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Margaret Shirk Martin 91, homemaker, talented quilter, enjoyed bird watching
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands: Leon B. Shirk in 1979 and Carl W. Martin in 2012 and by a son: Henry Wayne in 1949.
Born in Bowmansville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Good) Weber.
She was a homemaker who was known for quilting abilities and was an avid bird watcher.
She attended Gehman Mennonite Church.
Surviving are four sons: Maynard, married to Alice (Hess) Shirk, Conestoga; Carl, married to Sharon (Lantz) Shirk, Stumptown; David, married to Dolores (Good) Shirk, Guinea Bissau; Dale, married to Verda (Kauffman) Shirk, Terre Hill; five step-children: Lois, married to Larry Martin, Robesonia; Arlene, married to David Hollinger, East Earl; Glen, married to Mary (Landis) Martin, Adamstown; Delmar, married to Kathy (Newswanger) Martin, Mohnton and Sharon Kurtz, Bowmansville; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren and 24 step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five siblings and one daughter-in-law: Anna (Sweigart) Shirk, wife of Carl.
Her funeral will be held March 6 at 10 a.m. at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel and on Thursday at the church from 9 to 10 a.m.
The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com.