Miriam H. Martin, 88

May 19, 2010

OCT. 25, 1921-MAY 17, 2010

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Miriam H. Martin, 88 years, of 2450 State Line Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died at 1:25 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home.

Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Brickerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Christ S. and Anna (Hernley) Risser.

She was a member of Reiff's Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. Her husband, Seth B. Martin, died in 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hazel R. Hostetter, Waynesboro, Pa.; two sons, Elam R. Martin, Greencastle, Pa., and Simon R. Martin, Waynesboro, Pa.; one daughter-in-law, Lois E. Martin, Waynesboro; two sisters, Arlene H. Risser and Esther H. Ebersole, both of Lebanon, Pa.; two brothers, Clarence H. Risser and Paul H. Risser, both of Lititz, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; and 81 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lena R. Martin, in 1951; a son, Harlan R. Martin, in 1995; three sisters, Edna H. Sauder, Ruth H. Risser and Luella H. Ebersole; one brother, Samuel H. Risser; one granddaughter; and and one great-grandson.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, in Reiff's Mennonite Church, with the Reiff's Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, and one hour before services Friday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md.

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