Vera M. Martin, 77, homemaker, attended Weaverland Mennonite Church

By on August 31, 2016

Vera M. Martin, 77, of East Earl, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in East Earl to the late Henry Z. and Edna K. (Martin) Martin, and was the wife of Lawrence W. Martin, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

A homemaker, Vera was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

In addition to her husband, Vera is survived by six children: Wilmer Martin, at home; Marie, wife of Lewis Martin, of Newville; Marlene Martin, at home; Rachel, wife of Stanley Seibel, of Lawrence, Miss.; Glenn, husband of Grace (Boll) Martin, of East Earl, Lamar, husband of Doris (Horst) Martin, of Leola; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Lloyd, husband of Esther (Gehman) Martin, of Broadtop; Clyde, husband of Shirley (Sample) Martin of East Earl; Miriam, wife of Marvin Weaver of East Earl; Mary, wife of Wilbur Wenger of Dalton, Ohio; Samuel, husband of Kathleen (Hinerdeer) Martin of New Holland.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m, at the Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmont Homes. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 9 a.m., at Farm Crest Chapel, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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