Eva Z. (Garman) Martin. 69, homemaker, attended Groffdale Mennonite Church

By on March 15, 2017

Eva Z. (Garman) Martin, 69, of Leola, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at home.

She was born in East Earl Township to the late Henry and Susie Mae (Zimmerman) Garman and was the wife of Phares E. Martin.

A homemaker, Eva was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

In addition to her husband, Eva is survived by three children: Janet G., wife of Delton Newswanger, of Elkton, Ky.; Roy G., husband of Anna Mae (Stauffer) Martin, of Leola; Margaret G., wife of Jere Burkholder, of Elkton, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers: John Z. Garman of Ephrata; Henry Z., husband of Erma (Fox) Garman, of New Holland; Aaron Z., husband of Ella (Hoover) Garman, of Penn Yan, N.Y.; Clarence Z., husband of Alta (Hoover) Garman, of East Earl; five sisters, Laura Z., wife of Mervin Martin, of Roaring Springs; Susan Z. Reiff of Fortuna, Mo.; Anna Z., wife of Carl Martin, of Goshen, Iowa.; Ruth Z., wife of Elmer Oberholtzer, of New Enterprise; and Alta Z., wife of Menno Zimmerman, of Orchard, Iowa.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Levi Z., Irvin Z., and Ivan Z. Garman; and a sister: Mary Z. Nolt.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the residence of Roy G. Martin, 92 Center Square Road, Leola. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 16, at 9 a.m., at the residence of Roy G. Martin with further services at 9:30 a.m., from the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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