dale LeRoy Martin, age 84, of Goshen, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his residence, at 12:22 a.m. He was born on November 26, 1934 in Elkhart County to Lewis and Florence (Ramer) Martin. On October 23, 1955, he married Mable B. (Martin) Martin.
Dale was a lifetime area resident, and a member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mable, children, Sheryl (David) Wenger, Marlette, MI, Rodney (Laura) Martin, Goshen, Donna (Jason) Hoover, Goshen, Berdena (Marlin) Hoover, Elkhart, Burnett (Karla) Martin, Bremen, Karen (Dorvin) Shaum, Nappanee, Jane (Marlin) Shaum, Akron, Glenna (Jeryl) Martin, Spencer, WI, Earl (Angela) Martin, Prescott, MI, Jonathan (Susannah) Martin, Wakarusa, Rosanne (Lonnie) Martin, Elkhart, Keith (Emily) Martin, AuGres, MI, 78 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Rosetta (Clare) Martin, Goshen, Gladys (Joe) Martin, Hayward, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Eldon and Lamar, two grandsons, Justin Hoover and Daniel Shaum, two great-grandchildren, Trevor Hoover and Sheriana Wenger.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 and Monday, May 6, 2019, at RMYC, 24647 CR 44, Nappanee. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at the Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the CAM, Christian Aid Ministries, Berlin, Ohio.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, Doreen M. Weaver
August 2, 1964 - May 10, 2019
Bernville - Doreen M. Martin, 54, of Bernville, PA, passed away in her home on Friday, May 10, 2019. She was the wife of Gerald Ray Martin sharing 35 years of marriage. She was born in Narvon, Lancaster County on August 2, 1964, a daughter of Frank N. and Laura M. Weaver of Narvon. Doreen was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are children, Travis Martin and wife Carrie of Bernville, PA; Randall Martin and wife Melita of Bethel, PA; Denise Reiff and husband Curvin of Womelsdorf, PA; Lisa Martin and husband Larry Dean of Richland, PA; Kendra Martin and husband Brian of Memphis, MO; Amy Martin and husband Timothy of Fleetwood, PA; Janessa Nolt and husband Brandon of Denver, PA; Jordan Martin of Bernville, PA; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Gilbert Weaver and wife Karen of Carpenter, WY; Rosalyn Wenger and husband Glenn of Richfield, PA; Kevin Weaver and wife E. Joyce of Richland, PA; Wayne Weaver and wife Esther of Honey Grove, PA; Lorelle Weaver of Narvon, PA; Frank Nevin Weaver and wife Kristina of Narvon, PA.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:30 am in Bethel Mennonite Church, 231 School Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. KINDLY OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangement.
Martin, Edward Z., 70, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Fairmount Homes. He was born in East Cocalico Twp. to the late Paul B. and Emma H. (Zimmerman) Martin.
He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conf.). Edward was an assembler for Ray Tech Manufacturing.
Edward is survived by five brothers, Noah Z., husband of Ida (Nolt) Martin of Ephrata, Jesse Z. Martin of Withee, WI, Reuben Z., husband of Esther (Hoover) Martin of El Dorado, MO, John Dan Martin of Ephrata, Eli Z., husband of Ada (Wenger) Martin of Dundee, NY; two sisters, Laura Z. Martin and Emma Z. Martin, both of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Edna (Newswenger) Martin of Shippensburg and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J. Paul Martin; a sister, Mary Martin and an infant sister, Esther Martin and sister-in-law, Laura (martin) Martin.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Nevin Martin Residence, 991 Fivepointville Road, Stevens. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Nevin Martin Residence, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Road, Martindale, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Emma N. Martin, 83, of Leola, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the home of Leon and Anna Zimmerman.
She was born in East Earl Township to the late Rufus M. and Katie (Nolt) Martin and was the wife of the late Warren R. Martin who passed away in 2010.
She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). Emma was a homemaker.
Emma is survived by 13 children, Aaron, husband of Lena (Reiff) Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Lucy, wife of Paul Weaver, Jr., of Lewisburg, Catherine, wife of Edwin Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Lawrence, husband of Doris (Sauder) Martin of Bowmansville, Anna, wife of Leon Zimmerman of Leola, Warren, husband of Norma (Leinbach) Martin of Leola, Eva, wife of Ervin Martin of East Earl, Ruth, wife of Leon Hurst of Thorp, WI, Ella, wife of J. Lloyd Zimmerman of Leola, Emma, wife of Glen Zimmerman of New Holland, Elaine, wife of Lloyd Nolt of Charles City, IA, Vera, wife of Leon Burkholder of Greenwich, OH, Elvin, husband of Anita (Musser) Martin of Mohnton; 102 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Rufus (Katie) Martin of Mifflinburg, Henry (Vera) Martin of Ionia, IA, John (Catherine) Martin of Versailles, MO, Aaron (Nancy) Martin of Fortuna, MO and two sisters-in-law, Lydia Martin of Mifflinburg, Edna Martin of New Holland.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua and three brothers, Ammon, Levi and David Martin.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at the residence of J. Lloyd Zimmerman, 117 Peace Road, Leola, PA 17540. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM at the residence of J. Lloyd Zimmerman with further services at 9:30 AM from the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Flora Jean Hostetler
September 29, 1925 - May 31, 2019
Flora Jean Martin, 93, of Orrville and formerly of Kidron, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Farmerstown on September 29, 1925 to James and Gladys (Stoltzfus) Hostetler and married John J. Martin on August 3, 1947. He died April 15, 2010.
She taught 1st grade and Kindergarten classes in Portage and Wayne counties for many years. She united with the Aurora (Plainview) Mennonite church at a young age, later moving to Kidron OH and affiliating with the Pleasant View and Sonnenberg Mennonite churches. She enjoyed music and lent her alto voice to several women's ensembles. She readily offered a listening ear and was a friend and confidant to many over the years.
She is survived by four children, Ron (Geneva) Martin of W. Lafayette OH, Wendell (Daisy) Martin of Wooster, OH, Sharon (Lawrence) Ressler of Harrisonburg, VA and Janis (Craig) Steigauf of Nashville; TN; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rheta Mae Wiebe of Phoenix, AZ and Caroll June Roth of Millersburg OH.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 PM at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Kidron. There will be a time afterward for reminiscing and refreshment. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
Martin, Flora Jean Hostetler, 93, of Orrville, Wayne Co., OH died May 31, 2019 at the same place.
She was born September 29, 1925 at Farmerstown, Holmes Co., OH to James and Gladys (Stoltzfus) Hostetler. John was born in 1894 and died in 1986. Gladys was born in 1900 and died in 1995.
On August 3, 1947 at Aurora, OH she was married to John J. Martin, who was born December 23, 1921 and died April 15, 2010.
Surviving are children, Ron Martin, Wendell Martin, Sharon Martin Ressler and Janis Martin Steigauf; eleven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Rheta Mae Hostetler Wiebe, and Caroll June Hostetler Roth.
Memorial services were held June 8, 2019 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Wayne Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Eva M., 90, of Ephrata, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Fairmount Homes, after a brief illness.
Born in New Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jonas N. and Emma M. (Martin) Martin.
Eva worked in the produce department at Shady Maple Farm Market until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a brother-in-law, Leroy Burkholder of East Earl.
Preceding her in death are five brothers, Leroy, Walter, Jonas, Joseph, and Titus Martin; and five sisters, Bertha Nolt, Edna Zimmerman, Emma Newswanger, Lydia Ann Leid, and Verna Burkholder.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 9 am at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 am at Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
Martin, Glenn F., age 56 years, 5 months, and 16 days, of Shelby, OH, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after sustaining accidental head injuries.
He was born on October 10, 1962 in Lancaster, PA, the son of Amos and the late Emma Ruth (Fox) Martin. On October 24, 1985 he married Ruth H. (Leinbach) Martin and she survives along with 7 children: Jeanette (DeWayne) Martin of Plymouth, OH, Matthew (Rosalie Z.) Martin of Willard, OH, Linda (Kevin) Oberholtzer of Shiloh, OH, Amos (Norma S.) Martin, Wesley (Janice M.) Martin, Larry Martin, and Kevin Martin all of Shelby, OH; 13 grandchildren; his father and step-mother: Amos and Esther M. Martin of Pennsylvania; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Benjamin and Naomi Leinbach of Shelby, OH; 11 siblings: Harold (Etta) Martin, Lois (Titus) Garman, Floyd (Susan) Martin, Jere (Louella) Martin, Ruth (Amos) Zeiset, Nelson (Anna Mae) Martin, Mary Ann (Mark) Martin, Vernon (Lucille) Martin, Luella (Steven) Martin, Larry (Erla) Martin, and Elvin (Miriam) Martin all of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Glenn's mother, Emma Ruth (Fox) Martin, preceded him in death.
Glenn was a dairy farmer and was a member of the Springmill Mennonite Church of the Groffdale Conference.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the family home, 6740 Bowman Street Road, Shelby, OH. Morning services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the family home prior to funeral services at 9:30 AM at Springmill Mennonite Church, corner of Dininger and Plymouth Springmill Roads. The home ministry will officiate the services with burial being in the church cemetery. Care for Glenn and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.
Martin, Harvey W., 83, of Bellfonte, PA and formerly of Ephrata, PA, went to be with the Lord peacefully on May 8, 2019 with his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Ruthi by his side after a years long battle with Alzheimer's. Harvey was son of William and Mary Martin, farmers in Ephrata Pennsylvania, parents of sixteen children, and faithful members of the Mennonite church.
From early manhood and after, Harvey stretched his wings far beyond Lancaster County, first taking a job in California, then entering the PAX service in Algeria, France, Belgium, and Morocco. PAX (Latin for peace) was one of the Christian alternative service programs available to conscientious objectors beginning April 1951 in Europe. Through their labor, housing projects began all over Germany and soon the work continued in Algeria, Bolivia, Greece, Paraguay, and other countries. Harvey W. Martin was one of these volunteers.
When Harvey returned from PAX he married Elta Eby in 1965 and they made their home in Ephrata. He continued to stretch his wings beyond Lancaster and became a Christian business man selling eggs to the people of New York City. Sons, Jeff and Tom, joined the family in 1966 and 1967. Tragically Tom was killed at age 16 in an auto accident and Elta died of cancer in 1991. Jeff married Ruth Myers in 1991, just before his mother's death, and they gave Harvey four grandchildren; Johanna, Jacob, Charlotte, and Abigail. Harvey persevered in weekly trips from Ephrata to New York City through good and bad for over 40 years retiring in 2009.
Harvey is preceded in death by his wife Elta, son Tom, father William, mother Mary, brothers John and Paul, and sister Anna. Harvey is survived by his son Jeff; brothers Henry, William, Ivan, Clarence, James, Titus, and David; and sisters Edna, Mary, Martha, and Mabel.
Harvey's favorite Scripture is Isaiah 9:6, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Services will be hosted at Indiantown Mennonite Church, 255 Indiantown Road, Ephrata, PA. Celebrate Harvey's life at a memorial gathering Friday, May 17, 6:30 - 8 P.M. The viewing is Saturday, May 18, 9 - 10 A.M. followed by funeral services 10 - 11 A.M, then a gravesite service and luncheon for family and friends.
Martin, Kiana Dawn
June 3, 2017 - May 23, 2019
Kiana Dawn Martin was born on June 3, 2017 on her family farm at Brooten, Minnesota, the daughter of Kelvin and Rosanna Martin. She was a cheerful, little girl who loved her family. Her family loved her dearly and we spent many happy hours enjoying her.
Kiana died on May 23, 2019, from a farm accident at the age of 1 year, 11 months and 20 days.
She is survived by her parents, Kelvin and Rosanna Martin; siblings, Micah 12, Alicia 10, Darin 8, Sherman 7, Janessa 5, and Justin 7 weeks; grandparents, Duane and Shirley Martin of Sauk Centre, MN and Keith and Mary Ann Martin of Sauk Centre, MN; great-grandparents: Clare and Rosetta Martin of Goshen, IN, Orie Miller of Goshen, IN, Mrs. (Leonard) Rhoda Martin of Goshen, IN and Mrs. (Isaac) Florence Kulp of Elkhart, IN; 15 aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
Kiana was preceded in death by her aunt, Lana Martin, and great-grandparents, Anna Miller, Leonard Martin and Isaac Kulp.
Visitation: Sunday, May 26th, 2019 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Services: Monday, May 27th, 2019 - 10:00AM
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Martin, Lena K. Musser, 95, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in her home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Lester Zimmerman Martin. She was born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, on May 28, 1923, daughter of the late Rufus H. and Susie B. Kurtz Musser. Lena was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.
She is survived by children, Lloyd M. husband of the late Ruth Z. Hurst Martin of Lebanon; Evelyn wife of David H. Horning of Newmanstown; Leroy M. husband of Miriam Z. Hurst Martin of Lebanon; Mary wife of Elmer H. Reiff of Loysville; Martha wife of Mervin S. Hurst of Seneca Falls, NY; Lester M. husband of Arlene S. Zimmerman Martin of Newville; Fern wife of Mervin N. Hurst of Robesonia; Anna Susan wife of Frank M. Hurst of Lebanon; Leon M. husband of Edith S. Wenger Martin of Lebanon; daughter in law, Arlene S. wife of Kenneth Snyder of Bernville; 67 grandchildren; 293 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Rufus K. Musser of Ephrata; Alvin K. husband of Alta Martin Musser of Memphis, MO; brothers-in-law, Harvey Z. Martin of Fleetwood; John D. husband of Nancy Kilmer Zeiset of Memphis, MO. She was preceded in death by a son, Leonard M. Martin; a grandson; two great-granddaughters; a great-great-grandson; four sisters, Verna High, Emma Wise, Orpha Martin, Phoebe Zeiset.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30 am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday for 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm AT THE CHURCH. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.
Martin, Leonard W., 79, of Ephrata, entered into his heavenly home surrounded by family Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Wellspan York Hospital.
He was born in Terre Hill to the late Clarence E. and Lydia (Weaver) Martin and was the husband of Annabel F. (Good) Martin with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 7, 2019.
Leonard loved spending time with his family and was an active member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church. He was the owner/operator of L.W. Martin Truck Repair. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a member of the Buccaneer Hunting Club, enjoyed short term mission trips, traveling, other cultures and loved meeting new people.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Daryl, husband of Tracy (Wright) Martin of Akron, Keith Martin of Rothsville, Cheryl, wife of Tim Pfautz of Ephrata; nine grandchildren, Tyler, husband of Kendra Martin, Cody, husband of Michelle Martin, Brittany Martin, Moriah, wife of Morgan Stauffer, Teagan, husband of Allie Pfautz, Alaysia Pfautz, Jadon Pfautz, Brasen Pfautz, Sheldon, wife of Devin Kaczynski; five great-granddaughters; six siblings, Leland, husband of Erma Martin, Louise, wife of Leon Kurtz, Eugene, husband of Marilyn Martin, Lois, wife of Lester Weaver, Larry Martin and Lynn, husband of Iliana Martin.
A visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional visitation will be held, Monday, April 8, from 9 to 10 am, at the church, followed by his funeral service at 10 am, with Pastor Glenn E. Sauder officiating. Interment will take place in Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Leonard's memory may be made to Global Disciples, 315 West James Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Lester B., 82, of Denver, Pennsylvania, entered into rest peacefully at his residence, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Lester was ordained as a minister for Meadow Valley Mennonite Church on December 5, 1961 and ordained as a bishop in the Weaverland Mennonite Conference on June 19, 1991.
He was a partner in John F. Martin and Son's Meats and Martin's Country Market from 1961 to 2017, and also served as company president for over 30 years.
He was the son of the late John F. and Edna (Burkholder) Martin. He was the loving husband of Esther Mae (Musser) Martin with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 14 children, Sharon (Lloyd) Weiler of Manheim, Sylvia (Glen) Martin of Narvon, Gerald (Doreen) Martin of Bernville, Joyce (Edward) Good of Memphis, MO, Kenneth (Lucy) Martin of Stevens, Brenda (Dale) Martin of Denver, Shirley Nolt of Bernville, Carolyn (Carl) Fox of Schaefferstown, Christine (Daryl) Hurst of Red Creek, NY, Jay (Regina) Martin of Denver, Curtis (Michelle) Martin of Savannah, NY, Esther (Nevin) Nolt of Denver, Dean Martin of Robesonia, Rose (Jeffrey) Brubaker of Reinholds; 76 grandchildren and 89 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are seven siblings, Nora (Amos) Hoover, Arlene (Earl) Sauder, Elvin Martin, John (Mary Ann) Martin, Amos (Edna) Martin, Ervin (Joyce) Martin, and Anna (Vernon) Weaver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Weaver and two infant brothers, Franklin and Harold.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, 1:30 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 8:45 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center with further services at 9:30 AM at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Lewis S., 83, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Fairmount Homes.
He was born in West Earl Township to the late Mahlon W. and Vera K. (Sensenig) Martin.
Lewis was a member of Denver Mennonite Church, Eastern Conference. He had worked at Tyson Foods and Victor F. Weaver.
He is survived by five siblings, Miram Oberholtzer of MO, Laura, wife of LeRoy Martin of Ephrata, Mahlon S. Martin of Manheim, Mervin, husband of Ruth Martin of Lititz, Lawrence, husband of Marian Jane Martin of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Martin of Ephrata and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Martin; a brother-in-law, LeRoy Oberholtzer and a sister-in-law, Erma Martin.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM, at the Farm Crest Chapel and Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 9:30 AM, at Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe St., Denver, with Bishop Harold Good officiating. Interment will take place in Meadow Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
The family would like to thank the Farm Crest staff for the compassion and care shown to Lewis the past 18 years.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata
Martin, Margaret H. "Maggie", 86 of East Earl, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Ephrata Hospital.
Born in Caernarvon Twp., she was the daughter of the late Weaver W. and Ruth Hursh Martin.
Maggie was a homemaker and a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving are sister-in-laws, Lydia Ann Martin, Mary Martin, and Elsie Martin; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Daniel, Paul, John and Weaver Martin.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday (TODAY) at 1:30 P.M. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church (Frame) with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. A viewing will be held at the church prior to the burial. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill, PA.
Martin, Marlene Joy Heatwole, 57, of Port Republic, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, after a long fight with respiratory illness, and was swept into the realms of glory where she is now effortlessly breathing celestial air.
Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 28, 1961, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of Charles Lee and Doris Marie (Brubaker) Heatwole.
She was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church.
She was a devoted wife and a Rock to her husband, David S. Martin, whom she married on Jan. 14, 1984.
Mrs. Martin was a loving and caring mother to her four children, Ryan Martin of Harrisonburg, Bruce Martin and wife, Beth, of Bridgewater, Daryn Martin and wife, Abigail, of Bridgewater and Angela Martin of Port Republic; a doting grandmother to three grandchildren, Eden Elisabeth Martin, Emmeline Eve Martin and Oliver Graham Martin; and sister to Dawn Rodes and husband, Nelson, of Port Republic, Erma Good and husband, Kervin, of Singers Glen, and Lori Rohrer and husband, Conrad, of Timberville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Brent Heatwole.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Church with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at Pike Mennonite Church.
Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.
Martin, Martha M. Hoover
February 26, 1954 - May 1, 2019
Martha M. Martin, 65, of Enterline Road, Watsontown, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home.
Born in Lancaster County on February 26, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Ammon and Annie (Martin) Hoover.
Surviving are her husband, Amos Z. Martin; four sons: Harlan H. Martin and wife Lisa; Daniel H., Amos Z., Jr., and Ray H. Martin, all of Watsontown; seven daughters: Alma H. Martin and husband David of Watsontown; Mary Ann H. Martin and husband Lamar of Turbotville; Rachel H. Martin and husband David of Danville; Susie H. Reiff and husband David; Dorothy H., Rosene H., and Sarah Martin, all of Watsontown; and 19 grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was a daughter, Ruth H. Martin who died Jan. 24, 2000.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Martin residence at 1040 Enterline Road, Watsontown where the funeral service will be start Monday at 8:30 AM, then we will proceed to Limestone Mennonite Church, 281 Laidacker Rd., Milton, where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM.
Burial will follow in Limestone Mennonite Cemetery, rural Milton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.
Martin, Martha Z. Horst, 85, of Mount Joy, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in East Earl Twp. to the late Mahlon and Alta (Zimmerman) Horst and was the wife of the late Adin H. Martin who passed away in 2016.
She was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, (Weaverland Conf.), Manheim.
Martha was a homemaker.
Martha is survived by seven children, Erma, wife of Carl Sensenig of Denver, Harlan, husband of Lois (High) Martin of New Washington, OH, Neal, husband of Susan (Martin) Martin of MacIntire, IA, Daniel, husband of Jane (Rutt) Martin of Ashland, OH, Charles, husband of Ruth Elaine (Burkholder) Martin of Loysville, Ralph, husband of Dorothy (Horst) Martin of Elizabethtown, Abner, husband of Ruth (Weaver) Martin of Mt. Joy; a son-in-law, Omar Wenger of Bellingham, MA; 33 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ruth, wife of Ivan Zimmerman of Ephrata, Milton, husband of Lydia (Weaver) Horst of East Earl, Elizabeth, wife of Raymond Zimmerman of Denver, Vera, wife of Leroy Reiff of New Holland, Edna, wife of Harry Leinbach of MO and a sister-in-law, Fannie Horst of Bowmansville.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Wenger; 3 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren and six siblings, Mabel Zeiset, John Horst, Christian Horst, Mahlon Horst, Esther Martin, Luke Horst.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:15 AM at Clearview Mennonite School, 110 N. Esbenshade Road, Manheim with further services at 9:30 AM from Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 N. Esbenshade Road, Manheim with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Megan L.
September 4, 2014 - May 10, 2019
Megan L. Martin of Sauk Centre, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Her funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, May 10, 2019, at Faith Mennonite Church in rural Sauk Centre. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm at St. Francis de Sales Parish center in Belgrade.
Megan Leann Martin was born September 4, 2014, on her family farm near Sauk Centre, MN, the daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Martin. She loved her life on the farm, playing with her little sister, and following dad and mom around on the farm. Megan attended Grove Lake Brotherhood Church where she loved learning about her faith and playing with her friends. In February of 2019, Megan was diagnosed with cancer. She was given the best treatments drs could offer and was able to come home and spend two wonderful weeks at home before she developed an infection and succumbed to it suddenly.
Megan L. Martin died Monday, May 6, 2019, at the age of 4. She is survived by her parents, Rodney and Jennifer Martin; little sister, Janika; grandparents, Edgar and Martha Martin of Brooten, and Gene and Edith Martin of Sauk Centre; great-grandparents, David and Miriam Hoover of Goshen, IN, and Clare and Rosetta Martin of Goshen, IN; 14 aunts and uncles, and 56 cousins.
Megan was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Henry and Clara Martin and Paul and Anna Martin.
Martin, Neil G., 52, of Manheim passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Mahlon S. Martin of Manheim and the late Erma Garman Martin.
Surviving in addition to his father are seven siblings: Nevin (Suzanne) Martin, Lititz; Nathan (Judith) Martin, Elverta, CA; Nancy (Stephen) Zehr, Croghan, NY; Janice (Nathan) Mast, Dominican Republic, West Indies; Joanne (David) Erb, Lebanon; Joyce (Darnell) Martin, Cambridge Springs; Jeanelle (Gerald) Bicher, Bethel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Martin.
Immediate family and close friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Monday, May 6, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Interment in White Oak Mennonite Cemetery. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Paul G., 95, of Denver, PA, formerly of Crest Road, Lititz, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on Friday afternoon, February 15, 2019 at the Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy following a brief illness. Born in Ephrata Twp., he was the son of the late Samuel K. and Daisy Getz Martin. He was the husband of Anna S. Horning Martin for 60 years before her passing in 2006.
A dairy farmer, Paul was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church in Lititz.
He is survived by nine children, Leroy, husband of Deborah Gunselman Martin, of Sarasota, FL, Wilmer, husband of Arlene Kreider Martin, of Elizabethtown, Raymond Martin of Leola, Clarence, husband of Thelma Good Martin, of Lititz, Louis, husband of Lois Ann LeFever Martin, of Middletown, Lois, wife of Mahlon Martin, of Denver and with whom he resided, Eleanor, wife of Irvin Martin, of Guatamala, Martha, wife of Jesse Weaver, of Myerstown, Anna, wife of LeRoy Martin, of Ephrata; 31 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; three siblings, Emma High of Ephrata, Ella, wife of Adam Oberholtzer, of Blue Ball, and Elizabeth, wife of Luke Snader, of Reinholds; and a sister-in-law, Janice (wife of the late Eli Martin) Martin of Lititz. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Martin; a grandson, Linford Weaver; and siblings, Wayne, Eli, and Ivan Martin, infant sister Annie Martin, Mary Gerhart, and Edna Hoover.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice and Community Care for their kind and compassionate care.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM at New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz, PA with Amos Hurst, Barry Zeiset, Jeremy Martin, and LeRoy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Paul M., 90, of Lititz, PA passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday June 7, 2019 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. He was a loving husband to his wife Betty Neff Martin, for 69 years.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by daughters Ruthie, wife of Vernon Martin of Lititz; Janie, wife of Everett Buckwalter of Smoketown; and a son, Doug, husband of Crystal Sweigart Martin of Brownstown; and was preceded in death by daughter Joanne, wife of Dale Buckwalter.
In addition he was blessed to have in his life 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and one grandson who preceded him in death. Paul was extremely proud to be the patriarch of this entire loving Martin family.
Paul was the son of David H. and Mary W. Martin of New Holland. He is survived by three brothers, Titus Martin of Clymer, NY; Luke Martin of Lititz, PA; and Roy Martin of Indianapolis, IN and was preceded in death by a sister Esther Lee and a brother John Martin.
Paul began life on the family farm until he ventured into the business world in the spring of 1963 at Victor F. Weaver. After 25 years in various leadership roles at Weaver's, he held positions at Conestoga Wood Specialties and Landis Homes Retirement Community. Paul also had a love for volunteer board work. He was actively involved at his home church, New Holland Mennonite for many years as well as (MEDA) Mennonite Economic Development Associates and Bridge of Hope National.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the Hospice Home Care Team and the staff of the Hospice Center in Mount Joy as well as the Manheim House Care Team at Landis Homes. The care, grace and love that these people and organizations provided for Paul and his family were truly a gift from God during his last days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service honoring Paul's life at the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Sunday June 16, 2019 at 4:00pm with Chaplain Anne K. Weaver officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes and from 3:00pm until the time of service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Paul's honor to Bridge of Hope National, PO Box 304, Exton, PA 19341 or to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements entrusted to Groff-High Funeral Home of New Holland.
Martin, Priscilla Ann "Pam" Martin
February 12, 1954 - June 7, 2019
Priscilla Ann “Pam” Martin, 65, Goshen, died 10:50 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1954 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, to Jacob Daniel & Lydia (Kalous) Martin. On March 21, 1981, she married Loren M. Martin.
Surviving are her husband, Loren, Goshen, daughter, Tiffany Ann Weaver (Joe Yoder), Stone Lake, grandchildren, Jennica Ann Weaver, Jayce Weaver, Princeton Yoder, sisters, Nancy Mae (Donnie) Overholt, Aroda, Virginia, Nettie Jean (Steve) Graber, Richland Center, Wisconsin, Sally Sue (Doug) Wenger, Goshen, Margaret Lois (Richard) Schrock, Blackville, South Carolina, Retha Faye (Mark) Helmuth, Harrisonburg, Virginia, brothers, Willard Joseph (Judy) Martin, Goshen, Kenneth Jacob Martin, Goshen and Oliver Ray Martin, Marshfield, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Priscilla was a nurse’s aide, homemaker and housekeeper. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 & 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Mennonite Church, 24546 CR 44, Nappanee. And one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, 13463 CR 38, Goshen, with burial following at the church cemetery. Pastor Randall Riegsecker & Pastor Steve Graber will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, Roxanne Sauder, 63, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019.
She and her husband, Leon R. Martin, would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in March.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Ruth (Sauder) Sauder.
Roxanne was a nurse and retired from Landis Homes in 2015. She was a loving person that never met a stranger. She had an innate ability to connect with people and serve them. She was an active member of Oasis Fellowship and known as a prayer warrior. She demonstrated Jesus to all that she came into contact with on a daily basis.
In addition to her husband, Roxanne is survived by four children, Gerald "Jerry," married to Naomi (Hornberger) Martin, Jennifer, married to Shawn Ramsey, Jessica, married to Adam Ngotngamwong, Jamie Martin, and 15 grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings, Ray married to Tammy (Mummau) Sauder, Richard "Rick", married to Sharon (Cassel) Sauder, Resie M., married to Leon Ray Martin.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 4 to 7 PM at the Dove Westgate Church, 1755 West Main Street, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at New Life Fellowship, 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, followed by a life celebration service at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Chris Leiby officiating. Interment will take place in the Lichty's Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Vera Hoover, 88, a resident of Landis Homes, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Moses H. Martin, who died in 2002. Born in West Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Henry B. and Lizzie Martin Hoover.
Vera was a homemaker and a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church. She was an avid world traveler, enjoyed reading, playing games, and volunteering at Booksavers.
Surviving are three daughters, Maureen Barr of Lititz, Sharon, wife of Richard Lambertson of Lancaster, and Julia, wife of Steve Schnute of Howell, MI; a son, Keith, husband of Melanie Martin of Elizabethtown; a daughter-in-law, Patti, wife of Matthew Brubaker of Ephrata; 21 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; a sister, Edna Burkholder of Ephrata; and two brothers, Henry, husband of Mabel Hoover, and Raymond Hoover, both of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Scott Martin, sisters, Emma Zimmerman and Mary Martin, brother Clarence Hoover, foster brother Paul Ranck, and a foster sister, Edwina Weaver.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2301 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA. The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vera's memory may be made to Life Connection Mission – Haiti Outreach, 23 Grey Pebble Court, Germantown, MD 20874. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Martin, Vera S. Auker
January 27, 1941 - June 12, 2019
Vera S. Martin, 78, of Port Trevorton, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of Arthur S. Martin who survives. The couple were married for 58 years at the time of her passing. She was born Jan. 27, 1941, in Ephrata, the daughter of the late John B. and Anna W. (Sensenig) Auker. Vera was a member of Snyder County Mennonite Conference Church-Riverview District, Liverpool.
In addition to her husband, Vera is survived by eight children, Carolyn and Ezra Brubaker of Missouri, Daryl and Mary Ann Martin of Indiana, Pa., Keith and Annie Martin, Teresa and David Martin, Sharon and John R. Martin, Edward Martin, Richard and Christina Martin of New York, and Anthony Martin; 48 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, James Auker, Alvin and Mabel Auker, Arlene and Roy Horst, Florence and Lloyd Martin, Mabel Zimmerman, Nora and Roy Brubaker, and John and Nancy Auker; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Erma and Isaac Martin, Arlene Martin, Ernest and Edna Martin, Rachel and David Smoker, and Mae Martin; and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by two grandsons, Calvin Martin and Alan Martin; one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Edna Auker; one sister-in-law, Ruth Auker; one brother-in-law, Caleb Zimmerman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nevin and Mary Martin, Roy and Eva Martin, and Lester and Gladys Martin.
Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the home of Stephen and Lucille Martin, 464 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the family home, 534 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton, with further services at 9 a.m. at Snyder County Mennonite Conference Church-Riverview District, Oriental Road and Old Trail Road, Liverpool.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Martin, Verla Jean Wenger
October 21, 1925 - July 3, 2019
Verla Jean (Wenger) Martin, of Wakarusa, Indiana, passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at the home of Brenda Kay, her daughter, in Greenville, Ohio, where she has lived for the last two years. She was 93. Verla was born on October 21st, 1925, in Wakarusa, Indiana, to Enos and Goldie (Miller) Wenger. Verla was a member of the Old German Baptist New Conference Church.
In 1948, she married Harold Ray Martin and together they had five children, Keith Eugene (Elsie) Martin, Nappanee, Karen Sue (Daryl) Oberholzer, Nappanee, Joyce Renee Martin, Indianapolis, Brenda Kay (David) Crist, Greenville, Ohio, Danette Ray (Larry) Martin, Goshen.
Baptized alongside Harold in September of 1951, Verla Jean’s quiet faith was evident throughout her life. Verla Jean devoted her time to family and helping Harold establish Martin’s Custom Butchering in 1967. When not assisting in the butcher shop, Verla Jean dedicated her time to raising their five children, subsequential grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was to gather the family for get togethers that spanned days and resulted in decades of memories. Family members knew to expect calls that began with “I was thinking…” and ended with practical solutions to whatever they were working on. If she knew one of her family members needed help, she showed up, whether it be as small as stopping in to help with laundry, or ensuring their canning days went smoothly. Verla’s love for nature resulted in many moments where young family members were encouraged to “look at the pretty trees,” and to remain present with the family. Her love and attention has impacted each generation and her presence will be greatly missed.
Verla is survived by her five children, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and her sister, Edna Faye (Paul) Witmer. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Ray, her parents, Enos and Goldie (Miller) Wenger, her sister, Evelyn, and grandchildren, Arlen Martin and Twyla Damm.
Visitation and funeral will both be held at Cornerstone Mennonite Church located at 24546 CR 44, Nappanee, Indiana, 46550. Visitation will be Monday, July 8th, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be July 9th, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Officiating ministers will be Shane Oberholzer, grandson to Verla, as well as, home ministers Trent Bowman and Donald Peters. Burial will follow at the Yellow Creek Old German Baptist Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice Darke County.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, Willis Harlan, Sr.
October 18, 1926 - May 1, 2019
Willis Harlan Martin, Sr., 92 years, six months and 13 days, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at home.
He was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Ephrata, the son of Daniel B. and Amanda M. Martin. He was married Nov. 27, 1948 to Esther (Weaver) Martin.
Willis moved with his family to Wellsboro, in April of 1967. He was a farmer and enjoyed relating to people. He was a member of the Stony Fork Mennonite Church.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, four sisters and three children, Maynard Luke, Ernest Ray and Lois Eileen, and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Esther (Weaver) Martin, of Wellsboro; 11 children, Mary Ellen Martin, of Wellsboro, Anna Ruth Halteman (Richard), of Wellsboro, Kenneth J. Martin (Alverna), of Wellsboro, Willis Martin, Jr. (Lois), of Wellsboro, Joanne Martin, of Wellsboro, John Martin (Verna Mae), of Wellsboro, Esther Mae (Dwight) Hooley, of Angels Camp, Calif., Daniel Martin (Marles), of Wellsboro, Carolyn Zimmerman (Clarence, Jr.), of Wellsboro, Janet Sandmann (Jason), of Ephrata, and Joseph Burton, of Morris; 46 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchilidren.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Sunday, May 5, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the Stony Fork Mennonite Church, 47 Stony Fork School Road, Wellsboro.
Willis' funeral service will be held Monday, May 6, at 10 a.m., at the church, with burial to follow in the Stony Fork Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro.
Mast, Edwin A.
January 26, 1947 -- March 22, 2019
Edwin "Eddie" A. Mast, 72, of Goshen, died unexpectedly at 5:04 pm on Friday, March 22 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on January 26, 1947, in Elkhart, to Abe and Ruby (Miller) Mast. On June 12, 1966, in Burton, OH, he married Mary Ellen Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Keith (Debra) Mast of Goshen, Darrell (Doretta) Mast, Duane (Beth) Mast both of Millersburg, Brian (Kristen) Mast of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rachel (Ben) Graber of Sarasota, Irene Yoder, Anna Lou (Levi) Helmuth, Marie (Leon) Wengerd all of Nappanee; brother, Levi (Ann) Mast of Fairplay, SC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roman Mast.
He was a member of Townline Mennonite Church, where he served as an usher. He served on the Advisory Board for the Gospel Express Ministries for many years. He enjoyed attending the Gospel Express Auction in Pennsylvania. He retired from Sorg Dodge in Goshen after working in the service department for 30 years. Eddie loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He liked to golf and go camping with his family.
Visitation will be from 5:00- 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26 and 2:00- 4:00 and 6:00- 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27 at Siloam Fellowship, 61616 CR 35, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 28 also at Siloam Fellowship. Services will be conducted by Pastor Dean Yoder. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Gospel Express Ministries.
Mast, Esther S. Troyer
December 18, 1929 - June 13, 2019
Esther S. Mast, 89, of Middlebury, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 13 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1929 in Goshen to Seth and Nancy (Miller) Troyer. On June 18, 1950 in Middlebury, she married Melvin I. Mast, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband is a son, Lester (Nancy) Mast of Sun City, AZ; two daughters, Joan (Lavern) Beachy, Carolyn (Allen Jerome Neely, significant other) Mast both of Middlebury; four grandchildren, Dustin (Kim) Mast, Anthony Mast, Traci (John) Shupert, Sheri Beachy; two step grandchildren, Troy (Erica) Weaver, Corey (Bobbi) Weaver; six great-grandchildren, Connor, Parker and Cadence Mast, Kailee and Khloe Beachy, Joshua Shupert; three step great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd (Loretta) Troyer of Middlebury; sister, Edna Hochstetler of Goshen; sister-in-law, Phyllis Troyer of South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Leroy Troyer.
She was a secretary for D & M Construction for 37 years and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church and Gideons International. Esther loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, crocheting, quilting and gardening. She and Mel spent 13 years in mission work in Mississippi. She also loved to cook and was
known for her noodles.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 16 and 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Tuesday, June 18 at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ben Shirk and Pastor Nelson Yoder. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Gideons International and Mt. Joy Mennonite Church.
Mast, Fanny Bontrager
March 19, 1934-March 23, 2019
Fanny Mast was a woman who brought just the right amount of spice to life. She loved having friends and family empty her cans of peaches, pickles and beets. She believed life was too short to save the good china for special occasions. Christmas and gingerbread cookies were some of her favorite things and she happily told anyone who would listen how to make sure you had just the right amount of sugar in your cup of tea.
Fanny loved being surrounded by family – she was ‘Grandma’ to 14 who never tired of her hugs and time around her table; and, she was ‘Oma’ to 15 great-grandchildren. She spoke her mind freely…and sometimes regretted it, but generally preferred to look ahead rather than dwell on the past.
Fanny was born March 19, 1934, in Goshen. She enjoyed traveling to see new places and visit family – especially in Oregon and Nebraska, but she quite happily made Goshen her home for over 85 years.
In mid-2016 Fanny was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer; she received treatment for this through February 2019. Fanny relied on a strong faith to lift her up throughout her life and assured friends and family that she was ready to meet her Maker. She was at home when she passed away in the early morning hours of March 23, 2019.
Fanny married Henry Mast on July 22, 1956, and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Barbara Bontrager; a daughter, Rebecca; and a great-grandson, Jayce. Her sister, Vera, and brother, LeRoy, have also passed away. She is survived by their children and hers – Roy Mast, Barb Schlegel, Grace Carpenter, Jo Taylor, Fred Mast, John Mast, Kay Bigler; along with a sister-in-law, Alma Bontrager; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Fanny was an active member at Waterford Mennonite Church where a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder Culp Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Bethany Christian Schools.
Mast, Fanny E. Bontrager, 85, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 23, 2019 at the same place. She was born March 19, 1934 at to Fred and Barbara Bontrager. On July 22, 1956 she was married to Henry Mast, who was born April 28, 1933 and survives.
Surviving are children, Fred Mast and John Mast; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.
Fanny was "Grandma" to 14. Her sister, Vera, and brother, LeRoy, have passed away. She is survived by their children and hers, Roy Mast, Barb Schlegel, Grace Carpenter, Jo Taylor, Fred Mast, John Mast and Kay Bigler, along with a sister-in-law, Alma Bontrager.
A daughter, Rebecca; a sister, Vera; and a brother, LeRoy preceded her in death.
Fanny Mast was a woman who brought just the right amount of spice to life. She loved having friends and family empty her cans of peaches, pickles and beets. She believed life was too short to save the good china for special occasions.
Christmas and gingerbread cookies were some of her favorite things, and she happily told anyone who would listen how to make sure you had just the right amount of sugar in your cup of tea.
Fanny loved being surrounded by family - she was "Grandma" to 14 who never tired of her hugs and time around her table, and she was "Oma" to 15 great-grandchildren.
She spoke her mind freely ... and sometimes regretted it, but generally preferred to look ahead rather than dwell on the past.
She enjoyed traveling to see new places and visit family - especially in Oregon and Nebraska, but she quite happily made Goshen her home for more than 85 years.
Fanny relied on a strong faith to lift her up throughout her life and assured friends and family that she was ready to meet her Maker.
Memorial services were held March 27, 2019 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.
Mast, Harley D.
September 27, 1925 - July 3, 2019
Harley D. Mast, 93, of Goshen, died July 3, 2019, at home.
He was born September 27, 1925 in Topeka to Dan and Lydia (Schrock) Mast.
On December 18, 1947 he married Laura Ellen Miller in Goshen. She died August 27, 1987. He later married Rachel (Mishler) Whitehead on March 20, 1993. She died September 31, 2007.
Survivors include three children, Duane (Diane) Mast of Millersburg, Fern Mast of Goshen and Nancy (Lennis) Troyer of Burr Oak, Michigan; four step-sons, Kirby (Jane), Gary (Barb), Bob and Jim (Sally) Whitehead; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six sisters, Anna Miller of Goshen, Mary (Chris) Stoltzfus of Goshen, Edna (Wayne) Schrock of Catlett, Virginia, Wilma Lelek of Opelika, Alabama, Elma (Ervin) Bontrager of Goshen and Fran (Craig) Lucias of Denver, Colorado; and three brothers, Jerry (Edna) Mast of Kokomo, Freeman (Fannie) Mast of Utica, Ohio and Elva (Jean) Mast of Goshen.
Along with his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Gayle Anderson and two siblings, Viola Wickey and Henry Mast.
A lifetime area resident, Mr. Mast farmed.
He was a member of Clinton Frame Church where visitation will be held 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, and 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Saturday. A 10:30 a.m. Saturday funeral service will be conducted at the church with burial following in Clinton Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to MCC or Clinton Frame Church.
Mast, Marvin J., age 81, of Etna Green, died at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 4, 1937 in Milford to John L. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Mast. On February 26, 1959 he married Sylvia M. Schmucker. Marvin was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was a lifetime area resident.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Mast; children, Rosemary Mast, Etna Green, Lamar Mast, North Webster, Paul Mast, Westville, Linda (Floyd) Hochstetler, Nappanee, Galen Mast, Bourbon; son-in-law, Merle (Kathy) Chupp, Etna Green; daughter-in-law, Anita Mast, Nappanee; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Katie Burkholder , Mary Bontrager; and a sister-in-law, Fern (James) Elliot, Palm Harbor, FL. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Barbara Mast, Carolyn Chupp; sons, Lester, Dennis, and Mark Mast; granddaughters, Julia Chupp, Martha Chupp, and Jocelyn Mast; brothers, Emanuel, Leroy, Willis and Eli Mast; sisters, Emma Lehman-Yoder, Barbara Miller, Gertie Mast; five brother-in-laws; and 2 sister-in-laws.
Family and friends may call after 3 Thursday, February 14, 2019 and all day Friday, February 15th at the Merle Chupp Residence (8200 W. 640 N., Etna Green). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16th also at the Merle Chupp Residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Mast, Wilma M. Teuscher
February 28, 1938 - May 17, 2019
Wilma M. Mast, 81, of Middlebury, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
She was born February 28, 1938 in Pigeon, Michigan to Harry and Lydia (Shetler) Teuscher.
On October 28, 1972 she married Milfred Mast in Pigeon, Michigan.
He survives along with a daughter, Laura Mast of Middlebury; extended Kenyan family, Lorna (John) Kaitei and their children, Natasha, Eliana and Hannah of Chicago, Illinois and Sitatian (Simon) Kaitei and their children, Lesean, Yiantia and Tayiana of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Wayne Teuscher of Fort Wayne; sisters, Carol Beachey Voth of Memphis, Tennessee, Ruth (Bob) Rice of Auburn, Pennsylvania and Pat (Wayne) Gascho of East Earl, Pennsylvania and a brother-in-law, Leroy “Lefty” Miller of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marjorie Miller; infant sister; and sister-in-law, Judy Teuscher.
Mrs. Mast was a 30-year attender of Pleasant View Church. She served a year in Germany as a Mennonite trainee. She worked in the claims processing office at Everence, Goshen.
Visitation will be Friday, May 24, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Pleasant View Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery with a memorial service starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastors Tyler Hartford and Ron Diener will officiate.
Memorial gifts may be given to Pleasant View Church or Faith Mission, Elkhart.