Deaths of local interest – Reported Nov. 12, 2014

By on November 12, 2014

Earl R. Martin, 84, of Narvon, died Nov. 6 at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. A son: Harry (married to Anna Mae Martin); and a daughter: Louella (married to Randy Nolt), live in Reinholds.

John Elam Martin, 74, of Newmanstown died Nov. 4 in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. His siblings: Amos, Miriam and Laverne, live in Denver. Sister Anna Mae lives in Reinholds.

Ruth I. Rineer, 96, of Leola, died peacefully Nov. 7 with her loving family at her side. Ruth was retired from Community Hospital of Lancaster where she worked in the admissions department for many years. She was the oldest member of the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church, Leola, where she formerly served as church organist. She was an avid, lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan. Her son, George, husband of Saundra, lives in Ephrata.

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