Marner, Clair J.
December 12, 1931 - January 22, 2022
Clair J. Marner, 90, of Shipshewana, died at 10:45 pm on Saturday, January 22 at his residence. He was born on December 12, 1931, in Parnell, IA, to John E. and Lydia (Yoder) Marner. On October 30, 1955, in Conneaut Lake, PA, he married Juanita Miller, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are son, Ron Marner of Middlebury; three daughters, Linda Yoder of Plymouth, Karen (Mike) Unternahrer of Middlebury, Deb (Clint) Kauffman of Winamac; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth (Joe) Kanagy of Wellman, IA; brother, Marvin (Helen) Marner of Hills, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Verda, Lucille, and Lois Marner; a brother, Lowell Marner.
Clair was a farmer and truck driver. He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School and was a member of Shore Church. He enjoyed woodworking and attending to his flower garden and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will hold private services. Burial will be at a later date in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Rainbow Years Learning Ministry, 7235 West 100 North, Shipshewana, IN 46565 or Students International, PO Box 990, Visalia, CA 93279.
Martin, Ada N. Hoover
March 4, 1931 - February 26, 2022
Ada N. Martin, 90, of Stevens, died February 26, 2022, at her home after a lengthy illness. Her husband, Menno Z. Martin, preceded her in death in 2013. They had been married for 61 years on December 20.
Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lydia (Newswanger) Hoover.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving are nine children: Lloyd married to Mabel (Shirk) Martin, Colby, WI, Lydia Ann married to Allen Brubaker, Narvon, Alvin married to Elizabeth (Burkholder) Martin, Greenwood, WI, Arlene married to Ammon Wenger, Dundee, NY, Ellamae married to Noah Brubaker, Thorp, WI, Ruth married to Lloyd Brubaker, Ephrata, Martha Martin, Stevens, Harvey Martin, Denver, Eugene Martin, Stevens, 41 grandchildren, 141 great-grandchildren, four siblings: Rebecca married to Isaac Nolt, Latham, MO, Susie married to Leroy Martin, Barnett, MO, Willis married to Verna (Weaver) Hoover, Richfield, Anna Mary married to Aaron Nolt, Curtiss, WI and a sister-in-law Sarah (Hurst) widow of the late Elam Hoover, Versailles, MO.
She was preceded in death by seven siblings: Joseph Hoover, Ellen Fox, Martin Hoover, Adam Hoover, Isaac Hoover, Elam Hoover and Lena Weaver.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at Muddy Creek Mennonite Church with Bishop Leon N. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the home of Harvey Martin, 105 Lausch Rd., Denver on Wednesday from 2 4 p.m. and 6 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Arthur Stahl
May 30, 1937 - March 21, 2022
Arthur Stahl Martin, 84, of Port Trevorton entered into rest at 2:09 pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 at his residence. Born on May 30, 1937 in West Earl Twp, Lancaster County, a son of the late Phares W. Martin and Margie Amelia (Stahl) Martin. On January 7, 1961, he married the former Vera S. Auker, who preceded him in death on June 12, 2019.
Arthur was a farmer in Snyder County PA.
He was a member of Riverview Old Order Mennonite Church, Snyder County Conference.
Surviving eight children Carolyn and Ezra Brubaker of Missouri, Daryl and Mary Ann Martin, Homer City, PA, Keith and Annie Martin of Port Trevorton, Teresa and David Martin of Mount Pleasant Mills, Sharon and John R. Martin of Selinsgrove, Edward Martin of Liverpool, Richard and Christina Martin of New York, Anthony Martin of Port Trevorton, 50 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters and spouses, Arlene Martin of Ephrata, Rachel and David Smoker of New Holland, Mae Martin of Mount Pleasant Mills, one brother and spouse, Ernest and Edna Martin of Ephrata, brothers and sisters-in-law, James Auker, Alvin and Mabel Auker, Arlene and Roy Horst, Florence and Lloyd Martin, Mabel Zimmerman, Nora and Roy Brubaker, John and Nancy Auker.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Calvin Martin, Alan Martin, four siblings and their spouses, Erma and Issac Martin, Nevin and Mary Martin, Roy and Eva Martin, Lester and Gladys Martin, brothers and sisters-in-laws, Arthur and Edna Auker, Ruth Auker, Caleb Zimmerman.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the home of Stephen and Lucille Martin, 464 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton. Family services will be at 8:30 AM on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the family's residence, 534 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton. Further services will be at 9:00 AM Saturday at Riverview Old Order Mennonite Church, Snyder, County Conference, Oriental Road and Old Trail Road, Liverpool with the local church ministry officiating.
Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals Cremations Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
Martin, Chester B.
June 14, 1942 - January 24, 2022
Chester B. Martin, 79, of Leola, died Monday, January 24, 2022, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. His wife of 43 years, Ruth Ann (Zimmerman) Martin, survives.
Born in Manheim Township, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Frances (Bowman) Martin.
Chet was a skilled mason worker with Charles W. Weaver Masonry and a cabinet maker for Heritage Custom Cabinetry. In his retirement, he enjoyed driving for Twin Pine Ford.
He was a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church where he served as sexton for 35 years.
Chet enjoyed watching sports, especially when his grandchildren participated. He was an avid card and domino player. He and Ruth Ann enjoyed traveling to the beach and Florida.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Douglas R. married to Denise Martin, Lancaster, Michelle J. married to Timothy Doutrich, Gap, and Van Colby Martin fiancé of Kaui Garcia, Downingtown, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Raymond, Samuel and Lester (Chet’s twin) Martin and Elizabeth Newswanger, Anna Mae Harnish, Pauline Weaver, Esther Weaver, and Edna High.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Rd., Leola. The service will also be available by livestream https://fhmc.church/youtube or on Facebook.
Interment will be private at Eby Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. Masks requested. Memorial contributions can be sent to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is entrusted with arrangements.
Martin, David Ray
January 14, 1946 - May 23, 2022
David Ray Martin, 76, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at home.
He was born in Lancaster to the late David W. and Lizzie W. (Martin) Martin and was the husband of Irene (Sensenig) Martin.
He was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).
David was a roofer.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by three children, Wanda, wife of Stephen Fox of Ephrata, Sharon, wife of Jeffrey Martin of Port Trevorton, Dale, husband of Natalie Martin of Denver; six grandchildren and eight siblings, Walter M. Martin of Mt. Aetna, Evelyn, wife of John David Huber of Myerstown, Ruth Ann, wife of Earl S. Hurst of Ephrata, Alvin M., husband of Marian (Martin) Martin of Lebanon, Lawrence M., husband of Arlene (Martin) Martin of McClure, Andrew M. Martin of Oley, Nelson Jay, husband of Karen (Nolt) Martin of Lititz, and Lois, wife of Wesley D. King of Denver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jason L. Martin.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 5 to 8 PM at the Farm Crest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 9:15 AM, at the Farm Crest Chapel, with further services at 10:00 AM, at Pequea Mennonite Church, 4121 Redwell Road, Gordonville, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Deron Gabriel
January 1, 2022 - January 1, 2022
Deron Gabriel Martin, infant son of Dwayne L. and Karla J. (Martin) Martin, of Reinholds, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.
In addition to his parents, Deron is survived by his siblings, Adrien, Cowan, Avalyn and Camden; paternal grandparents, Leroy and Emma Martin and maternal grandparents, Elvin and Lovina Martin.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Dorothy Mae Shirk
September 9, 1926 - February 10, 2022
Dorothy Mae (Shirk) Martin, 95, of Reinholds, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
The daughter of the late Harry and Francis (Wenger) Shirk, she was married 74 years to Andrew W. Martin.
An active member of Blainsport Mennonite Church until her later years, she helped produce many quilts in Sewing Circle. Throughout the years she enjoyed bowling, painting ceramics, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and growing roses. She and Dad traveled to all 50 states.
Dorothy was the mother of 4 children, J. Clifford (Jayne Sweigart), Joyce Procanyn, Lucille Zimmerman, and Kenneth (Ada Snader); grandmother of 9, and great-grandmother of 24. She is also survived by sisters LaReta Sandoe and Miriam Brendle;
She was preceded in death by 8 siblings, Helen, Alberta, Pearl, Beulah, Charles, Luke, Caroll, and Willis; grandson, Jason Zimmerman; 2 sons-in-law, Mike Procanyn and Mark Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the Blainsport Mennonite Church, 85 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am, with Pastor Eric Marshall officiating. Interment will take place in the Blainsport Cemetery.
Martin, Edna Groff
June 12, 1930 - March 10, 2022
Edna G. Martin, 91, of Lititz, was welcomed by Jesus and her Heavenly family on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Landis Homes, Lititz. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Christian B. and Esther D. Rohrer Groff. She was the loving wife of the late Roy M. Martin who passed away in December 2001. Edna assisted her husband at their market stand, C.Z. Martin & Sons at Lancaster Central Market. She was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church since 1954 where she taught Bible school and Sunday school, she was part of Women's Ministries and the sewing circle. Edna was also a member of Rohrerstown Fire Company Auxiliary. Her interests included gardening flowers and vegetables, crocheting, home sewing, canning, making crafts, and writing letters of encouragement. Her greatest joy was her family and being involved in their lives in any way possible.
Surviving are four children, Karen M. wife of Howard Russell, Canyon Lake, TX, Darrell R. husband of Katherine Hoke Martin, Lititz, Nancy M. wife of Ron Rickerhauser, Fredericksburg, TX, Steven D. husband of Rikke Pederson Martin, Sherborn, MA, five grandchildren, and three step grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Martin, a son-in-law, William Griffin, three brothers, Lloyd, Marvin, and Clarence Groff, two sisters, Mary Leaman, Anna Mae Landis, and a sister-in-law, Edna Groff.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the loving staff at Cedar and Conestoga Houses at Landis Homes.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Edna's Memorial Service at Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will be private at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Edna's memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or to a charity of one's choice.
Martin, Elizabeth W. "Betty" Weaver
June 5, 1939 - May 23, 2022
Elizabeth "Betty" W. Martin, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 23, 2022, at Landis Homes in Lititz, PA. She was born in Murrell, PA, on June 5, 1939, the youngest of eight children. After marrying her next-door neighbor and sweetheart in 1960, she spent sixty-two years as the dearly loved wife of James R. Martin.
Known for her compassionate listening and kind and gentle ways, Betty lovingly cared for her family throughout the years, extending that care to four foster children as well. Along with being an expert seamstress and seasoned gardener, she was a skilled and faithful partner in ministry with James at South Seventh St. Mennonite Church and Red Run Mennonite Church. She also worked for Provident Bookstore for seventeen years, becoming an assistant manager.
Betty enjoyed reading and traveling to visit family. She loved singing her whole life, and she and James often sang together for others at Landis Homes, even after dementia began to impair her abilities. She modeled courage, patience, and resilience during her nine-year journey through Alzheimer's disease.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Weaver and Lizzie (Martin) Weaver, and her siblings Martin Weaver, Ruth (Weaver) Landis, and Henry Weaver. She is survived by her husband James, her daughter Nita and her husband Karl Landis of Lancaster, her son Robert and his wife Janice of Bowmansville, her son Nelson of Pensacola, Florida, her daughter Regina and her husband Bernard Brown of Ellicott City Maryland, twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Naomi Weaver, Esther Weaver, Anna Mae Weaver, and Martha (Weaver) Hoover.
The family will have a private burial service. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl, PA 17519 on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 1:00 PM, with an opportunity to greet the family following the service. The memorial service will be livestreamed at Bowmansville Mennonite Church Youtube Channel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty's memory may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, Landis Homes Advancement Office, 1001 E. Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.
Groff High Funeral Home in New Holland is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Martin, Elvin M.
September 7, 1944 - May 26, 2022
Elvin M. Martin, 77, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at UPMC Lititz.
He was born in Lancaster to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Martin) Martin and was the husband of Lois (Shellenberger) Martin with whom he was looking forward to celebrating 50 years of marriage this September.
He was a longtime member of Millport Mennonite Church.
Elvin worked for Martin's Paving before retiring in 2017. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting at his cabin in Juniata County, loved a good cup of coffee, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was very nice, easy going, and always smiling- he knew no stranger.
In addition to his beloved wife, Elvin is survived by two cherished children, Sheila, wife of Arlyn Musser of Manheim, Randy, husband of Christine Martin of Lancaster; three treasured grandchildren, Brandyn, Dylan and Shaina and four siblings, Elizabeth Nolt of Lancaster, Florence, wife of Harry Mast of Broadway, VA, Lydia, wife of Ed Good of Leola, John, husband of Verna Martin of Bowmansville.
In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Martin and five siblings, Sam Martin, Eva Martin, Paul Martin, Ed Martin, and Anna Weaver.
A viewing will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 9 to 11 AM at Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Road, Leola followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gary Blosser officiating. Interment will take place in Crossings Community Cemetery, the former Erisman Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Esther S. Stauffer
May 17, 1942 - May 3, 2022
Esther S. Martin, 79, of Liverpool, entered into rest Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at her home.
Born May 17, 1942, in Penn Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mary Ann W. Stauffer.
On May 3, 1969, she united in marriage to John B. Martin who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2020.
They were owners of Martin's Greenhouse and she also worked in the office of the family business with her late husband (Martin General Builders).
She was a member of Riverview Old Order Mennonite Church, Snyder County Conference.
Surviving are five sons and six daughters and their spouses, Diann and Luther Stauffer of Vandalia, Ill., Stephen and Bethe Martin of Liverpool, John Wayne and Lorene Martin of Vandalia, Ill., Joseph and Ruth Martin of Liverpool, Lillian Martin of Liverpool, Beth and David Brubaker of Port Trevorton, Kaylene Martin of Liverpool, Gloria and Wayne Auker of Port Trevorton; three stepchildren, Karen and Roy Brubacker of Mount Pleasant Mills, Earl and BettyAnn Martin of Port Trevorton, Harlan and Rosemary Martin of Bagley, Minn.; 66 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, three brothers and six sisters and their spouses, Lena Brubacker (late Aaron), Rebecca Martin (Luke) Walter Stauffer (Sally), Ida Zimmerman (Ivan), Alice Martin (Elam), Rachel Martin (Eugene), Alvin Stauffer (Sally), Mary Ann Weaver (Timothy), Joseph Stauffer (Julia).
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Martin; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Joseph Martin residence, 100 Sunset Dr., Liverpool. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the family home, 86 Sunset Dr. Further services will be held at 9 a.m. at Riverview Mennonite Church, located at the intersection of Oriental Road and Old Trail Road, Liverpool, with the local church ministry officiating.
Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.
Martin, Evelyn Kreider
October 14th, 1926 – April 21st, 2022
Evelyn Martin, 95, of Landis Homes, Lititz, entered the presence of God on April 21.
She was the daughter of the late Eli and Laura Weaver Kreider and the faithful wife of Harold C. Martin who passed away in 2010.
Known as Evie by her close friends, she was a long-time member of Stumptown Mennonite Church. She relished in the fellowship of the members of her Sunday School Class and was saddened when she was no longer able to physically attend church services 2 years ago. Evelyn was a homemaker and was employed in various capacities at Ohio Table Pad, Leola, from the time her children entered school until her retirement. She was a gifted seamstress and smocked many dresses for her daughters and for their dolls. She made cabbage patch dolls for each of her granddaughters. In the early 70's, after seeing the need for a safe, wholesome place for youth to congregate, she and her husband converted their barn into The Way Inn, a coffee house for youth to gather for fellowship, music and nurture.
Evelyn is survived by four children: Carol, wife of Mahlon Zimmerman, Leola; Jean, wife of Tom Buchen, Lancaster; Cliff, husband of Sue (Skiles), Lancaster and Shari, wife of Dave Lefever, Lititz. Eleven grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren also survive. They all benefited from her love and nurture.
She is survived by three sisters: June Garber, Mary Gehman, Fran Martin (Earl). Ten siblings preceded her in death: Bob Kreider, Harold Kreider, Lloyd Kreider and his infant twin brother Roy, Nelson Kreider, Esther Wolf, Dave Kreider, Ruth Spangler, Dorothy Kreider and Jim Kreider.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at the Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, 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. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to the Stumptown Mennonite Church Benevolent Fund. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Martin, Fred W.
November 8, 1937 - January 31, 2022
Fred W. Martin, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022. He was the husband of the late Miriam H. Myer Martin who died September 5, 2021. Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Warren and Dorothy Denlinger Martin.
He was a graduate of Lampeter Strasburg High School. Fred was a member of Grace Point Church, formerly known as Paradise Mennonite where he pastored from 1975 to 2002. He was a life-long dairy farmer until he retired and was currently working at Zimmerman's Hardware in Strasburg. He enjoyed puzzles, gardening, camping and spending time with his family.
Surviving are 3 children: Darrell husband of Nyla Ebersole Martin of Lancaster, Patti wife of Jim Metzler of Quarryville, Roger husband of Rhoda Fisher Martin of Lancaster, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will take place in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery with a memorial service to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Goodword Partnership, PO Box 24104, Minneapolis, MN 55424 or AIIA Institute, PO Box 262, Monson, ME 04464.
Martin, Freda M. Yoder
November 17, 1938 - May 24, 2022
Freda M. Martin, 83, of Goshen died Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Waterford Crossing Healthcare.
She was born November 17, 1938 in Yoder, Kansas to Daniel D. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Yoder.
She is survived by three sons, Dale (Marj) Martin of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Roger (Mary Jo) Martin of Goshen, and Steve (Sheryl) Martin of Akron, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Andrew Yoder of Texas, Merle Yoder of Millersburg, Esther Bontrager of Goshen, and Nadine Brewster of Florida.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Martin, a son, Randall “Randy” Martin, and a brother, Omer Yoder.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, Kokomo and attended Clinton Frame Church after moving to the area. She was a faithful Christian and loving homemaker.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, followed by a 5 p.m. funeral service. Pastor Lee Miller, Kokomo, will officiate.
Burial will take place 11 a.m., Monday, May 30, at Mast-Hensler Cemetery, Kokomo.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to Waterford Crossing – Legacy Lane Dementia Care.
Martin, Harlan Z.
August 27, 1962 - January 3, 2022
Harlan Z. Martin, 59 of Elizabethtown, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. Born in Chester County, he was the son of John M. Martin and step mother Verna Horning Martin of Denver and the late Verna Zimmerman Martin. He was the loving husband to Janet Martin.
A Godly, faithful Father and Grandpa, Harlan was a dairy farmer all his life and a faithful member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Manheim. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be missed dearly by all.
Surviving in addition to his wife, father and step mother are five children, Kevin Martin (Suellen) of Manheim, Kristina Martin at home, Sherlyn Martin of Goshen, IN, Lori Good (Burnell) of Elizabethtown, Melissa Martin (Kenton) of Keosauqua, IA; 10 living grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Dianne Martin of Terre Hill and 4 siblings, Galen Martin (Louella) of Manheim, Mervin Martin (Julia) of Myerstown, Janet Oberholtzer (Carl) of Colby, WI and Jason Martin (Rhoda) of Holtwood and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Martin, a granddaughter, Angel Rose Martin and a brother, Nelson Martin.
A viewing will be held Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 N. Esbenshade Road, Manheim at 9:30 AM. Interment will take place in Clearview Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.
Martin, John M.
April 13, 1935 - May 27, 2022
John M. Martin, 87, of Denver, passed away on May 27, 2022 in his residence.
Born in Vogansville, Earl Township, he was the son of the late Edwin S. and Elizabeth W. (Martin) Martin.
He was the loving husband of Verna Z. (Horning) Martin, whom he married on December 23, 2017 and he was the husband of the late Verna E. (Zimmerman) Martin, until the time of her passing on May 6, 2014.
John was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), where he had also served as a Minister for forty-three years. He was employed as a farmer in Berks County. He enjoyed doing volunteer work for Christian Aid Ministries.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Galen Z. husband of Luella Martin of Manheim, PA, Mervin Z. husband of Julia Martin of Myerstown, PA, Janet Z. wife of Carl Oberholtzer of Colby, WI and Jason Z. husband of Rhoda Martin, of Holtwood, PA, his daughters-in-law: Dianne Martin of Terre Hill, PA and Janet Martin of Elizabethtown, PA and his stepchildren: Linda wife of John Good of East Earl, PA, Glen husband of Lorene Martin of Fredericksburg, PA and Elvin husband of Vera Martin of Newmanstown, PA. Also are forty-four grandchildren, ninety-seven great grandchildren and siblings: Elizabeth Nolt of Peach Bottom, PA, Florence Mast wife of Harry Mast of Broadway, VA and Lydia wife of Edward Good of Leola, PA.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sons: J. Nelson Martin and Harlan Z. Martin, a great granddaughter: Angel Rose and his siblings: Eva Martin, Paul Martin, Edwin Martin, Elvin Martin, Anna Weaver and Samuel Martin.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM at Bowmansville Mennonite Church on Oaklyn Drive, Narvon, PA with Bishop Leon S. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Martindale Reception Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata PA 17522.
Kindly omit flowers.
Eckenroth Home for Funerals in Terre Hill is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Martin, Lena Snyder
December, 29, 1926 - January 1, 2022
Lena Snyder Martin, 95, passed away January 1, 2022 at the Lincoln Christian Home.
She was married 73 years to the late Reuben W. Martin who died in 2020. Born in Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Mary Shirk Snyder.
Lena was a homemaker and a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Surviving are three sons, James husband of Emma Martin of Goshen, IN, Elvin husband of Lovina Martin of Bowmansville, and Reuben, Jr. husband of Mary Lou Martin of New Holland; three daughters, Arlene Zimmerman of Ephrata, Mary Jane wife of Paul Martin of New Holland, and Marian wife of Daryl Martin of Gap; three siblings, Paul Snyder of New Holland, Esther wife of Rufus Zimmerman of Mertztown, and Mabel wife of Elam Horning of Leola; 24 grandchildren, 89 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and 14 step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Verna Martin, a son-in-law, Paul Zimmerman, one grandson, two great grandsons, and six siblings, Anna Zimmerman, Edna Shirk, Norman Snyder, Aaron Snyder, Katie Weaver and Mary Newswanger.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Lincoln Christian Home for the kind compassionate care they provided to Lena over the last years of her life.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 7, at 9:30 A.M. at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, PA with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Farmcrest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farmcrest Drive, Ephrata, PA on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Martin, Lucy W. Zimmerman
May 11, 1972 - March 29, 2022
Lucy W. Martin, 49, of 1645 Weaverland Road, East Earl, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital of complications of Multiple Sclerosis which she fought since 2009.
She was married 28 years to Kenneth H. Martin. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of Amos M. and Esther S. Weaver Zimmerman of East Earl.
Lucy was a homemaker and a member of Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving besides her husband and parents are three daughters, Christine wife of Marlin Sauder of Denver, Carolyn Martin and Lorraine Martin both at home; two sons, Jonathan husband of LouAnn Martin of Denver, and Calvin Martin at home; two granddaughters, Karla Ranae Sauder and Amberlie Kate Martin; four brothers, David husband of Alta Zimmerman of East Earl, Marvin husband of Mary Ella Zimmerman of East Earl, Amos, Jr., husband of Lois Zimmerman of Ephrata, and Alvin husband of Linda Zimmerman of East Earl; three sisters, Mary wife of Allen Zimmerman of New Holland, Esther wife of Clifford Nolt of East Earl, and Mabel wife of Lester Martin of New Holland; and in-laws, Elvin and Mary Hoover Martin of Ephrata.
A Funeral Service will be held at Spring Grove Mennonite Church, 1251 Precast Road, East Earl, PA on Monday, April 4, at 9:30 A.M. with Bishop Leon Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the late home 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
Martin, Lydia M. Martin
August 22, 1919 - January 12, 2022
Myerstown - Lydia M. Martin, 102, of Myerstown, passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She was the wife of the late Elmer M. Martin. She was born in East Earl Township, Lancaster County on August 22, 1919, a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Hettie Musser Martin. Lydia was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
She is survived by children, Lloyd Martin and wife Vera of Cantril, IA; Larry Martin and wife Helen of Manheim; Elmer Martin and wife Florence of Lebanon; Ellis Martin and wife Grace of Port Byron, NY; Linda Horst and husband Allan of Mannsville, NY; Lydia Martin of Myerstown; Earla Zimmerman and husband Chester of Denver; daughter in law, Linda Zimmerman wife of the late Loren Martin of Clyde, NY; 46 grandchildren; 279 great grandchildren; 177 great-great grandchildren; 17 step grandchildren; 108 step great grandchildren; 124 step great-great grandchildren; brother, Samuel Martin of Gordonville.
She was preceded in death by a son, Loren Martin; daughter, Edith Martin; three grandchildren and 8 brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:30 am in Fairview Mennonite Church, 111 Elco Drive, Myerstown. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.
Martin, Lyndon M.
February 12, 2022 - March 8, 2022
Lyndon M. Martin, age 24 days, of Curtiss, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center.
A service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Clark View Mennonite Church in the Town of Longwood. His final resting place will be at the church cemetery. Elvin Hoover, Randall Martin, Leroy Martin and Jerry Brubaker presided. Pallbearers were his grandfathers: Lloyd Martin and Melvin Martin. Visitation was on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at N13909 Oak Grove Avenue, Curtiss. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lyndon was born on February 12, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield to Leon S. and Lois Hursh Martin.
Lyndon is survived by his parents: Leon and Lois Martin; siblings: Lisa, Lynette, Lorann, LeeEvan, Leona, Loren, Linda, Leticia and LaRose; and his grandparents: Lloyd and Mabel Martin and Melvin Martin, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Leah Martin.
Martin, Mabel Elizabeth Shank
May 14, 1928 - May 5, 2022
Mabel Elizabeth Martin, 93, a resident of Dayton, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.
Mrs. Martin was born on May 14, 1928 in Rockingham County, VA, to the late Paul Timothy and Annie Florence Heatwole Shank. She was a homemaker and a member of Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church.
On June 15, 1960, she married Lewis G. Martin, who survives.
Also surviving are her children, Edwin Martin and wife Lucinda of Rockingham, Louise Parmeter and husband Mark of Rockingham, Marie Gingrich and husband Mark of Ft. Defiance; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special family friends, Megan Williams and husband Jason of Charleston, SC, and their two sons.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her siblings, Hazel Burkholder and Mark Shank.
Friends may call at the Martin home on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Ministers of the Church will conduct a funeral service on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Mabel W. Martin
November 24, 1938 - March 23, 2022
Mabel W. Martin, 83, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Fairmount Homes.
She was born in Ephrata to the late Elvin M. and Mary Ann (Weaver) Martin and was the wife of Allen Z. Martin with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
She was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church.
Mabel, along with her husband, was an owner of Martin's Bike Shop. She loved to travel and create scrapbooks of the memories. She also enjoyed sending cards, collecting dolls, working outside, and creating beautiful flowerbeds.
In addition to her husband, Mabel is survived by her son, Dale A., husband of Linda (Weaver) Martin of Ephrata; her daughter, Mary Joy, wife of Roy Hoover of New Holland; five grandsons; five granddaughters; 28 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, J. Elvin, husband of Vera (Horst) Martin of Ephrata, Mary Ann, wife of John B. Martin of Ephrata, and Leon E., husband of Marlene (Martin) Martin of Leola.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 9:00 to 9:45 AM, at the church, followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Mary Jane Brubaker
January 22, 1959 - January 2, 2022
Mary Jane Martin, 62, of Rutledge, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
She was born on January 22, 1959, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Alvin and Verna Brubaker.
Mary moved to Northeast Missouri in 1976, and on November 26, 1981 she married Mark M. Martin, and they shared forty years of life together.
They were members of the Millport Mennonite Church, south of Rutledge, Missouri.
To this union seven children were born, Janice (Steven) Zeiset, and their children, Levi, Verlin ,Kendon, Devon, Ronald, and Shalyn all of Arbela, Missouri, Carolyn (Stephen) Herr of Gorin, Missouri, Carl (Janelle) Martin, and their children, Nicole, Carson, Emery, and Waldon all of Rutledge, Missouri, Joseph (Thelma) Martin, and their children, Kadrian, Kaylissa, and Makyla all of Rutledge, Missouri, Roseann Martin, Albert Martin, Twila Martin all of the home near Rutledge, Missouri; she was well loved by her thirteen grandchildren. She is also survived by seven brothers and sisters, Edwin (Esther) Brubaker of Memphis, Missouri, Miriam (Paul) Reiff of Mohnton, Pennsylvania, Rachel (Marlin) High of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Ruth (Edwin) Horst of Downing, Missouri, Martha (Marlin) Martin of Loyal, Wisconsin, Raymond (Julia) Brubaker of Lamonte, Missouri, Linda (Ralph) Burkholder of Downing, Missouri, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Verna Brubaker; two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral Services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Millport Mennonite Church south of Rutledge, Missouri.
Visitation will be 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.
Interment will be in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery south of Rutledge, Missouri.
Mary’s family request your presence and prayers, no flowers please.
Doss Funeral Home of Edina, Missouri is assisting the family.
Martin, Raymond M.
September 15, 1942 - April 4, 2022
Myerstown - Raymond M. Martin, 79, of Myerstown, passed away in his home on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was the husband of Thelma I. Brubaker Martin and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2021. He was born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County on September 15, 1942, son of the late Norman and Frances G. Martin Martin.
Raymond was employed for 35 years with Pennsy Supply and also was groundskeeper and maintenance man at Dutch Valley Foods for 11 years. He enjoyed chair caning in his retirement years and was a member of Millbach Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children: Dale Martin and wife Candace; Burnell Martin and wife Lisa; Diane Sensenig and husband Neal; Julie Martin and husband Michael, all of Newmanstown; Timothy Martin and wife Marlene of Lebanon; 24 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd Martin and wife Mabel of Myerstown; Leon Martin and wife Grace of Seneca Falls, NY; Harold Martin and wife Joyce of Lititz; Norman Martin, Jr. of Richland; Irvin Martin of Atmore, AL; sisters, Miriam Gehman and husband Paul of Clyde, NY; Grace Ann Zimmerman and husband Harold of Myerstown.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 9:30 am in Millbach Mennonite Church, 3 N. Millbach Road, Newmanstown, PA. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
Martin, Rosetta Mae Martin
April 1, 1940 - February 19, 2022
Rosetta Mae (Martin) Martin, age 81 years, 10 months and 18 days formerly of Goshen, passed away February 19, 2022 at the home of her daughter following declining health. Rosetta was born April 1, 1940 in Elkhart County, Indiana to Lewis and Florence (Ramer) Martin. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized in her youth in the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until her death. On September 28, 1958 she was united in marriage to Clare Martin. They shared a little over 62 ½ years together before his death on April 27, 2021.
She is survived by 3 sons, Dennis (Gloria) Martin, Wakarusa, Gene (Edith) Martin, Sauk Centre, MN and Dwane of Sauk Centre, MN; 2 daughters, Kayleen (John) Zimmerman, Belgrade, MN and Diane (Arlen) Zimmerman, Cass City, MI; sister, Gladys (Joe) Martin, Hayward, WI; 31 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 3 brothers, Eldon, Lamar and Dale Martin; daughter-in-law, Shirley Martin; 2 grandsons, Kevin and Devon Martin; and 2 great-granddaughters, Megan and Kiana Martin.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Harrison Christian School. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, February 25th at the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.
Martin, Ruth N. Zimmerman
May 10, 1925 - March 1, 2022
Ruth N. Martin, 96, of Terre Hill, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at home.
She was born in Earl Township to the late Menno and Mary (Nolt) Zimmerman and was the wife of the late Lloyd H. Martin.
She was a member of Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Ruth was a homemaker.
Ruth is survived by 11 children, Emma, wife of Lawrence Zimmerman of Martinsburg, Ella, wife of Edwin Leinbach of East Earl, Aaron, husband of Anna Horning of East Earl, Ida, wife of Marcus Zimmerman of Terre Hill, Isaac, husband of Mable Martin of Shiloh, OH, Lloyd, husband of Anetta Zimmerman of Shiloh, OH, Susan, wife of James Zimmerman of East Earl, Katie, wife of John David Zimmerman of East Earl, Barbara, wife of Walter Zimmerman of Ephrata, Ammon, husband of Alta Zimmerman of New Holland, Anna May, wife of Larry Martin of Sheridan, MI; 99 grandchildren; 424 great-grandchildren and 42 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Edwin, David, Harvey, Elam and Noah and six sisters, Fannie, Anna, Rebecca, Mary, Katie and Emma.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Ammon Z. Martin, 756 Red Run Road, New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 8:45 AM at the residence of Ammon Z. Martin, with further services at 9:30 AM from Martindale Mennonite (Frame) Church, 905 Martindale Road, Martindale, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
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Martin, Shelby Rosene
February 3, 2018 - March 31, 2022
Shelby Rosene Martin, 4, of Port Trevorton entered into rest on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center.
Born on Feb. 3, 2018, in Thompsontown, she was a daughter of Timothy G. and Debra H. (Brubaker) Martin of Port Trevorton.
Surviving in addition to her parents are four siblings, Monica C. Martin, Shirley D. Martin, Wendell L. Martin, Luanna M. Martin all at home; paternal grandparents, Stanley and Mirman Martin of Port Trevorton; maternal grandparents, Norman Janet Brubaker of Mt. Pleasant Mills; paternal great-grandmother, Fay Martin of Port Trevorton; maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Arlene Horst of Selinsgrove, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Martin; paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Anna Mary Good, and maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Eva Brubaker.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the family home 2569 Hoffer Road, Port Trevorton. The family prayer service will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the family home followed by the funeral at 12:30 at the Pallas Old Order Stauffer Mennonite Church, 67 Troup Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the local church ministry officiating.
Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
Martin, Titus R.
October 17, 1934 - January 4, 2022
Titus R. Martin, 87, of Memphis, Missouri, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at his son's residence surrounded by family.
Titus was born on October 17, 1934, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of Amos Z. and Lydia Rissler Martin.
On November 10, 1956, he was united in marriage to Florence G. Hackman. After fifty-six years together, she preceded him in death on April 7, 2013.They moved their family to Memphis, Missouri in December 1972.
To this union were born four sons and two daughters: Leonard and (Rebecca Martin) Martin of Memphis, Missouri; Marlin and (Martha Brubaker) Martin of Loyal, Wisconsin; Thelma and (Earl Martin) of Memphis, Missouri; David and (Janice Weiler) Martin of Memphis, Missouri; Dorothy and (Irvin Martin) of Rutledge, Missouri; and Philip and (Margaret Martin) Martin of Loyal, Wisconsin; a brother, Phares and Alice Martin of Mohnton, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Martha and Henry Gehman of Bowmansville, Pennsylvania; and Mary and Earl Horst of Middlesex, New York; forty-two grandchildren; one hundred nineteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Titus was ordained minister on June 28, 1966 at Bowmansville Church, Weaverland Conference, and served faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the Indian Creek Mennonite Church of Memphis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, Enos and his wife Anna Martin; and a grandson, Delbert Wayne Martin.
Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2022, at Indian Creek Mennonite Church south of Memphis, Missouri.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.
Interment will be in the Indian Creek Mennonite Cemetery, south of Memphis, Missouri.
Officiating will be Luke Fox, Charles Zimmerman, Talmon Martin, and Leonard Musser. Casket Bearers will be Joel Martin, Titus E. Martin, Luke Martin, Ronald Martin, Marcus Martin, and Leland Martin.
Titus’s family requests your presence and prayers, no flowers please.
Doss Funeral Home of Edina, Missouri is assisting the family.
Martin, Warren W.
December 26, 1935 - January 3, 2022
Warren W. Martin, 86, of Reinholds, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Weaverland Valley the son of Henry and Lucy (Weber) Martin and was the husband of Anna G. (Hahn) Martin, who survives.
A retired farmer, Warren was a member of Cocalico Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).
Warren is survived by 2 daughters: Eileen, wife of Leonard Showalter of Singers Glen, VA, Anita H. Martin of Denver; and 9 sons: Dennis, husband of Lois (Nolt) Martin of Unionville, MO, Robert, husband of Miriam (Martin) Martin of New Germantown, Warren, husband of Susan (Hoover) Martin of Reinholds, Galen, husband of Ellen (Kurtz) Martin of Reinholds, Melvin, husband of Eva Jane (Shirk) Martin of Reinholds, Leonard, husband of Jean (Martin) Martin of Bethel, James, husband of Phebe (Burkholder) Martin of Delano, TN, Wilmer, husband of Lucille (Burkholder) Martin of Bernville, and Henry, husband of Louise (Nolt) Martin of Quarryville; 90 grandchildren; 162 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Andrew W. Martin and Henry W. Martin, both of Reinholds; 2 brothers-in-law, Titus W. Martin of Ephrata and Nevin Z. Martin of East Earl; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Martin and Mabel Martin, both of Ephrata.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Anna H. Martin, 2 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Rufus and John, 6 sisters, Pauline, Elizabeth, Lucy, Beatrice, Anna, and Esther.
A viewing will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 9:30 AM at the Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Rd., Ephrata. Burial will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.
Mast, Eli R.
October 8, 1936 - April 29, 2022
Eli R. Mast, age 85 of Ronks, PA, formerly of Hutchinson, KS, passed away at his home on Friday, April 29, 2022. He was the husband of Lydia Borkholder Mast with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage on September 9th. He was born October 8, 1936, in Hutchinson, KS, son of the late Roman N. & Anna J. Borntrager Mast.
He was a member of Weavertown Mennonite Church. Eli was born and raised in Kansas and was a farmer. He enjoyed raising stock cows and pigs as well as crop farming grain and hay. He enjoyed helping in the community and interacting with neighbors and friends.
Surviving besides his wife is a son Amos E. husband of Mary Ann Stoltzfus Mast of Narvon, 4 grandsons: Caleb husband of Lisa King Mast, Bradley Mast, Verlon husband of Kyla Hostetler Mast and Kendall Mast, 5 great-grandchildren, sister Fannie Otto of Arthur, IL. He was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Emma Byler, Melvin Mast, and Johnny Mast.
Funeral service will take place from the Weavertown Mennonite Church, 2900 Church Road, Bird-In-Hand, PA, on Monday, May 2nd at 10:30 a.m. There will be a viewing at the church on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Mast, Joseph Ray
February 11, 1989 - May 14, 2022
Joseph Ray Mast, 33 of rural Arthur, Illinois passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 as the result of a drowning accident, near Bo Wood access area at Lake Shelbyville, about 3 miles south of Sullivan, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Homer Miller residence, 321 E CR 300 N, Arthur, Illinois Raymond S. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in rural Arcola, Illinois. Visitation will begin any time after 2:00 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022, and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, all at the Homer Miller residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Joseph was born on February 11, 1989, in Urbana, Illinois. He is a son of Joe and Rosanna (Plank) Mast.
He is survived by his parents, Joe, and Rosanna Mast of rural Arthur, one brother, James Mark Mast of rural Arthur, Illinois.
Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, Menno J., and Elizabeth C. (Gingerich) Mast and John B. and Leah (Miller) Plank.
Joseph has worked with his dad, Joe and his brother, James at Heartland Machine and Supply in rural Arthur for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
Joseph was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
McClain, Geraldine E. Gibson
January 24, 1923 - April 16, 2022
Geraldine E. McClain, 99, of Pewee Valley, Kentucky and formerly of Goshen, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Louisville.
She was born January 24, 1923 in Goshen, to Orlie and Esther (Yoder) Gibson.
On June 18, 1943 she married Sheldon M. McClain in Goshen. He died June 26, 2018.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosalie McClain Macaluso of Fallbrook, California; a son, Stephen (Marilyn) McClain of Pewee Valley, Kentucky; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne Hull; a brother, Raymond Gibson and a sister, Eilene Neichaus.
A longtime area resident, Mrs. McClain worked in sales for Coachmen Industries. She was formerly a member of First Mennonite Church of Middlebury.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 12, noon, until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Terry Tyler will officiate.
Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery, Millersburg.
Memorial donations may be given to First Mennonite Church of Middlebury.
Mellinger, Alta M. Zimmerman
September 11, 1935 - April 11, 2022
Alta M. Mellinger, age 86 of Garden Spot Village passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022. Born September 11, 1935, in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Ivan B. and Ethel H. (Newswanger) Zimmerman. She was an active member of Akron Mennonite Church.
She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Mellinger of New Holland, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; two daughters, Donna L. of Phoenixville, and Sharon M. of Lancaster, married to Rob Adams; four sisters, Joanne married to Paul Zimmerman of New Holland, Shirley married to Glenn Sauder of Manheim, Susan married to Jonathon Moyer of Newmanstown, and Fannie married to Loren Ressler of Brickerville; three brothers, Lester married to Thelma Good of Lititz, Ray married to Martha Groff of Turbotville, and Mark married to Marilyn Stauffer of Lititz; and sister-in-law, Martha High Zimmerman of Lititz. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, and brother, Mervin.
She was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School 1956 and Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing 1959, and received a BS in Nursing from Eastern Mennonite College (EMU) in 1967.
She loved nursing! Her nursing career began with one year at LGH, three years at Deder Hospital in Deder, Ethiopia, under Eastern Mennonite Missions, and one year at Ephrata Community Hospital. After receiving her BSN, she worked in nursing in Virginia, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
Her second love, interspersed with nursing, was caring for preschool children. She cared for children in her home, in day care at AMC, and ended the childcare part of her career as a private nanny for six years.
She enjoyed traveling, having visited most of the states of the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska. In addition, she visited Puerto Rico, eight provinces of Canada and 31 other countries. She also enjoyed reading.
In retirement, she volunteered eight years with Life Line, ten years as a Chaplain Associate at Ephrata Community Hospital, and Wednesday mornings at the Material Resource Center of MCC. She also served as a Caring Companion at Garden Spot Village.
A memorial service will be held at Akron Mennonite Church on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 followed by a time of fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Meserete Kristos College, Ethiopia. (MK College Link, Box 1701, Harrisonburg, VA 22803).
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.