Pearl Martin, 83, SLC examiner

By on December 21, 2011

Pearl Martin, 83, of Bowmansville, formerly of Denver, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Martin, in 1998. Born in Martindale, she was the daughter of the late Harry Jacob and Frances S. (Wenger) Shirk.

Pearl was an examiner for Terre Hill Manufacturing, which then became SLC Fashions. A member of Bethany Grace Fellowship Church, she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, needlework, bowling and crossword puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters: Pauline F., wife of Richard Hoshour, of Denver; and Carol A., wife of Roy D. Becker, with whom she resided; two grandsons: Bryce Hoshour and David, husband of Adrienne Becker; three great-grandchildren: Allyssa, Eric and Jason; and six siblings: Charles M., husband of Pearl Shirk, of Ephrata; Dorothy, wife of Andrew Martin, of Reinholds; Willis Shirk, of New Holland; LaReta Sandoe, of New Holland; Miriam, wife of Larry Brendle, of Terre Hill; and Beulah Shirk, of Terre Hill.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Lorraine Martin; and four siblings: Alberta Gehman, Helen Good, Luke Shirk and Carroll Shirk.

Her funeral will be held on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, 11 S. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, with Pastor Paul Smeltz officiating. Interment will be in Bethany Grace Fellowship Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be sent in Pearl’s memory to Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, 600 Centerview Drive, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

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