Florence M. Martin, 86

JAN. 8, 1927-JULY 4, 2013

July 05, 2013

Mrs. Florence Means Martin, 86, of Thurmont, Md., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Homewood at Crumland Farms. She was the wife of the late Norman Martin.

Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Villisca, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Esther Windom Means.

Mrs. Martin was a member of Weller United Methodist Church, where she was very active, and also a member of the Women's Society.

She was a member of Thurmont Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Martin loved crafting and cooking, and she was a Girl Scout leader for many years.

Florence was a very loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Eileen Emswiler and husband, John, of Sykesville, Md., and Debbie Mann and husband, Tommy, of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Bill Martin, Dave and Dan Emswiler, Kim Swope and husband, Ryan, and Kristine Becker and husband, Bill; and great-grandchildren, Devin, Saianne, Vincent, Emma, Tommy and Lily. She will also be remembered by her former daughters-in-law, Darlene Martin Ward and Elaine Glynn Heinlein. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, William Bruce Martin; grandchildren, Donna Martin and Kevin Glynn; and her brothers, Donald, Max and Leland Means.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 8, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md., where services will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 10 a.m.

Interment will be at Colesville Cemetery, Colesville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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