Erma Martin, 63, known for her acts of service

By on September 26, 2012

Erma J. (Sensenig) Martin, 63, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at her residence after a nine year illness with cancer.

She was born in Lancaster to the late John and Mary (Nolt) Sensenig and was the wife of Ellis M. Martin. The couple celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this past Sept. 20.

Erma was a member of the New Haven Mennonite Church Mid Atlantic Conference. She will always be remembered for her generous heart and acts of service.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Rosalie, wife of James Good, of Mohnton; Regina, wife of Rodney Martin, of East Earl; Thomas, husband of Sheri Weaver, of Denver; John, husband of Janelle Fox, of Denver; Coleen, wife of Jason Brubaker, of Myerstown; and Benjamin, husband of Corrie Horst, of Denver; 12 granddaughters; 12 grandsons; and siblings: Anna, wife of Titus Burkholder; Noah, husband of Esther (Weaver) Sensenig; Barbara, wife of Paul Hursh; Ruth, wife of the late Paul Hoover; Frances, wife of Harlan Martin; John, husband of Pauline Sensenig; Evelyn Snyder; Milton, husband of the late Susan (Eberly) Sensenig; Melvin, husband of the Phoebe Sensenig; F. David, husband of Betty Sensenig; Verna, wife of Leon Burkholder; and Esther, wife of Lloyd Fox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson and a sister: Mary Etta, wife of Harlan Weaver.

Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at the New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz, with officiating ministry: Leroy Martin, Glenn Fox, Lynford Rutt and Amos Hurst. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

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