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Rachel M. Martin, 58, typist, Zerbe Sisters volunteer
Rachel M. Martin, 58, of New Holland, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Lancaster General Hospital after a one-week illness.
Born in Leonardtown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Weaver W. and Mabel B. (Martin) Martin.
Rachel worked as a typist for some local publications and she volunteered at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center and at the Center for Health at Garden Spot Village.
She was a member at the Cocalico Christian Brotherhood. She was in a wheelchair since five years old due to Polio.
Surviving are seven brothers: Elvin, married to Ellen (Halteman) Martin of Souderton; Leroy, married to Rachel (Zeiset) Martin of East Earl; Daniel, married to Patricia (Hostetler) Martin of Richland; James, married to Linda (Johnson) Martin of Mt. Pleasant Mills; Timothy, married to Elsie (Glick) Martin of New Holland; Lloyd, married to Roxann (Stauffer) Martin of Fivepointville; and Edwin, married to Dorothy (Bailey) Martin of Ephrata; seven sisters: Lucy, married to Robert Stauffer of Ephrata; Elsie, married to Michael Reaver of New Holland; Mary Martin, with whom she resided; Alta, married to Leon Brubaker of Fivepointville; Anna, married t o James Auker of Homer City; Ruth, married to Russel Auker of Ephrata; and Julia, married to Elmer Brubacher of Leonardtown, Md.; 44 nieces and nephews; and 99 great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are four nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held April 15 at the Martindale Reception Center in Ephrata with the Reverend Dave Witmer officiating. Interment was held at the Pike Mennonite Cemetery.