Henry H. Martin, 92, farmer, Christian Aid volunteer, had 182 great-grandchildren

By on July 19, 2017

Henry H. Martin, 92, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at home.

He was born in West Earl Township to the late Titus B. and Emaline B. (Hoover) Martin, and was the husband of the late Luella S. (Groff) Martin, who passed away in 2008.

He was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. Henry was a farmer. He also worked for M & M Weaver and volunteered at Christian Aid Ministry.

Henry is survived by nine children: Ammon G., husband of Esther H. (Zimmerman) Martin, of Waterloo; Ira G., husband of Loretta M. (Martin) Martin, of Waterloo; Earl G., husband of Donna J. (Martin) Martin, of Ephrata; Esther Mae, wife of Raymond G. Zimmerman, of New Holland; Anna Mary, wife of John David Martin, of Grayson, Ky.; Florence G., wife of Weaver S. Fox, of Denver; Frances G., wife of James L. Hoover, of Lebanon; Vera, wife of Ronald W. Martin, of Newark, N.Y.; Emma Jane, wife of Kenneth R. Wenger, of Sauk Centre, Minn.; 62 grandchildren; 176 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Paul H., husband of Anna Mae (Weaver) Martin; three sisters: Emma H. Martin of Ephrata; Ida H., wife of the late David H. Wenger, of Ephrata; Etta H. Martin of Ephrata; and a sister-in-law: Mabel N., wife of the late Titus H. Martin, of Ephrata.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank H. and Titus H. Martin; and three sisters: Esther H., Anna H., and Ruth H. Martin; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held July 19 at Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church Cemetery, West Earl Township, with Bishop Curvin ZImmerman officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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