Mary Martin, homemaker, Sunday School teacher

By on January 29, 2014

Mary M. Martin

Mary M. Martin

Mary M. Martin, 79, of Ephrata, formerly of Denver, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Fairmount Homes.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lloyd W. Martin.

Born in Ephrata Twp., she was the daughter of the late Henry B. and Lizzie (Martin) Hoover.

Mary was a homemaker, did babysitting and worked at Oregon Dairy for several years.

She was a member of Indiantown Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She also enjoyed working on embroidery, quilting and cooking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Leon, married to Resie Martin, Denver; Clair, married to Jackie Martin, Hunlock Creek; Elaine, married to Glenn Horning, Monmouth, Maine; Jay, married to Jeanette Martin, Denver and Darryl, married to Laurie Martin, Ephrata; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five siblings: Henry Jr., married to Mabel Hoover, Ephrata; Raymond M. Hoover, Ephrata; Emma, married to Amos Zimmerman, Ephrata; Edna Burkholder, Ephrata and Vera Martin, Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Hoover.

Her funeral will be held Jan. 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Indiantown Mennonite Church with Pastors Neal Crouse, Jay Weaver and Delmar Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel and at the church on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.

If desired, memorials may be sent to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522.

The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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