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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in  The Mennonite and other newspapers.   
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

2020  M1


Marner, Betty Lou Schrock ; . . Martin, Aaron K. ; . . Martin, Aaron S. ; . . Martin, Alta B. Hurst ; . . Martin, Amos S. ; . . Martin, Amos Z. ; . . Martin, Anna H. ; . . Martin, Anna Mae Yoder ; . . Martin, Anna S. Brubacker ; . . Martin, Annetta B. Kilmer ; . . Martin, Barbara Kilmer ; . . Martin, Betty Jean Mast ; . . Martin, Carl E. ; . . Martin, Clayton S. ; . . Martin, Earla R. Burkholder ; . . Martin, Edgar H. ; . . Martin, Edith Horst ; . . Martin, Eli S. ; . . Martin, Elmer E. ; . . Martin, Elsie M. Groff ; . . Martin, Elsie Z. Sauder ; . . Martin, Erla S. Bauman ; . . Martin, Erma F. Shafer ; . . Martin, Erma S. Martin ; . . Martin, Eugene K. ; . . Martin, Frances "Darlene" Frey ; . . Martin, Gerald G. ; . . Martin, Glenn I., Jr. ; . . Martin, Harry B. ; . . Martin, Harry M., Jr. ; . . Martin, Ira ; . . Martin, Jennie Elizabeth ; . . Martin, Jesse Lavon ; . . Martin, Jesse Z. ; . . Martin, Josiah Ladd ; . . Martin, Kristine H. ; . . Martin, Larry L. ; . . Martin, Leland W. ; . . Martin, Lois Z. ; . . Martin, Marian Irene Keener ; . . Martin, Marlin Lee ; . . Martin, Martha Ann Showalter ; . . Martin, Mary Lois Lehman ; . . Martin, Nancy Ruth ; . . Martin, Randall ; . . Martin, Reuben W. ; . . Martin, Samuel S. ; . . Martin, Seranus M. ; . . Martin, Shirley A. Miller ; . . Martin, Stanley M. ; . . Martin, Thelma Bitikofer ; . . Martin, Vera Jane "Janie" Hurst ; . . Martin, Vera M. ; . . Martin, Verna M. Groff ; . . Martin, Verna N. ; . . Mast, Ora I. ; . . Mast, Rosetta M. Steinman ; . . Meyer, Albert J. ; . .

 

Marner, Betty Lou Schrock
March 27, 1946 - July 11, 2020

Betty Lou (Schrock) Marner, 74, of LaGrange, went home to see her Lord and Savior Saturday, July 11, 2020 as a result of Covid-19. She was born March 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Valentine and Barbara (Yoder) Schrock. On July 3, 1965 in Goshen, she married Perry Albert Marner; he survives. Betty grew up in the Goshen area and went to Bethany Christian School until the age of 16. She attended Maple Grove Church of Topeka. Betty and Perry were the owner/operators of Marner's Six Mile Restaurant.

Survivors include her husband Perry Albert Marner of LaGrange; two sons, Chad (Michelle) Marner of Elkhart, Mark (Joni) Marner of Shipshewana; three daughters, Rhonda (Ervin) Lambright of Middlebury, Amanda (Ryan) Zook of Shipshewana, Tiffany Marner of Shipshewana; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Brown, Perry (Chellsie) Lambright, Megan (Grady) Dias, Paul (Darla) Marner, Troy Zook, Kaydince Zook, Toby Zook, Jaylin Miller, Kaylee Marner, Klovor Marner, Gunner Bassett, Emberly Bassett; three step grandchildren, Cherub, Kevin and Carissa; three brothers, Floyd (Darla) Schrock of La Porte, Ernie (Jan) Schrock of Fort Wayne, Glen Schrock of Finley, OH; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14 and one hour prior to the 10:00 am Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, July 15 at Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St. Topeka. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jason Gingerich. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. Due to the current health crisis, the family and funeral home encourage anyone that has been feeling sick or has been exposed to the virus not attend the services. Memorials may be given to Bible Memory Ministries.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Aaron S.
October 12, 1930 - July 12, 2020

Aaron S. Martin, 89, of Narvon, died July 12, 2020, at his home after a brief illness.

Born in Caernarvon Twp., he was a son of the late John N. and Mary E. (Sauder) Martin. He was married 67 years, on Dec. 2, to Martha S. (Nolt) Martin.

Aaron was a farmer and a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are nine children: Edna (Aaron) Hoover of Colby, WI, Raymond (Emma Shirk) Martin of Narvon, Alda (Paul) Brubaker of Curtiss, WI, LeRoy Martin of Morgantown, Aaron (Louella Martin) Martin of Narvon, Samuel (Lydia Zimmerman) Martin of Thorp, WI, Harry (Arlene Zimmerman) Martin of Narvon, Martha (Mark) Newswanger of Narvon, and Mabel (Daniel) Newswanger of East Earl; 62 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Earl (Anna Martin) Brubaker of Thorp, WI.

Preceding him in death is a daughter, Esther Brubaker; two great-granddaughters, Leah Grace Hoover, and Minerva Hoover; five brothers, Henry, David, John, Eli, and Samuel; and two sisters, Annie Hurst, and Lydia Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 9 AM at the home of Raymond Martin, 200 Shirktown Road, Narvon, with further services at 9:30 AM at Churchtown Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Raymond Martin home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/14/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Aaron K.
February 24, 1916 - April 23, 2020

Aaron K. Martin, 104, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Lincoln Christian Home, where he lived since November 2016.

Aaron was born in the Martindale area, the son of the late Clayton C. and Lizzie H. (Kurtz) Martin. He married Susan (Eby) Martin on July 4, 1937. She preceded him in death in 2001.

He was a farmer and lived in most of his adult life in Clay Township. He was a member of Springville Mennonite Church. He was appointed by the church to assist young men relating to Selective Service during the draft in the 50's and 60's.

Aaron is survived by three daughters: Ruth E., wife of Lester Weber of Atmore, AL, Marian E., wife of Alvin Martin of Lebanon, Velma E., wife of Amos Smucker of Leola; four sons: Clarence E., husband of Ruth (Weaver) Martin of Stevens, Mervin E., husband of Kathryn (Nolt) Martin of Elizabethtown, Raymond E., husband of Vera (Nolt) Martin of Stevens, Aaron E., husband of Vera (Nolt) Martin of Ephrata; two daughters-in-law, Rachel C. (Mitchell) Martin of Stevens, Ivy Jo (Good) Martin of Ephrata; two sisters, Mary Witmer of Richland, Nora High of Honey Grove; a brother, John K. Martin of Mennonite Home; 38 grandchildren; 174 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, John E. in 1984, Paul E. in 1993; a sister, Edna K. Martin; four brothers, Harvey K., Ellis K., Ammon K., Allen K. Martin and four grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Lincoln Christian Home for the kind and compassionate care shown to our father the past 3+ years. It is much appreciated.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Springville Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers..

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/25/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Alta B. Hurst
July 28, 1930 - May 5, 2020

Alta B. Martin, 89, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Fairmount Homes Inc.

She was born in Martindale to the late Frank and Lydia (Burkholder) Hurst and was the wife of Stanley Martin with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

She was a member of Dove Westgate Church, Ephrata, She was a seamstress for Sight and Sound Studios for 18 years and was a volunteer marriage counselor with her husband, Stanley, for Abundant Living Ministries.

In addition to her husband, Alta was survived by four sons: Philip L., husband of Doris (Breckbill) Martin of Lititz, Dale, husband of Jaqueline (Gerhart) Martin of Ephrata, Jay S., husband of Gloria (Wenger) Martin of Clay, and Steven, husband of Carolyn (Gerlach) Martin of Lititz; four daughters: Pamela, wife of Kenneth Ebersole of Beverly, MA, Rose Martin of Lancaster, Judy, wife of Leslie Groff of Ephrata, and Audrey, wife of Barry Miller of Ephrata; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul, husband of Anna Mary Hurst of Martindale; a sister, Lydia Hoover of Womelsdorf; and a half-brother, Ivan, husband of Mary Hurst of Ephrata, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Noah and Frank Hurst; sisters, Emma Horning, Katie Horning, Esther Martin, and Mary Martin.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. A later memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Ephrata/Akron.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Amos S.
September 28, 1937 - August 2, 2020

Amos S. Martin, 82, of rural Turbotville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in East Earl, Lancaster County on Sept. 28, 1937, he was a son of the late Pheris and Sarah (Zimmerman) Martin.

Surviving are his wife, Florence L. Martin; children, Stephen, Anna Frances, Louis, Jason, all at home, Mary Ann married to Henry Martin, of East Earl, Edith married to Stanley Martin, of Watsontown, Beatrice married to Lester Martin, of Milton, Kathryn married to Mervin Hoover, of Milton, David married to Luella (Reiff) Martin, of Milton, and Michael married to Louella (Martin) Martin; 38 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Paul (Anna Hoover) Martin, of East Earl, Sarah (Rufus) Hoover, of New Holland, Anna (David) Hoover, of New Holland, Lizzie (Rufus) Nolt, of Fortuna, Mo., Aaron (Lizzie Hoover) Martin, of Denver, Harvey (Lena Hoover) Martin, of Denver, and Luke (Elva Hoover) Martin, of Leitchfield, Ky.

Preceding him in death besides her parents was a granddaughter, Regina; two sisters, Lydia and Mary; and six brothers, John, Ivan, Phares, Christian, Rufus, and Clarence.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 665 Clemens Road, Milton, where the funeral service will begin at noon Thursday, Aug. 6, and then proceed to Limestone Mennonite Church, 281 Laidacker Road, Milton, where a funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop John M. Reiff officiating.
Burial will follow in Limestone Mennonite Cemetery, rural Milton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

Sunbury Daily Item - 8/3/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Amos Z.
July 18, 1930 - May 30, 2020

Amos Z. Martin, 89, of 146 Ranks Church Rd., New Holland died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital following a brief illness. His wife, Esther M. (Newswanger) Martin, survives.

Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Ivan S. and Magdalena Z. (Zimmerman) Martin.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 11 children: Harold F. married to Etta (Gehman) Martin, Morgantown, Lois married to Titus Garman, Martinsburg, Floyd married to Susan (Zeiset) Martin, Shippensburg, Jere married to Louella (Zimmerman) Martin, Williamsburg, Ruth married to Amos Zeiset, Narvon, Nelson married to Anna Mae (Horst) Martin, Shippensburg, Maryann married to Mark Martin, Kutztown, Vernon Amos married to Lucille (Zimmerman) Martin,, Martinsburg, Luella married to Steven Martin, Woodbury, Larry married to Erla (Zimmerman) Martin, Williamsburg, Elvin married to Miriam (Eberly) Martin, New Holland, a daughter-in-law Ruth (Leinbach) Martin, Shelby OH, 75 grandchildren, 162 great-grandchildren, a sister Esther Hoover, Ephrata, a brother-in-law Edwin Nolt, Ephrata and a sister-in-law Frances Martin, New Holland.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Ruth (Fox) Martin in 1995, a son Glenn, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers: Paul, Ivan, Aaron, Harvey Martin, and five sisters: Emma Martin, Ada Martin, Lena Martin, Katie Nolt, Anna Reiff.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at his late home on Tuesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/1/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Anna H.
April 14, 1974 - July 10, 2020

Anna H. Martin, 46, of 1436 Weaverland Road, East Earl, died at home on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Phares Z. and Martha Hoover Martin.

Anna was a member of the Reidenbach Mennonite Church.

Surviving are five brothers, George husband of Esther Martin of Ephrata, Samuel husband of Ella Martin of Leitchfield, KY, Andrew husband of Kathryn Martin of Elkton, KY, Jerry husband of Verna Martin of New Holland, and Phares husband of Lucy Martin of New Holland; five sisters, Grace wife of the late Amos Hoover of East Earl, Frances wife of Allen Hoover of Leitchfield, KY, Susan wife of Paul Hoover of Ephrata, Martha wife of Aaron Hoover of IN, and Janet wife of John Martin, with whom she resided. She was preceded in death by brothers Warren and Wayne Martin.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 9:30 A.M. at the Reidenbach Mennonite Church with Bishop Mark Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the late home on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/11/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Anna Mae Yoder
June 26, 1939 - August 13, 2020

Anna Mae Martin, 81, formerly of Terre Hill, a resident of Fairmount Homes, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Laban H. Martin who died in 2018. Born in West Caln Twp., Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Christ and Emma Sweigart Yoder.

Anna Mae was a homemaker and a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church. She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting and sewing.

Surviving are two daughters, Anita wife of Dennis Gettel of Denver, and Donna wife of Kevin Gerber of Lititz; a son, Brian husband of Gretchen Martin of Bowmansville; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathryn Clark of Parkesburg, and Irma Holmes of Peach Bottom. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Kenneth and Allan Yoder.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 17, at 2:00 P.M. at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA. The family will greet friends following the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the adjoining church cemetery. The service will be livestreamed on the church website at hinkletown.org starting at 1:45 P.M. CDC guidelines concerning social distancing will be followed and masks are suggested. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna Mae's memory may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Fairmount Homes. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Homes for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 8/14/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Anna S. Brubacker
September 27, 1939 - May 12, 2020

Anna S. Martin, 80, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital unexpectedly of natural causes.

Born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron A. and Rebecca (Sensenig) Brubacker. She was the only surviving sibling of her family. She was the wife of Clarence W. Martin for 58 years.

She was a member of Weaver Pike Mennonite Church.

Anna was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by a son, Walter B. husband of Sarah (Hoover) Martin of Penn Yan, NY; seven daughters, Frances, Esther, Norma, Arlene and Grace Martin, all of Ephrata, Laura, wife of Frank Hoover, Martha, wife of Reuben Newswanger, both of New Holland and a daughter-in-law, Linda Martin of Lititz. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Mary Brubacker and Lena Brubacker, both of Snyder County, Ida Ann Brubacker of Ephrata; 19 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Leonard Martin; two infant daughters, Mary and Bertha Martin; a grandson; two sisters, Martha S. Martin and Katie (Sensenig) Gehman and nine brothers, Harvey S., Leroy S., Amon S., Amos S., Titus S., Phares S., Luke S., Rufus S. and Aaron S. Brubacker.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Clarence W. Martin, 504 Gristmill Road, Ephrata, Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:30PM at the residence of Clarence W. Martin with further services at 2:00 PM from the Weaver Pike Mennonite Church, 28th Division Highway, Earl Township, with Bishop Joseph S. Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/14/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Annetta B. Kilmer
February 28, 1949 - January 20, 2020

Annetta B. Martin, age 70, of Latham, Missouri, passed away, Monday, January 20, 2020 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. She was born February 28, 1949 in Narvon, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Christian Z. and Elizabeth B. (Brubacher) Kilmer.

On November 27, 1969, she was married to Roy M. Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Roy M. Martin; seven children, Elizabeth (Elam) Martin, John (Cheryl) Martin, Mary Shirk, Martha Martin, Katie (Ivan) Sloan, Wesley (Kristi) Martin and Lee (Joyce) Martin; twenty grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Katie (Menno) Ramer, Emma Martin, Florence Nolt, Cora Kilmer, Ada (Phares) Zimmerman, Leora (Abner) Oberholtzer, Barbara (Walter) Zimmerman, Betty (Eli) Shirk, Bertha (Sam) Shirk, Aaron Kilmer and Esther (Aaron) Shirk and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian and Elizabeth Kilmer; a son, Christian Martin; a son-in-law, Evan Shirk; two brothers; two sisters; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, Latham, Missouri. Officiating ministers include Luke Fox, Marlin Kilmer, Nelson Hoover, Carl Hoover and Michael Martin. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Community Center.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Homes, Versailles
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Barbara Kilmer
June 5, 1923 - June 6, 2020

Barbara Kilmer Martin, 97, of 380 Spring Grove Rd., East Earl, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 5, 1923, the youngest child of the late Henry and Matilda (Kilmer) Martin in Brutus, Emmett County, Michigan. She moved to PA with her family in 1939, living in Pennytown, then Goodville, then moving to East Earl in 2013. She worked at various sewing factories and cleaned homes. She enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling, visitors, and visiting.

She was a member of Groffdale Conference Old Order Mennonite Church.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters: Levi Martin, Lydiann Martin, Harvey Martin, Lena (Martin) Wenger and Leah Martin. She is survived by a sister-in-law Alma (Harvey) Martin, Lancaster, nieces and nephews and extended family friends Esther Weaver and Suzanna Martin, with whom she lived.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9 a.m. at her late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Spring Grove Mennonite Church with Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at her late home on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Betty Jean Mast
April 19, 1934 - May 1, 2020

Betty Jean Martin, 86, of Goshen, died Friday, May 1, 2020, at home after a short illness. She was born April 19, 1934, in Millersburg, Ohio to Ray and Erma (Gardner) Mast. On July 12, 1952, she married Ralph D. Martin in Berlin, Ohio.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Richard Mast and sister, Mary Ellen Martin. Husband Ralph died in September 2017. She was also preceded in death by in-laws Alice Martin and Grace Martin, Orrville, Ohio; Velma (Stan) Sauder, Souderton, Pennsylvania; and Carolyn (Sanford) Swartzendruber, Goshen, Indiana.

Survivors include four children, Steven (Lucie) Martin of Middlebury; Jeffrey (Karen) Martin of Fairview Park, Ohio; and Beth (David) Birky and Kirk D. Martin, both of Goshen; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth (Jim) Oswald of Orfville, Ohio. She is also survived by brother-in-law, P. Wesley (Mary Ellen) Martin of Orrville, Ohio; sister-in-law Lois (Denny) Zimmerly of Sterling, Ohio; and brother-in-law Sanford (Carolyn) Swartzendruber of Goshen, Indiana, along with many nieces and nephews, their partners, children, and even grandchildren, who will remember “Grandma Betty.”

A longtime Orrville, Ohio, resident, Betty worked as an administrative assistant at Mennonite Mutual Insurance, Central Christian High School, and Ohio Mennonite Conference. She and Ralph were active members of Orrville Mennonite Church. In 1998 they moved to Goshen, Indiana, where they became members of Waterford Mennonite Church. Betty provided childcare for her three youngest grandchildren before working for Compassionate Caregivers.

A private graveside service will be held at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial donations may be given to Waterford Mennonite Church or the Humane Society Elkhart County.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Martin, Betty Jean (Mast), 86, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died May 1, 2020 at the same place. She was born April 19, 1934 at Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH to Ray and Erma (Gardner) Mast. On July 12, 1952 at Berlin, Holmes Co., OH she was married to Ralph D. Martin, who was born October 30, 1930 and died September 14, 2017.

Surviving are children, Steven (Lucie) Martin; Jeffrey (Karen) Martin; Beth (David) Birky; and Kirk D. Martin; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth (Jim) Oswald.

A brother, Richard Mast and a sister, Mary Ellen Martin preceded her in death.

A longtime Orville, Ohio, resident, Betty worked as an administrative assistant at Mennonite Mutual Insurance, Central Christian High School, and Ohio Mennonite Conference. She and Ralph were active members of Orville Mennonite Church. In 1998 they moved to Goshen, Indiana, where they became members of Waterford Mennonite Church. Betty provided childcare for her three youngest grandchildren before working for Compassionate Caregivers.

Burial was in Violett Cemetary, Goshen, Elkhart Co.,IN.

Submitted by: Karen Hostetler, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Carl E.
July 15, 1936 - March 15, 2020

Carl E. Martin, 83, of New Holland, went home peacefully to be with his Savior on Sunday, March 15, 2020 following complications of pneumonia.

Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Harvey and Margaret (Esbenshade) Martin. He was married 62 years to Arlene (Snader) Martin.

Carl lived in Atlanta, GA for 36 years before moving back to New Holland in 1995. While in Atlanta he worked at Grady Memorial Hospital for 35 years and also served 17 years as associate pastor of Berea Mennonite Church. After moving back to New Holland he worked 20 years at Dutchway Farm Market in Gap where he built relationships with many customers and knew most of them by name.

Carl was an active member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community where he served as a Sunday School teacher and spiritual mentor to many in the congregation. He was also involved in service with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

Carl loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved his Lord and reflected the love of Jesus to everyone he met.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Carlene, married to Jeff Petersen of Atglen, Sharon, married to Steve Martin of New Holland, and Cathy Martin engaged to Turner Knapp of Atlanta, GA; 4 grandchildren, Lauren, married to Shawn Pettis, Kate Martin, Sara Martin, and Scott Petersen; and a brother, Elmer, married to Grace Martin of Ephrata. Preceding him in death is a sister, Alice Martin and brother, LeRoy Martin.

The family would like to thank the staff at Garden Spot Village Fallcrest for their compassionate care given to Carl.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Due to current health concerns a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite Missions. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/17/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Clayton S.
October, 18, 1922 - June 27, 2020

Clayton S. Martin, 97, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1307 Apple Street, Ephrata.

He was born in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, to the late John Z. and Magdalena (Sauder) Martin and was the husband of Rachel R. (Stauffer) Martin who passed away in 2015.

He was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, (Weaverland Conference).

Clayton was a building contractor.

Clayton is survived by three sons, Curvin, husband of Grace (High) Martin of Ephrata, Gerald, husband of Mabel (Hoover) Martin of Reading, Brian, husband of Mary Jane (Hursh) Martin of Lititz; four daughters, Minerva, wife of Earl Brubaker of Loysville, Ruth Naomi, wife of Mervin Martin of Lititz, Barbara Ellen, wife of Melvin Martin of Ephrata, Mildred, wife of Ivan Zimmerman of Ephrata; 34 grandchildren; 153 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Vera Martin.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Christian, Amos, Elias, John, David and Samuel; four sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, and Esther; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 9:00 AM at Midway Mennonite Reception Center with further services at 9:30 AM from the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Quinton Wenger officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/29/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler


 

Martin, Earla R. Burkholder
November 14, 1941 - May 25, 2020

Earla R. Martin, 78, of Robesonia, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at home after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Clayton M. and Magdelena (Rutt) Burkholder. She is the wife of Earl M. Martin, son of the late Elmer J. and Verna (Musser) Martin.

She was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite (Mid-Atlantic Conference).

Earla was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Earla is survived by seven children, Jeana Louise, wife of Vernon Martin of Lititz, Janelle Kay, wife of Michael Stauffer of East Earl, Carleen Joy, wife of Brian Musser of Wagener, SC, Juanita Faye, wife of Lamar Ringler of Narvon, Zane Ray, husband of Peggy (Good) Martin of Danville, Tiffany Ann, wife of Dwayne Martin of Newmanstown, Brandt Lee, husband of Eugenia (Zeiset) Martin of Newmanstown; 25 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and five brothers, Leroy R., husband of the late Gladys (Gingrich) Burkholder, Lloyd R. Burkholder, Clair R., husband of Verna (Martin) Burkholder, Willis R., husband of Anna Mary (Musser) Burkholder, Carl R., husband of Nora (Nolt) Burkholder

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Alta R., wife of Amos Sensenig, Levi R., husband of Alma (Hoover) Burkholder, Edith R., wife of Michael Nolt, and Ida R., wife of John Garman.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 140 Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata. Interment will take place on Friday, May 29, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Cemetery, followed by the funeral services at the church with Bishop Larry Weaver officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/27/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 


 

Martin, Edgar H.
October 14th, 1929 – February 28th, 2020

Edgar was born on October 14, 1929 to the late Jonas Z. and Mariah (Horst) Martin. He was the husband of Helen June (Metzler) Martin with whom he shared 69 years of marriage as of February 24, 2020.

Edgar was an active member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata. He was owner of Edgar Martin Electric Service in Ephrata for 60 years.

Edgar enjoyed volunteering. He served many years with Mennonite Disaster Service either on the job site or sending hundreds of men to jobs. He also enjoyed helping Samaritans Purse, Boone, NC process Christmas Child Shoe boxes for shipping. His hobbies were collecting coins and rocks, traveling with the 40/60 Group and spending time with family.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Helen June, are 5 children: Margaret (James) Slabach of Alliance, OH, Marlin M. (Nora Jane) Martin of Lititz, Rachel M. Martin of Lititz, Galen M. (Debra) Martin of Columbus, OH, and Rita J. (Kenneth) Martin of Ephrata; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer H. (Elsie) Martin of Lampeter; and a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Martin of Ephrata.

Preceding him in death are three brothers, Abel, Nathan, and Laban Martin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway, Ephrata on Monday, March 9 at 10:30AM. A musical prelude will begin at 10:15AM. Interment will be private at the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

There will be a viewing at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz on Saturday, March 7 from 5-7PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Edgar's memory to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or to Global Disciples, 315 West James St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Landis Homes, and Hospice & Community Care for the care they provided for Edgar.

Online condolences to the family may be made to www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/2/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Edith Horst
June 18, 1952 - June 10, 2020

Edith Horst Martin of 11641 State Hwy. 15, Memphis, Missouri, 63537, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her residence north of Memphis.

She was born on June 18, 1952, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania the daughter of David W. and Edna B. Martin.

On May 20, 1972, at Mt. Etna, Pennsylvania, Edith married Curvin Martin and they moved to Missouri on March 1, 1977. They were blessed with 48 years together.

Mom will be remembered as a very caring person with a big heart for hurting people, especially for the youth. She was also well known for visiting the nursing home.

Edith was a member of the Meadow View Mennonite Church, north of Memphis, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Curvin Martin of Memphis, Missouri; six children, Delmar and Faith Martin of Memphis, Missouri, Curvin Dean and Esther Martin of Leon, Iowa, Mabel and Anthony Weiler of Edina, Missouri, Eldon and Karen Martin of Milton, Iowa, Ruth Elaine and Daryl Martin of Memphis, Missouri and Clinton and Julie Martin of Robesonia, Pennsylvania; thirty-three grandchildren; one great grandson; ten siblings, brothers, Luke Martin of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, John David (Helen) Martin of Woodbury, Tennessee, Leroy (Susan) Martin of Geneva, New York, Rufus (Mabel) Martin of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Henry (Mandy) Martin of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, Elvin (Arlene) Martin of Sparta, Wisconsin and Landis (Janet) Martin of Geneva, New York; sisters, Verna (Clair) Burkholder of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Mary Huber of Memphis, Missouri, and Edna Mae (Frank) Horning Lebanon, Pennsylvnia; a brother-in-law, David Martin of Newmanstown, Pennsylvania; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, David and Edna Martin; and three sisters, Elsie Martin, Mabel Martin and Elizabeth Martin.

Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Meadow View Mennonite Church north of Memphis, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Meadow View Mennonite Cemetery, north of Memphis, Missouri.

The Ministry will be Luke Fox, Vernon Oberholtzer, Wilson Martin, and nephew, David Martin, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Delmar Martin, Curvin Dean Martin, Anthony Weiler, Eldon Martin, Daryl Martin and Clinton Martin.

Edith Martin’s family request your presence and prayers, no flowers please.

Doss Funeral Home, Edina, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Eli S.
December 30, 1926 - June 13, 2020

Eli S. Martin, 93, of 742 Twin Hill Road, New Holland, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home.

Born at his home in Caernarvon Twp., he was the son of the late John N. and Mary Ellen (Sauder) Martin. His wife of 67 years, Mary B. (Hoover) Martin, died March 23, 2017.

Eli was a retired farmer and carpenter, and a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

He is survived by 9 children, Etta Martin of New Holland, Lydia, married to Raymond Shirk of Ephrata, John, married to Verna (Wenger) Martin of Dundee, NY, Sara, married to Melvin Sauder of Latham, MO, Rachel, married to Raymond Hoover, and Ellen, married to Titus Shirk, both of Dundee, NY, and Ruth Martin, Lucinda Martin, and Lucy married to Nathan Nolt, all of New Holland; a daughter-in-law, Vera Martin of Dundee, NY; 64 grandchildren; 125 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Aaron, married to Martha Martin of Narvon.

Preceding him in death are two sons, Ivan and Joseph Martin; a great-grandson, Jeremiah Zimmerman; four brothers, Henry, David, John, and Samuel Martin; and two sisters, Annie Hurst and Lydia Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19 at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/15/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Elmer E.
August 3, 1933 - August 24, 2020

Elmer E. Martin, 87, of Ephrata, formerly of Blue Ball, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in New Holland, he was a son of the late Harvey H. and Margaret (Esbenshade) Martin. He was married 65 years on Oct. 30 to Grace R. (Weaver) Martin.

Elmer retired in 1992 after working 35 years for Enterprise Telephone, now Frontier, as outside plant supervisor. After retirement he was employed part time by Groff-High-Eckenroth Funeral Home, Choice Books, Goods Potato Chips, and Martin's Trailside Express.

Elmer was a member of the Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community where he served as Deacon for 35 years. He enjoyed humor, music, hymns and gospel music, golf, and traveling. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Clair, married to Sandy (Leaman) Martin of Narvon, Sylvia, married to Sheldon Swartzentruber of Greenwood, DE, and Fred, married to Marilyn (King) Martin of New Holland; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family. Preceding him in death are three siblings, Leroy E. Martin, Carl E. Martin, and Alice E. Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522, or to Mennonite Disaster Service, mds.mennonite.net/. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/26/2929
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Elsie M. Groff
August 14, 1918 - January 4, 2020

Elsie M. Martin, 101, of New Holland, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Garden Spot Village. Her husband preceded her in 2006. Born in Kinzers, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Brackbill) Groff. After their marriage in 1940, she and Earl lived near Leola and later moved to New Holland.

Elsie was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle. Elsie was a homemaker and enjoyed children. Her home was a welcoming place for many, including Fresh Air children and a foster son, Hosby Talford. She liked gardening, flowers, and embroidery.

Surviving are six children, Barbara (Wilmer Good) of Lititz, Thelma (Isaac Thomas) of Lancaster, Lois (David Greene) of Lancaster, Doris (David Moyer) of Mt. Solon, VA, Robert Martin (Lois Moyers), Ruth (Jay Carpenter) of Lancaster; sixteen grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; seven great-great- grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Martin of Lititz.

Elsie was preceded in death by nine siblings, Barbara Graham, Elizabeth Groff, Clarence Groff, Roy Groff, Anna Hess, Elva Lehman, Esther Groff, John Groff and Miriam Gehman.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2831 Stumptown Road, Bird-in-Hand with a visitation an hour prior to the service (2-3:00 pm). A private burial was held at the Old Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/7/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Elsie Z. Sauder
November 22, 1935 - July 30, 2020

Elsie Z. Martin, 84, of 798 Hopeland Rd., Lititz, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weaver H. Martin, Jr. in 2011.

Born in Churchtown, she was the daughter of the late John N. and Susanna E. (Zimmerman) Sauder.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hopeland Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three children: James S. Martin, Lititz, Darlene S. married to Daryl Weaver, Myerstown and Dale S. married to Elsa Mae (Rutt) Martin, New Holland, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and four sisters: Verna Z. married to Lewis Hoover, Lewisburg, Anna Mae married to Isaac Shirk, Narvon, Lydia Ann married to Irvin Zimmerman, New Holland, Martha Z. married to David Weaver, Pembroke, KY.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jolene Weaver.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Springville Mennonite Church with Bishop Melvin H. Martin, Elam Ray Martin, Jay Martin, and Wilmer Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Midway Reception Center. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/1/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Erla S. Bauman
July 20, 1934 - July 5, 2020

Erla S. Martin, 85, of Ephrata, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Ephrata, after a prolonged illness.

Born in Ephrata, she was a daughter of the late Martin S. and Alice (Stauffer) Bauman.

Erla was a homemaker and Amway Distributor, and a member of South Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are four children, Glenn B.(Carolyn Nolt) Martin of Ephrata, Richard B. (Lydia Oberholtzer) Martin of Newmanstown, Lorraine B. (Luke Oberholtzer) of Stevens, and Marlene B. (Leonard Rutt) of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 13 siblings, brothers, Clarence S. Bauman of Arizona, Ray (Lydia) Bauman of Terre Hill, Paul (Virginia) Bauman of Denver, Harold (Jeannette) Bauman of Stevens, Titus (Ruth) Bauman of Mexico; sisters, Nora Busser of Stevens, Arlene (Harvey) Zimmerman of Missouri, Joyce Good of Denver and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Mahlon H. Martin and a son, Mahlon, Jr. and sisters, Mae Reich, Lila Zimmerman, Kathryn Zimmerman, Pauline Long, and Mildred Martin.

The family would like to thank the administrators and staff at LCH for their compassionate care provided for our Mother the last 5 years.

A viewing will take place outside at Martindale Mennonite Cemetery Wednesday July 8th at 9:30-10:30 AM followed by a graveside service.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/6/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Erma F. Shafer
March 31, 1921 - February 14, 2020

Erma F. Martin, 98, of Akron, PA and formerly of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron, PA.

Erma was a daughter of the late Roger H. and Minnie (Herrold) Shafer and wife of the late Paul S. Martin, who passed away January 16, 2001.

Born in Port Trevorton, Snyder County, PA, Erma had been a resident of the Ephrata area since 1940. She was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren and had been a sewing factory worker for 26 years and a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Bernice Ruff (Rev. Jerry Ruff) of Bridgewater, VA; three sons, Ronald D. Martin (Carol) of Sicklerville, NJ, Ray C. Martin (Gale) of Ephrata, PA, and Jay R. Martin (Debra) of Ephrata, PA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Oran A. Shafer of Duncannon, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Erma was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Mantyla, a son, Kenneth, a sister, Mildred Brubaker, and a brother, Lamar Shafer.

Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Graveside funeral services will be held at Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/16/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Erma S. Martin
May 12 1935 - February 17, 2020

Erma S. Martin, 84, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at home.

She was born in New Holland to the late Phares and Margie (Stahl) Martin and was the wife of Isaac Z. Martin.

She was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Church.

Erma was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Erma is survived by six children, Eugene M., husband of Marie W. Martin of Ephrata, Clair, husband of Melva Martin of Port Trevorton, Lamar, husband of Lizzie Martin of Ephrata, Vernon, husband of Treva Martin of Illinois, Glenn, husband of Grace Martin of Ephrata, Rosen, wife of Gary Stauffer of Port Trevorton; 38 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Arlene S. Martin of Ephrata, Arthur S. Martin of Port Trevorton, Ernest S., husband of Edna Martin of Ephrata, Rachel S., wife of David Smoker of New Holland and Mae S. Martin of Mt. Pleasant Mills.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Nevin, Roy, and Lester Martin.

A viewing will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Lamar Martin, 215 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 8:30 AM at the residence of Lamar Martin with further services at 9:00 AM at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, 28th Division Highway, Earl Township. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/19/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Eugene K.
September 6, 1953 - July 2, 2020

Denver - Eugene K. Martin, 66, of Denver, passed away from this life to his eternal home to be forever with his Lord and Savior on July 2, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the loving husband of Linda S. (Martin) Martin with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in Schoeneck, he was a son of the late Daniel B. and Esther B. (Kurtz) Martin.

Gene as a young man was employed at Dutchland Labs after marriage was a self-employed farmer and a partner in Middle Creek Hog Farms. In 1983, he founded Blue Lake Builders which continues in business to this day. Along with a partner, he purchased Reinholds Lumber and Millwork in 1989. He enjoyed farming with his five sons, growing corn, beef, dairy, and poultry. He was also a custom cattle buyer for many local farmers in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. In the latter years of his life, he purchased Burkholder Fabric store which he enjoyed greatly, buying and selling fabric to many customers far and wide. Gene also sponsored softball and hockey teams, of which he enjoyed attending the games and cheering them on.

He was a member of Faith Mennonite Fellowship, Stevens, where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School and being the candy man. He had a big heart for missions and for helping young men and boys who needed a father figure in their lives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Daniel (Lori) Martin of Denver, Matthew (Heather) of Denver, Stephen (Jody) Martin of Schaefferstown, Joshua (Kelly) Martin of Denver, Benjamin (Jessica) Martin of Denver, Bethany (Judah) Clapper of Manheim, Charity (Lane) Rutt of Ephrata; 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, of whom was his pride and joy. He is also survived by seven siblings, Mary Kathryn (the late David) Hurst of Lewisburg, Arlene (Sam) Zimmerman of Fleetwood, Ivan (Ruthie) Martin of Denver and Martha (David) Horst of Newburg.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were three brothers, Lester K. Martin, John K. (husband of Louise) Martin, Melvin K. (husband of Janet) Martin and a nephew, Greg Zimmerman.

There will be a public viewing on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM with the family social distancing at Blue Lake Shop, 2000 West Route 897, Denver. There will be a private burial and graveside service at the cemetery located on the home farm.

In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions on Gene's behalf to Living Hope International Ministries, 10738 E 200N Greentown, IN 46936 or www.livinghopeinternationalministires.com.

We want to express gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Wellspan Hospitals of Ephrata community and Good Samaritan of Lebanon for their loving care of him in his last weeks during this difficult time.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Lebanon Daily News - 7/7/2020
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Frances "Darlene" Frey
April 23, 1925 - March 30, 2020

Frances “Darlene” Martin, 94, of Goshen passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

She was born April 23, 1925 in Goshen to Simon and Fannie (Miller) Frey.

On December 5, 1943 she married Titus L. Martin in Goshen. They were married 67 years before his death July 12, 2011.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Donald) Detweiler of Goshen; a son, Terry (Kathleen) Martin of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Sue Colagrassi and Mamie Bontrager; and brothers, Owen, Eddie, Irvin, Harley and Vernon Frey.

Darlene was a loving homemaker and charter member of East Goshen Mennonite Church.

Due to covid-19 restrictions, arrangements will be private.

Burial will take place at Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Gerald G.
August 1, 2016 - February 15, 2020

Gerald G. Martin, 3 years old, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

He was the son of Elmo and Verna Martin of Blain, Pennsylvania. Gerald was a special needs child under the care of a doctor.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers and one sister: Raymond, Wesley, and Miriam; his maternal grandparents: John and Linda Good of East Earl, PA; his paternal grandparents: Robert and Miriam Martin of Blain, PA; his great grandparents: John and Verna Martin of Denver, PA and Warren and Anna Martin of Reinholds, PA; and many uncles and aunts and cousins.

A viewing will be held at the Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Road, Elliottsburg, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A graveside service at 9:30 am Thursday, February 20, 2020 in the Shermans Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery will be followed by a funeral service at the church, 2341 Airport Road,Loysville.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements are being handled by Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/18/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Glenn I., Jr.
April 18, 1952 - March 10, 2020

Glenn I. Martin Jr., age 67, of Mercersburg, PA , went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday evening March 10, 2020 in the Hershey Medical Center. Born April 18, 1952 in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late Glenn Sr. and Martha (Horst) Martin. He married his wife Debra L. (Dietle) Martin on September 1, 1973.

Glenn was the owner of Martin Millwork Inc. of Mercersburg. He formerly worked at Sam Horst Cabinets, Foremost Industries and Mercersburg Builders.

He was a member of the Mercersburg Mennonite Church. Glenn was a member of the Gideons Southwest Camp, member and former President of the Mercersburg Chamber of Commerce and served on the Cove Valley Camp board. He supported the work of the Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and was former president of the PTO in the elementary school in Mercersburg. He was a 1970 graduate of James Buchanan High School.

Surviving family are four daughters April Lehman and husband Eric of Greencastle, Anya McMillen and husband Ryan of Pittsburgh, PA, Amelia Mukherjee and husband Neil of Bloomfield, NJ, Aileen Jaynes and husband Stephen of Waynesboro, PA; three brothers, Titus Martin of Amberson, PA, Marcus Martin and Chester Martin both of Mercersburg; five sisters, Hannah Mast of Bladensburg, MD, Julia Wiebe of Glendale AZ, Sylvia Hykes of Chambersburg, Mariann Martin of Mercersburg, Patricia Hege of Greencastle and ten grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Monday March 16 at 10:00 AM at the Mercersburg Mennonite Church 10060 Buchanan Trail West Mercersburg with Pastors David Possinger and Allen Eshleman officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The family will received friends at the church on Sunday March 15 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM and one hour before the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Mercersburg Mennonite Church 10060 Buchanan Trail West Mercersburg, PA 17236, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County 1502 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to The Gideons 992 Shanks Church Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Martin, Harry B.
May 26, 1932 - May 14, 2020

Myerstown - Harry B. Martin, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at home.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Noah W. and Anna Geigley (Bowman) Martin and was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Good) Martin and Mary Jane (Zimmerman) Martin.

Harry was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Myerstown, where he served as Deacon. He was a self-employed dairy farmer.

In addition to his wife, Harry is survived by four sons, Clifford G., husband of Marian Jane Martin of Ephrata, Jay A., husband of Lucy Martin of Ripley, NY, H. Gerald, husband of Lois Ann Martin of Denver, Wilfred G., husband of Joanne Martin of Ephrata; two daughters, Cynthia A., wife of David Weber of Robesonia, Shirley M., wife of David Miller of Lafayette, OR; 30 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Raymond B., husband of Esther Martin of Ephrata, and James W., husband of Bonnie Martin of Palmyra.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard B. and Roy B. Martin.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Lebanon Daily News - 5/16/2020
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Harry M., Jr.
September 16, 1925 - May 18, 2020

Harry M. Martin, Jr., 94, formerly of New Holland, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Lincoln Christian Home. His wife, Louella H. (Nolt) Martin, survives. Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Harry Z. and Anna (Myers) Martin.

Harry was a retired farmer and had also worked at Martin Limestone for 30 years. He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children: Eugene Z. married to Cheryl (Hirst) Martin, New Holland, Joyce Z. married to Freeland Sensenig, Denver, Leon Z. Martin, North Port, FL, Anna Frances married to Darrell E. Martin, East Earl, Glenn Z. married to Charlotte (Blank) Martin, New Holland, 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma M. (Zimmerman) Martin in 1995 and three siblings: Anna Mary Zimmerman, Esther Zimmerman, and Weaver H. Martin.

Funeral services will be private due to the current public health crisis. Interment will be in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/19/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Ira
September 1, 1969 - July 3, 2020

Ira Martin, age 50, Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Friday, July 3, 2020 in Nappanee. He was born September 1, 1969 to Harvey M. and Nora (Ramer) Martin.

Mr. Martin was a farmer and was a former member of the Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church.

Mr. Martin is survived by his parents; siblings, Donald (Marian) Martin, Fenwick, MI, Joanne Martin, Carson City, MI, Carl (Marie) Martin, Crystal, MI, Everett (Charlotte) Martin, Goshen, Susie (Andrew) Martin, Elkhart, Dana (Lois) Martin, Hubbardston, MI, Alta Martin, Nappanee, Ammon (Kathryn) Martin, Fenwick, MI, Paul (Judith) Martin, Sheridan, Mi, Grace (Matthew) Weaver, Goshen, Ellen Martin, Nappanee, Elsie (Adam) Zimmerman, Goshen, Emily (Lamar) Ramer, Elkhart; and 76 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam and 3 nieces and a nephew.

Family and friends may call after 2, Monday, July 6, 2020 at the family residence, 26744 CR 44. Funeral services will be at 9:30, Tuesday, July 7th at Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church. Home Ministry of the church will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Jennie Elizabeth
April 27, 1962 - April 24, 2020

Jennie Elizabeth Martin, 57, of Richfield passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 27, 1962, in Lebanon County, the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Esther B. (Kurtz) Martin.
Jennie was a member of Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills.

She is survived by her five children, Jalissa Wadel and her husband Andrew "Andy," Javonne Martin, Janessa Brubaker and her husband Glenn, Janalie Martin, and Tyeimah Brown; three grandchildren, Remington, Piper, and Aldiesha; seven brothers and sisters, Floyd (Edna Faye) Martin, Allen (Brenda) Martin, Gladys (Wilbur) Graybill, Marlin (Teresa) Martin, Erma (Wilmer) Graybill, David (Lois) Martin, and Mary Jane Martin; a sister-in-law, Joyce Hoover; a brother-in-law, Thomas Sharp; and many nieces and nephews.

Jennie was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Sharp; and a brother, Harvey Martin.

A private graveside service and interment will be held in Shade Mountain Mennonite Church Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Jennie to the Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, 134 Center Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mill is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 4/28/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Jesse Lavon
November 23, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2020

Jesse Lavon Martin, son of Russell E. and Trina D. (Shaum) Martin, was born on Nov. 23, 2016 in Fulton County, Indiana. He departed this life peacefully in his mother’s arms following a sudden illness after liver transplant on Feb. 26, 2020 at the age of 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days.

Surviving besides his parents are one sister Luana Ruth (6), brothers Josiah Lyn (4) and Andrius Joel (11 1/2 Months); his paternal grandparents Elias Jr. and Judith Martin of Goshen and maternal grandparents Marlin and Jane Shaum of Akron; great grandparents Elias and Ida Martin of Goshen, Elvin and Naomi Martin of Nappanee, Wilma Shaum of Goshen, and Mable Martin of Goshen; 11 uncles, 3 aunts, and 4 cousins.

Jesse was preceded in death by his uncle Daniel Shaum and great grandfathers Dana Shaum and Dale Martin.

The family deeply mourns the loss of their little son, but are resigned to the will of the One who knoweth all things.

Prayer service will take place at 8:30 am, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Pine Grove School 12745 W. 800 S. Rochester, Indiana 46975.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church 25012 County Road 38 Goshen, Indiana 46526 with home ministry officiating. The internment will follow in the Yellow Creek Wisler Cemetery.

Visitation hours 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Pine Grove School 12745 W. 800 S. Rochester, Indiana 46975 and 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, March 2, 2020 also at the Pine Grove School.

Donations can be made in his memory Christian Aid Ministries P.O. Box 360 Berlin, OH 44610.

Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Jesse Z.
August 8, 1947 - March 4, 2020

Jesse Z. Martin, age 72 years, 6 months and 24 days, of the Town of Hixon passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his residence.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Longwood Mennonite Church in the Town of Longwood. His final resting place will be at the church cemetery. Marvin Leid, Edwin Nolt, Andrew Brubacher, Larry Zimmerman and Elvin Fox will officiate. Pallbearers will be, Elvin Leid, Elton Martin, Alvin Nolt, John Martin, Paul Martin and Jesse Martin Jr. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at his son Elton's residence (W5176 Eddy Road, Owen).

Jesse was born on August 8, 1947 in Lancaster County, PA, the son of Paul B. and Emma H. (Zimmerman) Martin. He was united in marriage to Laura N. Martin on October 8, 1970 in Pennsylvania.

Jesse lived in Lancaster County, PA before moving to Owen in April of 1975, where he farmed until 2002, and then he moved to Withee and worked for AB Coach.

Jesse is survived by his children: Linda (Elvin) Leid, Elton (Elva) Martin, Esther (Alvin) Nolt, Emma (Paul) Martin, Rosann Martin, Ruth (Marlin) Snyder, Laura Martin, Erla Martin, John (Jennifer) Martin, Paul (Sheralyn) Martin, Mary Martin and Jesse Martin Jr.; and 34 grandchildren. He is further survived by three brothers: John Dan Martin, Eli (Ada) Martin and Reuben (Esther) Martin and two sisters: Laura Martin and Emma Martin and two sisters-in-law, Ida Martin and Edna Martin.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Laura N. Martin, two infant grandsons, brothers: Noah Martin, Edward Martin and Jay Paul Martin and sisters: Esther Martin and Mary Martin.

Wisconsin Obituaries
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Josiah Ladd
February 19, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Josiah Ladd Martin, 3 month old son of Ethan L. and Faith (Taylor) Martin, of Morgantown, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his home.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Olivia and Alyssa Martin; paternal grandparents, Ladd and Sharon Martin of East Earl; and maternal grandparents, Loren and Susan Taylor of Morgantown.

A private graveside service at Christian Fellowship Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In leu of flowers, we would be grateful for donations be made to Align Life Ministries (formerly known as Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services) in Josiah's honor, https://alignlifeministries.org/. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/16/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Kristine H.
December 25, 1998 - June 7, 2020

Kristine H. Martin, age 21 years, 5 months and 13 days, of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of the Town of Hixon, passed away from a drowning accident on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Frenchtown Mennonite Church in the Town of Hixon. Her final resting place will be at the church cemetery. Luke Stoltzfus, Douglas Detert, and Nelson Newswanger will officiate.

Pallbearers will be: John Michael Martin, Kenton Martin, Richard Martin, Linford Snyder, Eric Snyder and Willard Zimmerman.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at her parent’s residence (N15357 Frenchtown Road, Withee).

Kristine was born on December 25, 1998 in Marshfield, the daughter of Alvin and Vera Martin. She was a member of Impact Mission Church in Hurst, TX. She was a student at Lifestyle Christianity University in Texas.

Kristine is survived by her parents: Alvin and Vera Martin; brothers and sisters: John Alvin (Ellen Martin) Martin of Owen, Stella (Laverne) Snyder of Withee, Marietta (Marlin) Zimmerman of Withee, Norman (Dorcas Martin) Martin of Withee, Lucinda (Wesley) Snyder of Thorp, Marcus (Marlene Kilmer) Martin of Withee, Leroy Martin of Dorchester, and Timothy (Amanda Sue Zimmerman) Martin of Withee; a special friend: Yannick Mulume of TX; 22 nephews and 15 nieces.

She is preceded in death by a stillborn sister: Rachel Martin and a nephew: Daustin Martin.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes
Abbotsford, WI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Larry L.
April 29, 1947 - May 11, 2020

Larry L. Martin, 73, of Denver, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 11, 2020, after a short stay at the Reading Hospital. He was married 51 years to Lois A. Martin. Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Amos W. and Elva R. Horst Martin.

Larry was employed in sales at Shank Door Company for 41 years, retiring in December 2019. He was an adult Sunday school teacher for 50 years and a current member of Green Terrace Mennonite Church. Larry loved spending time with his family - especially the annual trip to the cabin. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and listening to gospel music. Along with an infectious laugh and a pension for telling a good story, Larry was a gregarious person who could strike up a conversation with just about anyone.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are three children: Jeffrey Martin, Lancaster; Janelle, wife of Jeremy Zimmerman, Lititz; JoAnne, wife of Randy Hostetter, Reinholds. He also has nine grandchildren who will greatly miss their Pop-Pop; a sister, Martha, wife of Lester Burkholder, Allentown; two brothers, Jerry Martin, husband of Rhoda Frey Martin, Dublin, GA; Nevin, husband of Louise Newswanger Martin, Fredericksburg; and a brother-in-law, Lecho Ramos, El Salvador. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Kathryn Ramos.

The family will have a private service and a public gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Larry's memory may be sent to Eastern Mennonite Missions, P.O. Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/14/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Leland W.
July 4, 1945 - May 6, 2020

Leland W. Martin, 74, of Ephrata, entered his heavenly home, May 6th 2020, at the Hospice & Community Care, after sustaining a head injury from a fall.

He was born in Reamstown to the late Clarence and Lydia (Weaver) Martin and was the loving husband of Erma (Hoover) Martin with whom he shared over 51 years of marriage.

Leland was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.

He cherished times spent with family, and vacationing in Sarasota, FL with friends. A lifelong truck driver, he was the former owner of Clay Trucking. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Buccaneer Hunting Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Wendy, wife of Harvey Byler of Clayton, DE, Jody, wife of Randy Martin, Denver, Douglas, husband of Teresa (Martin) Martin of Denver, and Darin, husband of Kendra (Bollinger) Martin of Denver; eighteen granddaughters and one grandson; seven great-grandchildren; five siblings: Louise, wife of Leon Kurtz, Eugene, husband of Marilyn Martin, Lois, wife of Lester Weaver, Larry Martin, Lynn, husband of Iliana Martin and a sister-in-law Annabel Martin. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Martin.

Burial will be private at Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Lois Z.
June 1, 1931 - April 28, 2020

Lois Z. Martin, 88, of Lititz, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 28, 2020 at Brethren Village. Born June 1, 1931 in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Emma (Zeiset) Martin.

As a young woman, Lois worked as a houseparent in a Kansas City Mennonite Children's Home, an experience that led her to pursue a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She graduated from Goshen College, Indiana, but also studied at Millersville State College and Eastern Mennonite College, Virginia, and earned a master's degree in psychology of reading at Temple University. She taught in Maryland and Michigan before settling into her 26-year career as a teacher of second graders and remedial reading at John Beck Elementary School in Warwick School District.

Lois served with Mennonite Central Committee as a village development director in Greece for three and a half years in the 1960s. She was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church in Lancaster. She loved music, art, language and laughter, and sought sources of enrichment that brought her pleasure and fed her deep spirituality.

Most important to Lois were the people in her life. Perhaps her greatest legacy is her hospitality and unconditionally welcoming spirit. She had countless friends, near and far, in whom she regularly invested her loving attention and time through visits, trips, phone calls and letters. She showered her love and expertise on the children who shared her classroom. She nurtured her familial relationships with her siblings and a multitude of cousins. A special twinkle in her eye and the softest spot in her heart were reserved for her nieces and nephews, who carry her spirit onward as the beneficiaries of her steadfast devotion and lifelong love. We remain forever grateful for her role as beloved aunt and for her daily modeling of gracious servanthood.

Lois is survived by ten nieces and nephews: Gerald Martin, Glenn Martin, Lowell Martin, Vernon Martin, Susanne Gonzalez, Saralee Hoover, Jeanette Newswanger, James Martin, Sara Salib and Andrew Martin, and seventeen grandnieces and nephews, and thirteen great grandnieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings: Ruth Van Slochem, Amos Martin, Abram Martin and James Martin.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brethren Village Brook Place North Household and the caregivers of Hospice and Community Care for their compassionate care and support.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, Development Office, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz 17543. To send online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Marian Irene Keener
November 18, 1933 - June 23, 2020

Marian Irene (Keener) Martin, age 86, a resident of Brookview Health Care Center of Menno Haven in Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Greencastle died Tuesday morning June 23, 2020 in the Health Care Center.

Born November 18, 1933 in Shippensburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edgar and Anna C. (Horst) Keener. She married her husband Nevin L. Martin Sr. on January 1, 1957. He died on March 24, 1998.

She was the owner of the former Marians Fabric Shop in Greencastle. In her earlier years, she helped her husband on the family farm. Marian was a member of the Salem Ridge Community Church where she served on the sewing circle and helped with Bible School. She also was a member of the Menno Haven Auxiliary. Marian attended Shippensburg High School.

Surviving family are three daughters, Crystal Renee Hulock and husband Joseph of Mount Joy, PA, Lisa Marie Naugle and husband Steve of Waynesboro, PA, Melanie Ann Matthews of Greencastle; two sons, Nevin L. Martin Jr. and wife Carla of Goshen, Indiana, Dale Lynn Martin and wife Melinda of Chambersburg, PA, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Clarence Keener of Camp Hill, PA, D. Mark Keener of Shippensburg, PA and one sister Esther M. Witmer of Morgantown, WV.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John E. Keener, Ivan S. Keener and Paul A. Keener.

A private graveside service will be held at the Salem Ridge Community Church Cemetery near Greencastle with Pastor Joe Martin officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may given to Salem Ridge Community Church 441 Pensinger Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225. . Arrangements were by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Martin, Marlin Lee
October 6, 1946 - February 26, 2020

Myerstown - Marlin Lee Martin, 73, of Myerstown, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He was the husband of Marlene B. Rutt Martin to whom he was married to for 52 years. He was born in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County on October 6, 1946, a son of the late Ammon K. and Mary Weaver Martin.

Marlin was a self-employed farmer and enjoyed serving his community through the Schaefferstown Volunteer Fire Co. and Schaefferstown Ambulance Association. He was a member of the Faith Mennonite Fellowship in Stevens.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Connie Martin Weaver wife of Dale Weaver of Shenandoah, PA; Richard Martin husband of Twila Martin Martin of Myerstown; Steven Martin of Kentucky; Dawn Martin Martin wife of Dean Martin of Denver; eighteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; siblings: Leon Martin husband of Nadine Martin of SC; Grace Martin wife of Earl Martin of Ephrata; Harold Martin husband of Sylvia Martin of Brownstown; Judy Weiler wife of Clarence Weiler of Myerstown; Sharlene Weiler wife of Harold Weiler of Salunga; Janet Martin wife of the late Melvin Martin of Clay; Dale Martin husband of Marie Martin of Myerstown.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10 am in Faith Mennonite Fellowship, 335 N. Line Road, Stevens, PA 17578. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, as well as viewing on Monday from 9 am to 10 am ALL AT THE CHURCH. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 2/27/2020
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Martha Ann Showalter
December 19, 1953 - May 29, 2020

Martha Ann (Showalter) Martin, 66, of Dayton, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. Martha was born Dec. 19, 1953, a daughter of the late Melva (Rhodes) and Harold Showalter.

She was a caregiver for many years and a member of Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church.

On Nov. 22, 1975, she was united in marriage to Dave Martin, who survives.

Martha is also survived by three sons, Brent Martin and wife, Nedra, of Mount Solon, Craig Martin and wife, Wanda, of Rockingham, and Jerry Martin and wife, Lou, of Mount Solon; sisters, Linda Nolt and husband, LeRoy, of Dayton, and Wilda Wenger and husband, Sheldon, of Bridgewater; a brother, Roland Showalter and wife, Marie, of Dayton; sister-in-law, Eva Showalter; and 11 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Allen Showalter.

A private funeral service will be conducted June 1 and burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Daily News Record - 6/1/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Mary Lois Lehman
March 6, 1940 - May 18, 2020

Martin, Mary Lois Lehman, died May 18, 2020 in Fulton County, McConnellsburg, PA. She was born March 6, 1940 to the late T. Weagley and Ethel M Lehman in Hagerstown, MD.

Mary Lois was the wife of Lee Edward Martin who proceeded her in death. They were married October 10, 1059. Their children are; Raedella (Dean) Martin of McConnellsburg PA, Elton (Mary Beth) Martin of Hagerstown, MD, Icilda Nelson of Huntersville, NC, Laundell (Heather) Martin of Greencastle and Ardell (Michele) Martin of Marion, PA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings, Eva Martin, Gerald Lehman, Galen Lehman & Arlin Lehman.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her son, Wendell Martin and a sister, Alice Roush.
A celebration of her life was held March 6, 2020 for her 80th birthday.
She was interned on May 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Salem Ridge Community Church, Greencastle, PA with a graveside service for the immediate family.
She was a member of Northside Mennonite Church. volunteering along side Lee as a unit leader with Mennonite Disaster Service. they volunteered together organizing winter maintenance projects at Camp Gilead in Polk City, Florida.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Inc., 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Published in Public Opinion from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Martin, Nancy Ruth
October 25, 1948 - January 25, 2020

Nancy Ruth Martin, 71, of Faith Friendship Ministries, Mountville, passed away peacefully in her sleep, overcome by a recent diagnosis of cancer, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Lancashire Hall. She was born in Lincoln, daughter of the late Eli S. and Ruth Dussinger Martin. She was employed by Farmer's First Bank, R.W. Sauder's Eggs, Indian Springs Golf Club and Faith Friendship Ministries. Nancy graduated from Warwick High School, Class of 1966 as a high honor roll student. She attended Hess Mennonite Church and Landisville Mennonite Church where she served her church by teaching Bible school and participating in the Prayer Partner's Sunday school class. Nancy also enjoyed the Sewing Circle, quilting and other church activities.

She leaves behind a caring church family at Landisville Mennonite Church, who loved her unconditionally. Nancy suffered most of her adult life with mental illness and had a love for Jesus and looked forward to going to heaven. In the last eight years, Nancy lived with other guests and friends at Faith Friendship Ministries, where Steve and Patty Dietch were directors and currently, Gwendolyn Didden is the director, who lovingly care for those beautiful people. Nancy considered those loving, kind people her extended family.

The Family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancashire Hall and Hospice and Community Care for caring for her.

The Family also invites you to show love, care, and honor to anyone with mental health needs and to support their caregivers.

Nancy is survived by one brother: Larry (Sally Zook) Martin, New Holland. One sister: Dona Martin (Herb) Fisher, Lititz. Five nieces.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Landisville Mennonite Church, 3320 Bowman Rd., Landisville on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ron Adams, officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Private interment in Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Faith Friendship Ministries, PO Box 567, Mountville, PA 17554. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/2/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, Nancy Ruth, 71, of Lincoln, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep, January 25, 2020 at Lancaster, PA, overcome by a recent diagnosis of cancer. She was born October 25, 1948.

Nancy is survived by one brother: Larry (Sally Zook) Martin, New Holland. One sister: Dona Martin (Herb) Fisher, Lititz. Five nieces.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2020 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Randall
July 12, 1968 - July 10, 2020

Randall Martin, age 51 of Wakarusa, IN, died at 7:32 am on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital. Mr. Martin was born on July 12, 1968 in Elkhart, IN to Abraham and Edith (Martin) Martin. He was a lifelong area resident and was self employed as an excavator at Martin Excavating.

Randall is survived by his parents, Abraham and Edith Martin of Wakarusa, IN; 2 sisters, Marjorie (Lawrence) Newswanger of Goshen, IN and Jane (Andrew) Showalter of Mt. Crawford, VA; a brother, Lyndon (Rhoda) Martin of Goshen, IN; 9 nephews and 3 nieces.

Visitation will take place Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Ramer Mennonite Youth Center, 24647 County Road 44, Nappanee, IN. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am Monday, July 13, 2020 at Cornerstone Mennonite Church with home ministries of the Cornerstone Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Cornerstone Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Reuben W.
January 13, 1927 - April 18, 2020

Reuben W. Martin, 93, died April 18, 2020 at the Lincoln Christian Home.

He was married 72 years to Lena Snyder Martin, also a resident of the Lincoln Christian Home. Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Amos and Magdalena Weaver Martin.

Reuben had been a farmer, hauled cattle, and in later years had worked at the New Holland Sales Stables. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons and three daughters, James husband of Emma Martin of Goshen, IN, Elvin husband of Lovina Martin of Narvon, Arlene wife of Paul Zimmerman of Ephrata, Mary Jane wife of Paul Martin of New Holland, Marian wife of Daryl Martin of Gap, and Reuben, Jr., husband of Mary Lou Martin of New Holland; 24 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 14 step great-grandchildren; and a brother Amos L. husband of Frances Martin of Terre Hill.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Katie Leinbach, Lydia Ann Nolt, Lizzie Reiff, Esther Horning, Frances Hurst, Magdalena Burkholder, Emma Marin, Leah Burkholder, Anna Martin, Minnie Zimmerman, and David Martin, by a grandson, a great-grandson and a daughter-in-law Verna Martin.

Services and interment in the Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/21/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Samuel S.
December 25, 1934 - June 20, 2020

Samuel S. Martin, 85, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lincoln Christian Home.

He was born in East Earl Township to John Z. and Magdalena (Sauder) Martin. In later years he was a resident of Lincoln Christian Home. He was the husband of the late Ella M. (Weiler) Martin who passed away in October, 2017.

Samuel was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz. He worked as a poultry farmer/truck driver.

Samuel is survived by 5 children, Dale W., husband of Brenda (Weaver) Martin of Stevens, Leland W. Martin of Stevens, Larry J., husband of Judy (Martin) Martin of Ephrata, Marlin W., husband of Wanda K. (Miller) Martin of Stevens, and Joyce Darlene, wife of Byron G. Hurst of Denver; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clayton S. Martin of Ephrata, and a sister-in-law, Vera Martin of Lititz.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 6 siblings, Anna Hoover, Elizabeth Martin, Christian, Amos, John S., and David S. Martin.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family, with interment in Springville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

LNP, June 22, 2020
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Martin, Seranus M.
November 23, 1933 - July 13, 2020

Seranus M. Martin of Mohnton, passed away at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 20 days, at home on Monday, July 13, 2020, from natural causes not related to Covid-19.

He was born November 23, 1933, in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, to the late Wesley B. and Sarah B. (Martin) Martin. He shared 62 years of marriage with Viola B. (Martin) Martin.

He was a member of the Denver Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: Edgar (Linda) of Fredericksburg, PA, Florence of Brucefield, Ontario, Laurene (Barry) Troyer of Fairview, MI, Elmer (Louise) of Mohnton, PA, and David (Kristina) of Carmelita, Belize, Central America; 22 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, 3 step great-grandchildren; one brother, Ira, two brothers-in-law, Wesley Sittler and Orvie (Elvina) Wideman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Sittler and Edna Wideman.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe Street, Denver. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10:00am at the church. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/15/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Shirley A. Miller
November 3, 1961 - June 25, 2020

Shirley A. Martin, 58, of Sauk Centre died Thursday, June 25th, 2020, at Sauk Centre Hospital. Her funeral service will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 30th, at Faith Mennonite Church in rural Sauk Centre. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm at the church pm. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade, www.hafh.org

Shirley Ann Martin was born on November 3, 1961 to Orie and Anna Miller in Elkhart, Indiana. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in the spring of 1977 at the age of 15. She lived her life devoted to Christ and was a member of Grove Lake Anabaptist Brotherhood Church.

Shirley was united in marriage on July 11, 1982 to Dwane Carl Martin. Together they shared nearly 38 years of marriage and God blessed them with 6 sons and 3 daughters.

Shirley had a heart of service for others and loved caring for her church family as well as her family. She found great joy and purpose in meeting her family’s needs as well as sewing and cooking. She dearly loved her many grandchildren and they were delighted recipients of her kind care. She spent her extra time taking care of her flowers and garden.

Shirley passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on June 25, 2020 at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 22 days. She will be deeply missed by her husband Dwane; children, Adam (at home), Hannah ( Wendell) Martin, of Sauk Centre, Jesse (Shirleen) Martin of Sauk Centre, Valerie (Dwight) Wenger of Brooten, Joshua (Anita) Martin of Sauk Centre, Dorvin (Kimberly) Martin of Belgrade, Russell (Marla) Martin of Wausau, Wisconsin, Rosanna (Kelvin) Martin of Gilman, Wisconsin, and Neil (Diana) Martin of Aniwa, Wisconsin; 31 grandchildren; father, Orie Miller of Goshen, Indiana, siblings, Gary Miller of Indiana, Sandra (Mark) Eberly of Indiana, Darlene (Jake) Stewart of Arkansas, Dorothy (Marvin Lee) Hurst of New York and Carolyn (Ross) Kimble of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Miller, and one granddaughter Kiana Martin.

Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home
Belgrade, MN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Stanley M.
August 16, 1926 - July 11, 2020

Stanley M. Martin, 93, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Fairmount Homes.

He was born in New Holland to the late Elmer J. and Verna (Musser) Martin and lived in Paraguay from 1942-1944. He was the husband of the late Alta B. (Hurst) Martin with whom he shared 68 years of marriage before her passing May 5, 2020.

He was a member of Dove Westgate Church.

Stanley was an electrician and worked for Lancaster Electric, Line Specialties, in later years, Meadow Valley Electric. He enjoyed his family, reading, gardening, and grafting fruit trees.

Stanley is survived by four sons, Philip, husband of Doris (Breckbill) Martin of Lititz, Dale, husband of Jaqueline (Gerhart) Martin of Ephrata, Jay, husband of Gloria (Wenger) Martin of Ephrata, Steven, husband of Carolyn (Gerlach) Martin of Lititz; four daughters, Pamela, wife of Kenneth Ebersole of Beverly, MA, Rose Martin of Lancaster, Judy, wife of Leslie Groff of Ephrata, Audrey, wife of Barry Miller of Ephrata; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lloyd, husband of Lydia Martin of East Earl; and Earl, husband of the late Earla Martin of Robesonia.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Chester, Fred, Melvin and Shelly Martin and five sisters, Virginia Stauffer, Marion Shirk, Florence Stauffer, Vera Shirk, and June Martin.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at Dove Westgate Church, 1755 West Main Street, Ephrata. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 12:30 PM at Memory Gardens, 319 Wabash Road, Ephrata. Afterwards, a memorial service for both Stanley and Alta will begin at 2:00 PM at Dove Westgate Church, with Pastor Deryl Hurst officiating.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/15/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Thelma Bitikofer
October 13, 1935 – August 26, 2020

Thelma (Bitikofer) Martin passed away Wednesday morning, August 26th, at Lydia's House Memory Care in Albany.She was born in McPherson, Kansas on October 13, 1935 to Melvin and Cora (Bond) Bitikofer, the oldest of seven children. The family moved to Oregon in 1941.Thelma graduated from Western Mennonite High School in Salem, Oregon and attended Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 1959 she married Emerson Martin, and they were married nearly 58 years before his death in 2017.One of her favorite things to do was spend time at the Oregon Coast with family and friends, watching whales and enjoying the beautiful scenery. She loved her family very much, and they felt the same about her. Thelma desired to live her life in a way that honored her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church.

She is survived by son Dean (Judy), daughter Sheri (Dru) Hochstetler; brothers Merle, Phares (Helen), Ervin (Nancy); sisters Eudene (Myron) Snyder, Maxine (Amos) Stoltzfus; sister-in-law Sarah Bitikofer; grandchildren Nick (Martha) Martin, Marissa (Dylan) Short, Matt (Megan) Hettwer, Hannah Hettwer, Jill (Jamie) Wakefield, Cory Hochstetler and partner Rebecca Foster, Shelby (Chris) Archuleta; and great-granddaughters Stella and Eleanor Wakefield. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mel Bitikofer. The family is grateful for those who lovingly cared for her in her last years: Visiting Angels; friends Liiza Boyd, Shanna Gerig, Alicia and Kay Ziemer; granddaughter Hannah Hettwer; and the staff at Lydia's House.

Memorial contributions can be made to Fairview Mennonite Church Alms Fund.

Albany Democrat-herald, Albany, OR
Submitted by: Eva Borntrager, Lebanon, OR


 

Martin, Vera Jane "Janie" Hurst
April 11, 1946 - July 22, 2020

Vera Jane "Janie" Martin, 74, of Ephrata, went to be with the Lord peacefully and unexpectedly, at home on the evening of July 22, 2020, from a heart attack.

She was the loving wife of David W. Martin with whom she shared 54 years of marriage, and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nora (Weaver) Hurst.

Janie was a homemaker who enjoyed people. She deeply cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with them whenever she had a chance.

She was a member at Meadow Valley Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 4 children: Darryl R., husband of Kaye (Hurst) Martin of Newmanstown, Donna J., wife of David Sensenig of Ephrata, Wendy D., wife of Konrad Musser of Newmanstown, and Michael D., husband of Grace (Burkholder) Martin of Ephrata; 25 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are 2 brothers, R. Richard Hurst and E. Earl Hurst, both of Newmanstown, and a sister, Janet Sauder of Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by an infant grandson, an infant sister, and a brother, Glenn Hurst.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020, from 1:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Midway Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Rd., Ephrata, with Quentin Wenger, Elam Ray Martin, and Gary Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

LNP, Inc. Media Group
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Martin, Vera M.
November 16, 1924 - July 6, 2020

Vera M. Martin, 95, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020, at Landis Homes.

Born in Clay Township she was the daughter of the late Elam and Lavina (Gingrich) Martin.

Vera had a long and rewarding career in the nursing field. Her formal education started in a one-room school and ended at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Ephrata High School, class of 1941, from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, and from Goshen College in 1952 with a BS in Natural Science in Nursing. She earned her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. In 1972, she received a certificate of graduation in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. Her working career included psychiatric nursing at the Philadelphia State Hospital and Wernersville State Hospital, as well as teaching nursing at Maryland's Anne Arundel Community College and West Virginia's Marshall University of Huntington. In 1947/1948 Vera spent 14 months in Gulfport, Mississippi with the Voluntary Service of the Mennonite Central Committee, an experience she cherished. She was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church.

Vera had a sharp mind. She enjoyed traveling and was always interested in world events. During visits with her many nieces and nephews and their families, she enjoyed reminiscing about her travels, her childhood and her siblings. And oh what interesting stories she could tell! While at Landis Homes, her birthdays were celebrated with a luncheon attended by many of her family, a day she always enjoyed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ivan and Ezra and her sisters, Sarah, Anna, Rachel, Leah, Ellen, Lavina and Irene. Vera was the last of her immediate family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Landis Homes for their kindness and their care to Aunt Vera while a resident at the home. She was quite a "gem" of an aunt!

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Akron Mennonite Cemetery, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Vera's memory may be made to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/8/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Verna M. Groff
November 13, 1942 - January 19, 2020

Verna M. (Groff) Martin, 77, of Stevens, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at home.

She was born in Lancaster County to the late Aaron S. and Edna (Zimmerman) Groff and was the wife of the late Clayton N. Martin who passed away in 2011.

She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conf.).

Verna was a homemaker. She was also a volunteer for Christian Aid Ministries.

Verna is survived by five children, Shirley D., wife of Clair Garman of Pine Grove, D. Lamar, husband of Sharon H. (Hahn) Martin of Mt. Joy, Raymond L., husband of Eileen H. (Newswanger) Martin of Ephrata, Janet M., wife of John J. Oberholtzer of Womelsdorf, Carolyn F., wife of Lowell Martin of Stevens; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; four siblings, A. Eugene, husband of Vera Mae (Martin) Groff of Denver, Joyce, wife of Ervin Martin of Pelham, GA, Mildred, wife of Harold Martin of York, Erma N., wife of Melvin W. Weaver of Newburg, and a brother-in-law, Paul G. Burkholder of Ephrata.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene G. Martin and a sister, Arlene Burkholder.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 9:00 AM, at the reception center, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conf.), 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/21/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Martin, Verna N.
February 18, 1969 - August 24, 2020

Verna N. Martin, 51, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital.

Born in Brecknock Twp., she was the daughter of Ida Nolt Martin of Ephrata, and the late Noah Z. Martin.

She was a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving in addition to her mother are four sisters, Elsie and Annetta Martin of Stevens, Marian wife of Adin Brubaker of Mohnton, and Loretta wife of Mark Hoover of Denver; nine nieces and nephews, and three great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 31, at 9:30 AM at the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Viewings will be held at the late home, 451 E. Church Street, Stevens, on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/26/2929
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Mast, Ora I.
September 11, 1928 - June 25, 2020

Ora I. Mast, 91 years of Mountain View passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2020. He was born in Middlebury, IN to the late Ira W. and Fannie (Bontrager) Mast September 11, 1928.

He was married to Edna Mae Schrock on August 19, 1951 and lived in matrimony 68 years. Ora was ordained to the ministry June 30, 1968. He relocated his family to Mountain View, Arkansas February 4, 1969 to pastor the Happy Hollow Mennonite Fellowship. He was faithful in his ministerial calling till his passing. He enjoyed friendly conversation with his family, friends, and whoever he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Alvin, Daniel, William, grandson, Karl Hess, and great-grandson Kendal Rangai, brothers-in-law, Leroy Schrock and Freeman Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Mae; son, Elowayne (Ester) Mast, Lincoln, Mo; daughters, Waneda (Glen) Bontrager, Mountain View, AR; Marcile (Tim) Hess Bluford, IL; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin and Elmer, Middlebury, IN; John, Sarasota, FL; LeRoy, Mountain View, AR; Milo, Goshen, IN; Lee, Nappanee, IN; and sister-in-law, Doris Mast, Howe, IN.

Visitation will be 6 8 p.m, Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Happy Hollow Mennonite Fellowship.

Graveside services 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Timbo, AR, with Brother Dale Hershberger and Brother Michael Mast officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, contribution can be made in his honor to: Christian Aid Ministries P.O. Box 360 Berlin, OH 44610

Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
Mountain View, AR
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Mast, Rosetta M. Steinman
December 24, 1920 - June 24, 2020

Rosetta M. Mast, 99 of Goshen, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born December 24, 1920 in Wellesley, Ontario, Canada to Ezra and Madeline (Streicher) Steinman. On July 4, 1940 she married Ammon J. Mast.

Surviving are her 3 sons Robert Allan Mast of Sarasota, Florida, Richard Jay (Cosalee) Mast of Phoenix, Arizona, Ronald Paul (Karen) Mast of Wayland, Iowa, 7 grandchildren Robert D. (Valerie) Mast, Susan ( Joaquin) Norona, Carol (Robert) HackmanAmy Barczak, Kyndal (Anthony) D’Ambrosio, Kristen Mast and Laurel (Michael) Swartzendruber, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her parents, husband Ammon J. Mast, grandson Matthew Paul Mast, and brothers Elman Howard Steinman and Donald Ray Steinman.

Rosetta graduated from Lancaster High School, New York, in 1938 and from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo, New York. Following she was the school secretary of Clarence Central Schools of Clarence, New York for 20 years and a member of Lancaster Home Bureau. She was a current member of Waterford Mennonite Church and was a former member of Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, New York. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, reading, walking, and loved to travel and visit the children and grandchildren in other states.

A Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 followed by a funeral service at 11 AM all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St. Goshen, Indiana 46526. Pastor Terry Zehr will officiate, and burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the funeral home address and be designated for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) OR Waterford Mennonite Church.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Mast, Rosetta M. Steinman, 99, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died June 24, 2020 at the same place. She was born December 24, 1920 at Wellesley, Ontario, Canada to Ezra and Madeline (Streicher) Steinman. On July 4, 1940 she was married to Mast, Ammon J., who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Robert Allan Mast; Richard Jay (Cosalee) Mast; and Ronald Paul (Karen) Mast; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Matthew Paul Mast and two brothers, Elam Howard Steinman and Donald Ray Steinman preceded her in death.

Rosetta graduated from Lancaster High School, New York, in 1938 and from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo, New York. Following she was the school secretary of Clarence Central Schools of Clarence, New York for 20 years and a member of Lancaster Home Bureau. She was a current member of Waterford Mennonite Church and was a former member of Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, New York. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, reading, walking, and loved to travel and visit the children and grandchildren in other states.

Memorial services were held July 10, 2020 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Karen Hostetler, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Meyer, Albert J.
September 24, 1929 - July 31, 2020

Albert J. Meyer, educator, administrator, and churchman, died at his home from Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Jacob Conrad and Esther (Steiner) Meyer. He grew up in Wayne County. At age 16 he went with a group of “seagoing cowboys” to deliver horses to Gdansk, Poland.

Albert graduated from Smithville High School. He received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Goshen College in 1950. The summer after college he led a voluntary service team at a mental hospital in Delaware.

He received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1954. In addition to his doctoral studies he taught third-grade Sunday school at the Presbyterian church on campus and helped form an inter-denominational Bible study group of graduate students.

In 1953-54 he studied theology on a fellowship in Basel (Switzerland). During this time he enjoyed many biking, rock-climbing, and mountain-climbing excursions.

Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, OH, was an important influence on his life, and it was there that he was married to Mary Ellen Yoder on August 21, 1954. From that time on, they worked together as a team.

From 1954-57, he represented Mennonite Central Committee in the European Peace Section and as director of their work in France. He helped coordinate the Puidoux Theological Conferences, 1955-1957. During this time he also met with the Concern group of young adults who wrote about fuller implementation of the church as a radical, disciplined church of believers. In North America, he served on the Mennonite Church’s Peace Problems Committee (later Committee on Peace and Social Concerns) from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

In 1957, Albert taught physics at Goshen College. In 1960, he was called to serve as academic dean and professor of physics at Bethel College (Kansas) for five years. He began to mentor young adults in their relationship with God and the church and meaningful life work and started religious small groups on campus. Back in Goshen, Albert and Mary Ellen helped found Assembly Mennonite Church as an assembly of small groups in 1974. They hosted small groups involving many college students for 47 years within Assembly and then the Open Table congregations. He would give his full attention when engaging a person in conversation. Sometimes he would speak at length, since he was well-versed in so many subjects that it was difficult for him to summarize anything briefly.

When Albert returned to Goshen in 1966, he was part-time professor of physics at the college, where he collaborated with colleague Robert C. Buschert in founding the Turner X-ray Precision Measurement Laboratory in 1969. He spent more time as executive secretary of the Mennonite Board of Education. He continued in both roles until his retirement in 1995.

He lived life with gusto. He would stride into the office and shed his long tan trench coat and plaid scarf, emerging in a grey suit and tie. At his desk, he would pull from his pockets his Day-Timer, the latest issue of Official Airline Guide, and his treasured fountain pen and be ready to face the day. On trips he would carry a couple of satchels filled with extra copies of papers for distribution.

During his time with the Board of Education he sought to support Mennonite educational institutions in their specific missions. He was creative and insightful, carefully considering the long-term conse­quences of any administrative action. After retirement he continued relating to MBE and its successor, Mennonite Education Agency, as senior research associate. Albert’s interest in strengthening the relationship of churches and their higher educational institutions led him to write the book Realizing Our Intentions: A Guide for Churches and Colleges with Distinctive Missions (Abilene Christian University Press, 2009).

Ever interested in ecumenical dialogue, Albert became the first staff person for the joint Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite Church Interchurch Relations Committee. He continued to volunteer for Mennonite Church USA Interchurch Relations until 2005.

Albert was an avid pond hockey and tennis player. He also was a ham radio enthusiast. He especially enjoyed intergenerational times with both immediate and extended family members.

In addition to his life partner, Mary Ellen (Yoder) Meyer, he is survived by five children—Richard (Brenda) Hostetler Meyer, Anne (Mark) Meyer Byler, Kathryn (Paul) Meyer Reimer, Barbara (Lane) Meyer-Reed, and Elaine (Robert) Meyer-Lee; two siblings—Margaret Meyer Irvin and John (Maria) Meyer; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by grandchildren in love, Rob Weiss and Kylie Gruner.

A Saturday, August 8, 2020, memorial service will be held on Zoom. A slide show will begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service. To participate in the service please click the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3798171524.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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