Rachel R. Martin, 93, Ephrata, homemaker, had 131 great-grandchildren, MVM member

By on October 7, 2015

Rachel R. Martin, 93, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata.

She was born in Martindale to the late Daniel B. and Barbara W. (Reich) Stauffer, and was the wife of Clayton S. Martin.

Rachel was a member of the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons: Curvin S., husband of Grace (High) Martin, of Ephrata; Gerald S., husband of Mabel (Hoover) Martin, of Lititz; Brian R., husband of Mary Jane (Hursh) Martin, of Lititz; four daughters: Minerva S., wife of Earl Brubaker, of Loysville: Ruth N., wife of Mervin Martin, of Lititz; Barbara E., wife of Melvin Martin, of Ephrata; Mildred S., wife of Ivan Zimmerman, of Ephrata; 34 grandchildren; 131 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild; one great-grandchild; five brothers: Adam, Jared, Isaac, Carmi, and Caleb Stauffer; three sisters: Eva Stauffer, Naomi Auker, and Magdalena Mitchell.

Services were held Oct. 6 at Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment took 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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