Donna Lou Martin

January 23, 1935 ‒ December 30, 2013

Ashley, Ohio

Donna Lou Martin, age 78 of Ashley passed away Monday evening, December 30, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 23, 1935 in Mt. Gilead, she was a daughter of the late Omar and Mabel Hart. A graduate of Cardington High School in 1954, she was a lifelong area resident. Following graduation she married her beloved husband of almost 60 years Charlie Martin. Together they raised a wonderful family, worked the family farm, and raised horses.

For a brief time she worked at Ranco and Buehler’s. She enjoyed harness racing and working in her flower and vegetable gardens. For several years she operated Martin Farm’s Produce stand, growing and offering all types of vegetables and cut flowers. But she was happiest looking after and providing for the needs of her family.

In addition to her husband Charlie, she is also survived by children: Matt (Ann) of Washington, D.C., Mike (Lisa) of Richwood, Tom of Radnor, David Martin of Ashley, Sue (David) Neal of Pittsburg, PA, 9 Grandchildren, 5 Great-grandchildren, and sister Norma Squires of Marion.

She was also preceded in death by her sister Claudine Hart.

Friends may call 3-5 p.m. on Friday at the Bennett, Brown, Rodman & Snyder Funeral Home, 307 E. High St., Ashley, where services will follow Friday at 5:00 p.m. with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 81, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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