Elizabeth B. Oberholzer, 92

March 23, 2011

OCT. 16, 1918-MARCH 22, 2011

Elizabeth B. Martin Oberholzer, age 92, a resident of Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Pa., died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in the Menno Haven Nursing Center.

Born Oct. 16, 1918, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Leroy S. and Ida (Ebersole) Martin.

She had worked as a cook at the Cedar Ridge Children's Home of Williamsport, Md. and Cove Valley Camp near Mercersburg.

Elizabeth was an active member of the Salem Ridge Mennonite Church near Greencastle.

Her first husband, Eston D. Martin, died in 1978, and her second husband, Clifford C. Oberholzer, died in 2005.

Surviving family are a son, Benjamin L. and wife, Janet  Martin, of Mercersburg; two daughters, Mary L. Martin, Greencastle, and Shirley (Routzahn) and husband, Clair Hege, Stockbridge, Ga.; two stepsons, Kenneth E. Oberholzer, Chambersburg, and Richard D. Oberholzer, Greencastle; stepdaughter-in-law, Doris Oberholzer, State Line; five sisters; three brothers; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Delmar Martin; a stepson, Robert L. Oberholzer and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. from the Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, 411 Pensinger Road, Greencastle, with the Revs. Galen Lehman and Roger Martin officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Hwy., Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

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