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Alta Martin

Alta B. Martin

Monday, July 28th, 1930 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Alta B. Martin, 89, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Fairmount Homes Inc.

She was born in Martindale to the late Frank and Lydia (Burkholder) Hurst and was the wife of Stanley Martin with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

She was a member of Dove Westgate Church, Ephrata, She was a seamstress for Sight and Sound Studios for 18 years and was a volunteer marriage counselor with her husband, Stanley, for Abundant Living Ministries.

In addition to her husband, Alta was survived by four sons, Philip L., husband of Doris (Breckbill) Martin of Lititz, Dale, husband of Jaqueline (Gerhart) Martin of Ephrata, Jay S., husband of Gloria (Wenger) Martin of Clay, and Steven, husband of Carolyn (Gerlach) Martin of Lititz; four daughters, Pamela, wife of Kenneth Ebersole of Beverly, MA, Rose Martin of Lancaster, Judy, wife of Leslie Groff of Ephrata, and Audrey, wife of Barry Miller of Ephrata; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul, husband of Anna Mary Hurst of Martindale; a sister, Lydia Hoover of Womelsdorf; and a half-brother, Ivan, husband of Mary Hurst of Ephrata, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Noah and Frank Hurst; sisters, Emma Horning, Katie Horning, Esther Martin, and Mary Martin.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. A later memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Ephrata/Akron.
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Jackie & Dan Hagy

Posted at 08:17am
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Alta, yet celebrating with her family and friends her life and her arrival home to be with Jesus and all the saints who have gone before her. Dan and I shared Small Group with Alta & Stanley for approximately 20 years. She was a great prayer warrior! We loved to be in prayer with her because she prayed with such compassion, humility, caring, and love for all of God's creation. Her lovely relationship with Jesus just oozed out of her. She had amazing insights and wisdom and shared so generously. And her wit...she had a subtle wit which was so often just hilarious! We dearly loved Alta and have so many, many wonderful memories of times spent together with Alta and Stanley and their beautiful family. To all of the Martins, we pray that the joy that Alta is now experiencing in heaven will give you comfort, and may God bless your hearts with His perfect peace. Fondly, Dan & Jackie Hagy

Judy Groff Posted at 04:02pm

Thanks so much for sharing Dan and Jackie!

Sharon Eberly

Posted at 01:56pm
Alta was a loving, caring person. Always positive & encouraging. We were in small group together for many years & loved being around her. She had sound advice to pass on, wisdom from her God. What a woman of faith! We loved her exceedingly. Martin family, you have our sympathy in your loss. Lester & Sharon Eberly

Judy Groff Posted at 04:04pm

Thanks for posting Sharon!

janis Dorward

Posted at 02:11pm
I loved Alta! My most vivid memories was during our noon-time prayer at DOVE WESTGATE. She would always raise a Hallelujah or voice "Praise the Lord". Her love for Jesus and people was unmatched. Sweet memories and she's dancing on the streets of Gold!
Jan Dorward

Judy Groff Posted at 04:05pm

Thanks for taking the time to post Janis. It is appreciated!

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