Mary E. Eby, 85

JAN. 23, 1927-OCT. 4, 2012

October 06, 2012

Mary Elizabeth (Martin) Eby, 85, a resident of Mennonite Fellowship Home at 12349 Huyett Lane in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Beans Cove in Clearville, Pa., passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the home.

Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel K. and Iva P. (Martin) Martin.

She was the wife of Harold Lehman Eby, who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2012. They were married March 6, 1946.

She was a homemaker.

Mary was a member of Flintstone Mennonite Church in Flintstone, Md.  

Mary is survived by  two sons, Donald R. Eby and wife, Linda, of Clearville, and Lauren E. Eby and wife, Esther, of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; three daughters, Ellen M. Martin and husband, Clifford, of Hagerstown, Esther L. Ruble and husband, Steven, of Woodville, Texas, and Elaine K. Miller and husband, James, of Hagerstown; 35 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Aletha E. Hostetter (husband, John, deceased) of Hagerstown, and Vesta L. Martin (husband, Carl,  deceased) of Greencastle, Pa.; and three brothers, Donald E. Martin (wife, Ellen, deceased) of Columbia, Md., Samuel W. Martin and wife, Elizabeth, of Hagerstown, and Elvin L. Martin and wife, Esther, of Millersville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eunice L. Petre (wife of Mahlon); and two grandsons, Lowell and Marvin Miller. 

The funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Flintstone Mennonite Church, Flintstone, with the church ministry officiating. A viewing will be one hour before the service. Burial will be at Flintstone Mennonite Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church, 17433 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, and from 6 to 9 p.m. at Adams Family Funeral Home P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Md.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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