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Ruth E. Martin

d. April 7, 2016

Meadville, Pennsylvania - Ruth Eileen Martin, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Wesbury United Methodist Community, where she'd been a resident for the past few years. She and her husband of sixty-seven years, Alan, are together again at last. She was born on May 18, 1926 in Canton, Ohio, a daughter of Grace (Karr) and Ray Vernon Osborne. Formerly of Andover, Ohio, Mrs. Martin was a 1944 graduate of Williamsfield School. On November 19, 1945 she married Alan C. Martin. Mrs. Martin attended the First United Methodist Church of Andover, and was a member of the Andover Christian Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking having made the best pies in the world. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alan C. Martin; her step-father, Paul Chambers and two sisters, Georgia Calhoun and Florence Fish. Survivors include two daughters, Holly A. Martin of Meadville, Pennsylvania and Penny L. Martin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two sons, Terry A. (Vicki) Martin of Edinburg, Texas and Timothy R. (Brenda) Martin of Atlanta, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Alan, Annette, Todd, Kerrie, Robert, Randi, Caleb and Cadi and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 181 S. Main St., Andover, OH, with Rev. Ric Harvel officiating. A private interment will take place in Williamsfield Center Cemetery, Williamsfield, OH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wesbury Foundation, C/O Benevolent Care Fund, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, PA 16335. Arrangements handled by Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover, Ohio, with an online guestbook available at

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Williamsfield Cemetery

Williamsfield OH


Monday, May 9 2016
1:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Andover
181 S. Main St.
Andover OH 44003

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