It is with a heavy heart and tear filled eyes that I post about the passing of my dear mother. In recent weeks her health had been slowly declining. She battled with high blood pressure for most of her adult life. We were seeking medical help from specialists but unfortunately ran out of time. She passed away on Feb. 17, 2013, joining my father. Our family is now dealing with an incredible sense of emptiness as we come to terms with our loss. We will move on, as she would want us to do. I am now rededicating my blog to my beloved parents. They both enjoyed all the things that I created and I loved telling them and showing them my latest projects. I will continue to share with them here.
Jeanne L. Martin, 78
AUG. 29, 1934-FEB. 17, 2013
Jeanne L. Martin (February 19, 2013)
Born Aug. 29, 1934, in Foxville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley G. and Pauline M. (Shuff) Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John Richard Martin, on March 9, 2011.
She was a 1952 graduate of Smithsburg High School.
She was employed over the years as a bookkeeper of Clara Frock of Thurmont, a teacher’s assistant at Smithsburg Elementary School, and was owner/operator of Ivy Hill Farm of Smithsburg.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Smithsburg, where she was a former Sunday school superintendent, Cavetown Homemakers Club and was a charter member of the Smithsburg Historical Society.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen Martin Lyon and husband, Charles, of Hampton, Va.; one son, John Steven Martin and wife, Karen, of Smithsburg; one brother, John William Earl Brown of Thurmont, Md.; one sister-in-law, Frances Jane Smith and husband, Dan, of Ijamsville, Md., and four grandchildren, Kristen Lyon, John Timothy Martin and fiancée, Kasie Stotler, Dana Lyon and John Justin Martin.
Services will be Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, with Pastor Virgil Cain and Pastor Richard Hembrock officiating. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 411, Smithsburg, MD 21783.