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Martha M. Eckstine, 73

-JAN. 19, 2012

January 20, 2012

Martha Mae Eckstine, 73, died Jan. 19, 2012. Formerly of Hagerstown, Md., she was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Harriet Draper of Fairplay, Md.; two sisters, Hazel Draper and Irene Phillips; and five brothers, Earl, Emory, Albert, Wayne and Glen Draper. 

Mrs. Eckstine was a 1956 graduate of Boonsboro High School, Boonsboro, Md., and a retired secretary with the Department of the Navy.

Survivors include her husband, Robert F. Eckstine; two daughters, Tonya Lamb and husband, Brian, and Kimberly Kanash and husband, James; one son, Robert Eckstine and wife, Julie; eight grandchildren, Katy, Daniel, Suzanne, Jonathan, Eric, Christopher, Chelsey and Heather; three sisters, Launa Mellot and husband, Lyle, of Boonsboro, and Norma Zeger and Mary Deike of Hagerstown; four brothers, Melvin Draper and wife, Abbie, of Sharpsburg, Md., Robert Draper of Baltimore, Roger Draper of Hagerstown, and Terry Draper and wife, Kim, of Hagerstown; four sisters-in-law, Olive Draper of Fairplay, Shelva Draper of Hagerstown, Ellie Draper of Virginia, and Lois Eckstine Beck of Hagerstown.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, 2690 Bridge Road, Suffolk, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vascular ICU at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Please send donations to Sentara Health Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, #308, Norfolk, VA 23502.

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