Clayton Martin, 71, truck driver

By on May 11, 2011

Clayton N. Martin, 71, of Lebanon, entered into the arms of Jesus at his daughter’s home in Pine Grove Saturday, May 7, 2011.

He was born in Clay Township, a son of the late Christian S. and Anna W. (Nolt) Martin. He was the husband of Verna M. (Groff) Martin, to whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Clayton was a member of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference). He was a truck driver for Earl Martin Trucking in East Earl until his retirement.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Shirley, wife of Clair N. Garman, of Pine Grove; D. Lamar, husband of Sharon (Hahn) Martin, of Elizabethtown; Raymond, husband of Eileen (Newswanger) Martin, of Ephrata; Janet, wife of John Oberholtzer Jr., of Womelsdorf; Carolyn, wife of Lowell Martin, of Reamstown; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers: Ivan, husband of Laura (High) Martin, of Ephrata; Melvin, husband of Arlene (Hurst) Martin, of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; Irvin, husband of Rachel (Hoover) Martin, of Shippensburg; and Christian Jr., husband of Edna (Shirk) Martin, of Hagerstown, Md; sisters: Elizabeth, wife of Melvin Wenger, of Denver; and Anna Mae, wife of Clarence Martin, of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; and a brother-in-law: Clarence, husband of Erla (Oberholtzer) Horst, of Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Marlene Martin; and sister: Mable Horst.

Funeral services were held May 11 at Groffdale Mennonite Church with Paul Nolt, Aaron Weaver, Galen Oberholtzer and Elam Ray Martin officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. To send a condolence, visit

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