Sara Louise Martin

January 15, 1926 ‒ April 21, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Sara Louise Martin, age 94, of Loudonville, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Danbury Woods in Wooster, Ohio after a period of declining health.

The Daughter of Herman and Sibyl (Gordon) Strang, she was born the fifth of seven children on January 15, 1926, in Millersburg, Ohio.  She attended school at Nashville until third grade when the family moved to Greer, Ohio.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1943 and married Glenn Junior Martin August 19, 1944.  They spent a few months in Texas where he trained with the Army before he was shipped overseas.

After WWII, she and Glenn purchased a farm in Drake’s Valley near Loudonville which they farmed together until his death in 1999.  She remained taking care of the farm until she was 92.  During the years she collected many arrowheads on the farm, loved picking up hickory nuts, and gardening.

Sara was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Loudonville.  She was involved in a number of community and church activities, including Nashville Grange, Farm Bureau, Red Cross Blood Mobile, Women of Zion, and Helping Hands.  She especially enjoyed playing cards throughout the years with her many friends.

Sara is survived by her daughter, Judy (Jim) Alexander; a son, Robert (Kathy) Martin; five grandchildren, Jeff (Elizabeth) Alexander, Jill (Chris) Wood, Mindy (Mike) Kidd, Joe (Rhonda) Alexander, and Robert Wesley (Tera) Martin; ten great-grandchildren, Madison (Luke) Willig, Mason Kidd, Sera, Anna and Dylan Martin, Cruz, Eden, and Daphne Alexander, Leeanne and Andrew Wood; two step-great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Rebekah Dorris; great-great-grandchildren, Kaylor, Karson, and Kamillia Willig; two sisters-in-law, Frances (Jim) Strang and Shirley (Glenn) Strang.

Along with her parents, Sara is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, six siblings, Lucille Payne, Jim, Bessie Heimberger, Ethel Toms, Glenn and John

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in Nashville Cemetery with Chaplain Ginger Pflueger officiating.

Contributions in Sara’s name may be made to:  Lifecare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH, 44691 or Helping Hand Food Pantry, PO Box 274, Loudonville, OH, 44842.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Sara’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Judy, Bob and all……sorry to hear of cousin Sara’s passing. She, Martha Harris and I such a nice visit at the Strang – Stitzlein reunion last year. I will miss her smiling face.

    Norma Stitzlein Snyder

    • Thank you so much. Hope all is well with you and family. Mom thoroughly enjoyed visiting at the reunion.

  • So glad we got to visit with Sara at last year’s Strang-Stitzlein reunion. She will be missed! Prayers for the family !

  • We were deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Sara’s passing. Judy & Bob – our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Judy and Bob,

    Ken and I thoroughly enjoyed our visits with your Mother
    over the past few years. We especially appreciated the family stories she shared with us. Her joy of life was inspirational.

    Dorothy Stitzlein

  • Words are never enough to convey my sympathies. May you find peace and strength in the days ahead through the love and caring of family and friends. My heart goes out to you. All your memories you have of her are treasures to carry with you always. Pat Plank

  • So sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories of aunt Sara. Spent time playing games at her home. Prayers for Bob and Kathy and jim and Judy. I know she’s on her way to heaven. Monna sparks

  • Bob and Judy,

    I enjoyed mowing the property for many years. When done, we would sit on the porch and Sara would recall memories of her family and life on the farm. I was fortunate to have her as a friend.

    Greg Henley

  • Judy and Bob was so sad to hear of Sara’s passing. Drakes Valley will never be the same without your Mom and Dad. So loved them. It saddens me to know Sara is gone. God has another Angel. God bless you in your loss. Sincere sympathy Irma Lance (neighbor

  • May you find peace and strength in the days ahead. Just remember she is always here with you – she is the wind in your face, the sunshine in the morning, the rain drops gently falling and the cardinals that come visit just when you need them.

    Peace be with you.

    Sandi Baney Keim