Sara Louise Martin
January 15, 1926 ‒ April 21, 2020
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