Ruth M. Martin, 90

December 24, 2008

OCT. 3, 1918-DEC. 22, 2008

Ruth Malinda Martin, 90, of Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Mennonite Fellowship Home.

Born Oct. 3, 1918, in Hanover, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Maggie Diller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Shank Martin Sr.

She assisted her husband, who was pastor of Mount Airy (Md.) Mennonite Church. She also was active in Martin Electric, established by her husband.

She is survived by one daughter, Esther L. Kline of Mount Airy; one son, Irvin S. Martin Jr. of Mount Airy; one foster son, William Boyd of New Holland, Pa.; one foster brother, Harvey Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ethel M. Campbell; and two sisters, Naomi Martin and Esther Martin.

A service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Airy Mennonite Church. Her nephew, Roger Martin, and two grandsons will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mount Airy.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Olive Mennonite Church, Maugansville. A viewing will be Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Mount Airy Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Airy Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 1027, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Arrangements are by Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, Damascus, Md.

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