Thursday, June 7, 2012

Edna D. Martin (June 7, 2012)

Edna D. Martin, age 94, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Versailles Health Care Center. She was born on June 14, 1917 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Gust W. & Emma (Sander) Deubner.

Edna is survived by her son, Larry D. Martin of Versailles, Ohio; grandchildren, Carolyn K. Martin and husband Tim Kleunder and Diane E. McGuire and husband Doug; great grandchildren, William and Wesley Martin, Kayla, Hayden and Mara McGuire; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer D. Martin whom she married on June 14, 1941; daughter in law, Marilyn Martin; sisters, Esther Davis, Alice Bingham, Clara Kruckeberg, and Doris Graff; brothers, Fred Deubner and Bill Deubner.

Edna was the store manager for Martin’s Department Store in Versailles for 34 years before retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for over 50 years and was involved in the Lutheran Church Women’s organization, Sunday School Teacher and was the first lady on the church council. She was also a member of the Versailles Council of Churches for 10 years were she served as the treasurer, Order of the Eastern Star, Quest Club, she delivered Meals on Wheels and was a Cub Scout Den Mother.

There will be a service held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 East Wood Street, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Akins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 3-6 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Life Squad. Condolence for the family may be sent to