Hannah E. Martin, 92, Ephrata, homemaker, volunteer, nine children, 137 great-grandchildren

By on March 9, 2016

Hannah E. Martin, 92, of 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata; formerly of Landis Road, Ephrata; died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Fairmount Homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Martin, on March 10, 2001. Born in Caernarvon Township, she was the daughter of the late Gideon K. and Anna Z. (Weaver) Fisher.

Hannah was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, doll collecting, gardening and growing flowers. She also devoted many volunteer hours to Christian Aid Ministries.

Surviving and mourning her death are nine children: Lester F., married to Verna Martin, Terre Hill; Chester Lee, married to Linda Martin, Denver; James Jay, married to Erla Martin, Tamaqua; Jerry F., married to Amy Martin, Cambridge Springs; Bernice Arlene, married to Bill Ragan, Williamsport; Larry Eugene, married to Irene Martin, South Boston, Va.; Beatrice Ann, married to Michael Miller, Rock Hill, S.C.; Brenda Martin, married to Ray Hurst, Glenmoore; and Randy Lynn, married to Sharon Martin, Denver; 38 grandchildren; 137 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Eli W. Fisher, Elwood Gideon Fisher, and Albert Lawrence Fisher; and a sister: Estella Mae Stauffer; a daughter-in-law: Linda L. Martin; a grandson: Nathan Lee Martin; and five great-grandchildren.

Services for Hannah were held March 7 at Martindale Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with David Sensenig, Eugene Weaver, and Daryl Weaver officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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