Martha E. Jolliff

November 17, 1919 ‒ October 29, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Martha E. Jolliff, age 97, of Marion, passed away Sunday morning, October 29, 2017, at the DeWolfe Place.

Martha was born in Marion, OH, on November 17, 1919, to the late Carl and Edith Smith. She graduated from New Dover High School in the class of 1937.

In 1938, Martha married the love of her life, George W. Jolliff. The two were united in Marysville, Ohio at the Springboro Baptist Church.

Martha was a devoted employee of Fulfillment Corp. as a printer. After 35 plus years, she retired at the age of 72.

As the longest living member, Martha attended the Trinity Baptist Church. She enjoyed the Holy Tears and her Sunday school class and was a member of the ladies club there.

A fan of sports, Martha enjoyed watching baseball, basketball, and football. She loved the Buckeyes even going to the 1976 Rose Bowl game. She would also watch the Indians and the Reds when they were on TV. In her earlier years Martha also liked to bowl in various leagues. Later in life she visited and enjoyed activities with her friends at the Senior Center.

Left to cherish her memory includes her children: Jeff Jolliff of Richwood and Debra (Barry) Neagles of Marion; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jolliff of Delaware; grandchildren: David (April) Boblenz, Kristi (Dustin) Feliciano, Kelly (Adam) McMahan, Jeremy (Amanda) Jolliff, Matt Jolliff, Brad (Clair) Jolliff, and Jessica (Jay) Wampler; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son: Roger L. Jolliff, grandson: Chris Jolliff, and sisters: Helen L. Hull and Carol Jean Bowdre.

Her family will greet friends on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Trinity Baptist Church from 4 to 7 PM. A service to celebrate her life will be held there on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 11 AM with Elder Phil Harbolt officiating. Burial will follow in Claiborne Cemetery in Richwood.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Trinity Baptist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Martha’s family and your fond memories and condolences may be shared with them via

  • Dear Jolliff family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Martha. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

  • Sadden to hear about Martha. Hadn’t seen her in years, thought of her often. Worked with Martha and Fran for years at Fullfilment. I was one of younger girls that came in much later. I remember both of them as being the sweetest ladies there. So sorry for the family’s lost, truly lost an angel. May the Lord comfort you all at this time.

    Kaye Lyles

  • So very sorry for your loss, I hadn’t seen Martha for years, but remember spending much time with her and her family when I was a kid. Martha was a very strong and loving person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    Thinking of the family,

    Sally Ballard Glover

  • Please accept my sincere condolences. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Martha at family gatherings and reunions. Many, many years ago we had a family “card playing club”.. many fun games.
    I’m sure all the family has many fond memories.
    Nancy Rider (Daughter in law of Pauling Jolliff Rider)

  • I am so sorry to learn of Martha’s death and wish to express my condolences to her entire family. Unfortunately I did not know that she had died until today.

    Martha was always a very caring and pleasant individual and I can remember her and my sister Lelia Cunningham visiting with her and Helen over the years.

    May she rest in peace.