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Marian Martin

Marian D. Martin (Hornberger)

Saturday, July 7th, 1928 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Marian D. Martin, 91, of Ephrata, formerly of Akron, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Mohnton to the late Margaret Zerr and was the wife of the late Lynn R. Martin who passed away in 2017.

She was a member of Grace EC Church, Akron, where she was a long serving member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher, a youth group leader and prayer meeting leader.

For most of her life, Marian was a homemaker. She previously worked for Faerie Silk Mills and Tiny Tim Dinette, both in Shillington. She was a volunteer at ECC Retirement Community, Myerstown, for 30 years, a reading tutor at Akron Elementary and an Ephrata High School Band Aide. She enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. She was known for her servant's heart and was a mentor for many, always cooking meals and helping those in their time of need.

Marian is survived and will be lovingly missed by two sons, Jeffrey L., husband of Dawn (Wenger) Martin of Ephrata, Bruce R. Martin, spouse of John Haney of Lancaster; a daughter, Susan D. Martin of Akron; four grandchildren, Matthew, husband of Shanon Martin, Mark, husband of Katie Martin, Michelle, wife of Cesar Santiago, Shane, husband of Kylie Weaver and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved grand-puppy, Pebbles.

A viewing will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 10 to 11 AM at the Grace E.C. Church-Akron, 101 N. 7th Street, Akron, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Leslie Cool officiating. Interment will be private in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.

The family would like to acknowledge and extend our heartfelt thanks to the loving and compassionate caregivers at Ephrata Manor who for the past two years have made our mother feel at home and went the extra mile over these past two months. The family also appreciates the extra care and support received over the past weeks from the caregivers at Hospice and Community Care.

If desired, memorial contributions in Marian's memory may be made to Grace EC Church, Akron, PO Box 235, Akron, PA 17501 or Ephrata Manor Benevolent Fund, 99 Bethany Road, Ephrata, PA, 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Grace EC Church, Akron
    101 N. 7th St.
    Akron, PA 17501
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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Grace EC Church, Akron
    101 N. 7th St.
    Akron, PA 17501
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  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery, Shillington
    Address not given
    Shillington, PA 19607
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David Hornberger

Posted at 02:54pm
To the Martin family (especially my pastor friend, Jeff): I want to send condolences from my side of the Hornberger family. I am the son of David Hornberger, Sr. My wife Elaine and I were missionaries to Africa. We are now living in retirement at the Africa Inland Mission's retirement center in Florida. Like Jeff, I am ordained by the Evangelical Congregational Church. During my ministry I got to know both Marian, her husband, and her son, Jeff. Often I enjoyed speaking at Marian's church in Akron at missionary meetings. I admire Jeff and count him a great friend. I wish I could have gotten to know, you, the rest of the Martin family, but I'm sure there will be a great heavenly reunion as we heed the wonderful words of John 3:16. Asante Sana!

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Posted at 01:19pm
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Teri Goshert

Posted at 06:22pm
I will truly miss Marian, she will always be in our hearts. I will always remember and treasure her sweet singing voice

Ruth Ann Weaver

Posted at 06:21pm
So sorry to learn if your loss. Many fond memories of dinners and dominoes with your parents. Marian was so devoted to her church. We unfortunately are in Maine and will ne unable to be with you for her service.
Bruce and Rith Ann

So sorry to learn of your loss. We haven't found Morris of dinner and dominoes with your parents. Marian was truly devoted to her church. Unfortunately we are in Maine and will be unable to attend her service. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bruce and Ruth Ann


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Posted at 09:34am
Bruce - A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.
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