MARTIN, Susannah - Went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in her 102nd year, at Chartwell Elmira Long Term Care.
She was the youngest of nine children born to Elias and Barbara (Brubacher) Martin in their farmhouse near Wallenstein on November 21, 1914.
On August 25, 1935 she married Urias Martin and together they raised a family of six: Grace (Ewald) Frede, Murray (Shirley) Martin, Gladys (the late Dave) McClurkin, the late Marjorie (Gord) Smith, Stanley (the late Peggy) Martin, and the late Dorothy (Emmanuel) Kuepfer.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1999. Susannah brought such love and happiness into the lives of her children, 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
As a teenager she committed her life to following Jesus and remained vibrant in her faith. She loved the outdoors, life on the farm and tending her garden. Beautiful paintings and hand-stitched quilts evidenced her creativity. She has left a wonderful, positive impact for good on so many throughout her life.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger funeral home, Elmira. Please join our family on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. for a Celebration of Life service and refreshments at Woodside Bible Fellowship, 200 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira. A private burial will take place prior to this.
As expressions of sympathy, gifts may be made to Woodside Bible Fellowship or The Gideons.