Melvin W Martin
Melvin W. Martin, 56, of Rutledge, Missouri, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at his residence in Rutledge, Missouri.
Mel was born on April 3, 1951, in Lititz, Pennsylvania, the son of Howard H. and Emma N. Weaver Martin.
On June 17, 1972, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Mel married Dorothy Jane Martin and two years later moved to Missouri.
Mel and Dorothy farmed for 12 years near LaBelle, Missouri before moving to Rutledge, Missouri to open Mel’s Garage and continued to operate the garage until his health forced his retirement.
Mel is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jane Martin of Rutledge, Missouri; a son, Sanford and his wife Christine Martin of Rutledge, Missouri; a daughter, Martha Rose and her husband Lewis Martin of Memphis, Missouri; three brothers, Howard Jr. and his wife Erla Martin of Lititz, Pennsylvania, Henry and his wife Margaret Martin of Lititz, Pennsylvania and Michael and his wife Vanita Martin of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Anna and her husband Elmer Wenger of Manheim, Pennsylvania, Mabel and her husband Alan Hoover of Ft. Barron, New York, and Grace and her husband Amos Horst of Edina, Missouri; four grandchildren, Melea and Trent Martin and Christopher and Colin Martin; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Martha Zimmerman, wife of Aaron Zimmerman.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. at the Millport Mennonite Church southwest of Rutledge, Missouri. A family service will be Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26, 2007, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri with the family receiving friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Luke Fox, Earl Oberholtzer, Carl Hoover and Abner Oberholtzer will officiate and burial will be in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery southwest of Rutledge, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.