Mary Ellen Martin, 91

Posted on May 9, 2013

Mary Ellen Martin, 91, of Vera Cruz, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Keenesburg, Ill., to James C. Lovellette and Mary M. Hedge Lovellette. She married Ervin O. Martin May 16, 1937, in Monroe. Her husband preceded her in death April 8, 1987.
Mrs. Martin attended Luckey School in Adams County. She was a homemaker.  She was a former member of the Ossian Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the former Mulberry Street Wesleyan Church in Bluffton. 
Surviving are two sons, Leroy (Carole) Martin of Decatur and Randy Martin of Toledo, Ohio; 10 daughters, Judy Mikesell of Bluffton, Brenda (Bob) Haddix of Bluffton, Marilyn Striker of Bluffton, Beverly (Norm) Espy of Warren, Carol Gish (companion Larry Davis) of Geneva, Kathy Martin of Bluffton, Sherry (John) Hacker of Huntington, Christine (Bryce) Schug of Bluffton, Lisa (Ron) Stewart of Bluffton, and Becky (Pat) Bennett of Warren; and 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Lovellette and James Lovellette, and three sisters, Florence Whittenbarger, Opal Peterson, and Pearl Brubaker.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with an additional hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Tim Miller will officiate at the funeral service.
Burial will be at the Vera Cruz Cemetery.
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