C. Lewis Martin, 89, Ephrata, Terre Hill Silo Co. worker, attended Grace Fellowship

By on February 17, 2016

C. Lewis Martin, 89, of 1228 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata; formerly of Terre Hill; died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his home.

His wife, Carol A. (Beideman) survives. They had celebrated 39 years of marriage on April 3. Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Adam and Sadie (Good) Martin.

Lewis had been a tow motor operator for Terre Hill Silo Co. He was a member of Bethany Grace Fellowship, East Earl, where he had served as an usher. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Joyce, married to Francis Uhland, Mohnton; and Brenda, married to Gary Freeman, East Earl; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and three siblings: C. Edwin, married to Deirdre (Eckenroth) Martin, Bowmansville; Laura J., married to Paul W. Weaver, Lititz; and J. Donald married to Mary Ann (Mellinger) Martin, Myerstown.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Elva Mae (Himelright) Martin in 1971; and eight siblings: Harriet Sensenig, Mildred Horst, Lillian Leaman, Sadie Martin, Henrietta Martin, J. Horace Martin and C. Eugene Martin, and Robert R. Martin.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice and By Your Side Homecare for their care and consideration for Lewis during his final days.

Services were held Feb. 13 at Bethany Grace Fellowship, East Earl, with Pastor Leon Shirk and Pastor Chris Smeltz officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com.

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