Esther M. Martin, 80, EHS grad, active at Weaverland Mennonite, enjoyed monologuing

By on January 10, 2018

Esther M. Martin, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Honey Brook, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Garden Spot Village.

Born in Ephrata, she was a daughter of the late Aaron and Emma (Martin) Sensenig. She was married 60 years on Feb. 23 to Wilmer E. Martin.

Esther was a 1955 Ephrata High School graduate and a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Ladies Sunday School class and the Church Sewing Circle. She also enjoyed presenting monologues, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children: Nelson R., married to Carol (Leaman) Martin of Honey Brook; Michael J., married to Cheryl (Gingrich) Martin of New Holland; Lyndell J., married to Donald R. Good of Ephrata; and Steven D. and Anna Mary (Esh) Martin of New Holland; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother: Earl M., married to Dorothy (Burkholder) Sensenig of Akron; and a sister: Anna Mary, wife of the late Christian Sauder of Landis Homes, Lititz.

Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 East Earl with Brian Martin, Nevin Hurst, and C. Kenneth Martin officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557; or to Drilling for Life, 266 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, PA 17569.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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