Clarence Horst Martin, 71

October 12, 2009

DEC. 5, 1937-OCT. 11, 2009

Clarence Horst Martin, 71, of 21904 Ringgold Pike, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Sunday, Dec. 5, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis S. Martin and the late Fannie Horst Martin.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Stouffers Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte M. Martin; three daughters, Sonja L. Diller and husband, Dale, of Chambersburg, Pa., Bonnie S. Horst and husband, Ray, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Jean M. Martin and husband, Jason, of Como, N.C.; three sons, Barry D. Martin and wife, Janice, of Smithsburg, Md., Terry L. Martin and wife, Sonya, of Hagerstown, and Ed R. Martin and wife, Gina, of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sisters, Louise Petre of Hagerstown, Lela Martin of Waynesboro, Rhoda Strite of Hagerstown and Ruth Martin of Hagerstown; one brother, Leroy H. Martin of Hagerstown; 27 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson Martin and Elmer Martin.

Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church, 17433 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, with the Stouffers Mennonite Church Ministry officiating.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Interment will be in Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Family would like to request the omission of flowers.

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