Paul M. Martin, 77, farmer, father of eight, attended Springville Mennonite Church

By on June 29, 2016

Paul M. Martin, 77, of Stevens, entered into rest Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at his residence.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Edwin S. and Elizabeth W. (Martin) Martin, and was the husband of Susan B. (Zimmerman) Martin, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

A farmer, he was a member of Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by a stepmother: Eva (Martin) Garman of Denver; three sons: Walter, husband of Wilma (Zimmerman) Martin, of Stevens; Harold, husband of Angie (Martin) Martin, of Reading; Richard, husband of Mabel (Weaver) Martin, of Reinholds; five daughters: Jane, wife of Arnold Sensenig, of Stevens; Rachel, wife of Kenneth Weaver, of Wooster, Ohio; Carol, wife of Gary Zimmerman, of Ephrata; Marie, wife of Brian Weaver, of Manheim; Julia, wife of Merle Hurst, of Robesonia; 46 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers: John Martin of Ephrata; Elvin, husband of Lois Martin, of Lititz; four sisters: Elizabeth, wife of Amos Nolt, of Peach Bottom; Florence, wife of Harry Mast, of Broadway, Va.; Anna, wife of Ivan Weaver, of Barnett, Mo.; Lydia, wife of Edward Good, of Ephrata; two sisters-in-law: Etta Martin of Holtwood and Lorraine Martin of Manheim.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Eva Martin; two brothers: Edwin and Samuel Martin; and a sister-in-law: Verna Martin.

Services were held June 28 at Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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