Martha Irene Doland

January 30, 1927 ‒ June 17, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Martha Irene Doland, 90, of Delaware passed away Saturday morning, June 17, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

She was born January 30, 1927 in Delaware to the late Merrick and Carrie Irene (Hoffman) Burroughs. On July 3, 1948, she married George Doland and they recently celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Martha worked 50 years for the Delaware City Schools and was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Delaware where she served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. An avid gardener, she enjoyed all flowers but especially was fond of her 52 hydrangeas.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, George; daughter Candace (Steve) Hughes of Apache Junction, Arizona; grandchildren, Darcy Hughes of Arizona, Tyler Elmendorf of Atlanta and Andrew Elmendorf of South Carolina; sister, Barbara Ross of Delaware; nieces, Cheryl Ross of Columbus, Carla Ross of California, Danielle Burroughs, Barbara Fathbruckner, Bev Gould, Brenda Jenkins and Bobbi Carter all of Delaware and Jennifer Fathbruckner of Ashley; nephews, Mike Ross of Ostrander and Donald Burroughs of Delaware.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her daughter Teresa, her sister Doris Kinne and 3 brothers Robert, Daniel and Thomas Burroughs.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where celebration of life services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Patricia Stout officiating.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Doland family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 73 West Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015.

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  • Oh Georgie, I am saddened to read of Martha’s passing. Wow. You two have been like Peanut Butter and Jelly for what? 70 years? Your life will be forever changed, you sweet, dear man.
    One consolation, she is now with Teresa! She missed her and yearned for her soooo much.
    I remember how we caused her so much grief….skipping school, drinking Cherry Vodka at your kitchen table ( and getting caught!) running over the mailbox and even as we grew older and became Moms ourselves Teresa and I still enjoyed a good party.
    Martha endured all of this quietly.
    I also remember her meatloaf sandwiches at the Brown Jug races! She loved clothing and was always dressed to the “nines.”
    Whatever you need, give us a ring. 740-816-3491. We love and care about you.

    Best Love,
    Beth and Archie Trigg