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Joel Anthony Martin, 27

July 21, 2009

FEB. 26, 1982-JULY 18, 2009

MUNCIE, Ind. - Joel Anthony Martin, age 27, formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 18, 2009, after succumbing to complications of a bone marrow transplant and a long battle with leukemia at University Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Born Feb. 26, 1982, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Dwaine C. and Roberta A. (Moats) Martin of Chambersburg.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a graduate of Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. He was pursuing a Ph.D. in school psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

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He loved spending time in God's creation, hunting, hiking and fishing.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kristen (Denlinger) Martin; brother, Jonathan A. Martin of Frederick, Md.; sister, Kristin L. Martin of Chambersburg; grandparents, Charles and Evelyn (Hege) Martin of Chambersburg, and Fred and Maxine (Deneen) Moats of Hancock, Md. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Hilda L. Martin.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hollow Road, Hancock. Pastor Larry Weber will officiate. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 3001 S. Burlington Drive, Muncie.

Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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