Anna R. Martin, 98

April 03, 2009

FEB. 13, 1911-APRIL 2, 2009

Anna R. Martin, 98, a resident of Mennonite Home, 13436 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday April 2, 2009, at the home.

Born Feb. 13, 1911, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Amos T. and Rhoda Mae Shank Showalter.

Her husband, Preston E. Martin, died May 7, 1978.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church of Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail L. Diller of Hagerstown; one son, Wayne E. Martin of Washington Court House, Ohio; two brothers, Adin Showalter of Greencastle, Pa., and Glenn Showalter, Marion, Pa.; sister, Mabel Martin of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by three sisters, Naomi Eby, Ethel Lehman and Mary Horst; two brothers, Preston Showalter and Paul Showalter; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Paradise Mennonite Church, Hagerstown. The Paradise Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour before the service Saturday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

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