Martha Mae Trupe, 92, vegetable stand owner

By on March 14, 2013

Martha Mae Trupe, 92, formerly of Akron, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Caernarvon Township to the late Eli and Blanche (Storey) Good and was the wife of the late Alfred K. Trupe.

Martha was a member of the Trinity EC Church, Terre Hill, where she was in charge of the nursery for many years. She enjoyed knitting, making afghans, traveling and gardening. She ran a vegetable stand in Union Grove for many years.

Martha is survived by two sons: A. Eugene, husband of Jane W. (Moore) Trupe of Terre Hill; and Gary L., husband of Betsy (Wright) Trupe of Lincoln University; a daughter: Shirley A., wife of Larry Robinson of Intercourse; five grandchildren; four great grandsons; one great granddaughter; three brothers: Earl, husband of Pauline Good of New Holland; Raymond, husband of Ameda Good of Elverson; John, husband of Faye Good; three sisters: Kathryn Crills of Ephrata; Mildred Dissinger of Stevens; and Mabel Gulden of Wernersville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son: Edwin G. Trupe; three brothers: Paul, Lloyd and Wayne Good; and two sisters: Mary Fraim and Alice Ziemer.

A viewing was held March 14 at the Trinity EC Church, Terre Hill, followed by her funeral service with Pastor Al Hoffman officiating. Interment took place in the Center Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to the Trinity EC Church, 110 E. Main Street, Terre Hill, PA 17581.

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

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