Ammon Martin, 91, farmer, salesman

By on June 1, 2011

Ammon K. Martin, 91, of Ephrata, formerly of Schaefferstown, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 after a brief illness at Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 17, 1919 in Lancaster County, a son of the late Clayton C. and Lizzie H. Kurtz Martin. He was the husband of the late Mary W. Weaver Martin.

Ammon was employed as a farmer and later as a salesman for Carlos R. Leffler Inc. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

He is survived by children: Leon A., husband of Nadine Smith Martin, of South Carolina; Grace I., wife of Earl G. Martin, of Ephrata; Harold J., husband of Sylvia Zimmerman Martin, of Brownstown; Marlin L., husband of Marlene Rutt Martin, of Newmanstown; Judy A., wife of Clarence Weiler, of Myerstown; Sharlene W., wife of Harold Weiler, of Salunga; Janet W., wife of Melvin Martin, of Denver; and Dale W., husband of Marie Nolt Martin, of Myerstown; 34 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; brothers: Aaron K., husband of Susan Eby Martin, of Ephrata; and John K., husband of Esther Hurst Martin, of Denver; sisters: Mary Witmer, of Mt. Gretna; and Nora High, of Honey Grove.

He was preceded in death by brothers: Harvey, Ellis and Allen Martin; and a sister: Edna Martin.

Funeral services were held May 30 at Fairview Mennonite Church. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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