Mary Ann (Clapper) Martin

Born: Mon., Aug. 16, 1920
Died: Fri., May 18, 2018


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 22, 2018
Location: Pioneer

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 23, 2018
Location: Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church

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Mary Ann Martin, 97, of Pioneer passed away surrounded by her family on May 18, 2018 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan.  She was born on August 16, 1920 to the late Emery and Minnie (Flory) Clapper.  She was a graduate of Stryker High School, Fort Wayne International Business College, and was formerly employed by W.C. Heller Co., in Montpelier.  On July 18, 1943 Mary Ann married Stanley L. Martin in rural Bryan and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2016.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and always put others above herself.  She had a deep faith in God and was a lifelong member of Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren church in rural West Unity.  Mary Ann enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, traveling and spending winter months in Florida.

She is survived by four children, Carol Coats of Sugar Land, Texas, Robert (Ruth) Martin, Shirley Martin and Sharon Martin, all of Pioneer; eight grandchildren, Scott (Gretchen) Coats, Amy (Ray) Caywood, Melanie (Michael) Truong, Angela (Jon) Garnes, Shane (Erica) Martin, Cara (Brent) Sloan, Misty (Ethan) Stivers and Jason (Jenilea) Martin; twenty-four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maxine Martin of Archbold; and brother-in-law, Sylvan Jodry of Lima, Ohio.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, husband Stanley, son, Dr. Jerry Martin, sisters Olive June Jodry and Donna Belle Clapper, several infant sisters and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 22nd from 3-8 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church, 12091 County Road 16, West Unity, with Pastor Dennis St. John and Pastor Harley Flory to officiate. Interment with Pastor Tom St. John will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer. Donations can be made to the church or Hillside Country Living Activity Fund.

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Mark and Bobbie Mercer
   Posted Tue May 22, 2018
Bob and Ruth
so sorry for the passing of (Bobs mother) Gods comfort and peace be with the entire Martin family. we will be praying for you.
Love The Mercer Family

Marsha and Ron Baker
   Posted Wed May 23, 2018
Dear Carol, Bob, Shirley and Sharon,

So very saddened over the passing of your dear mother. She lived a good long life and we know you are blessed to have had her for so long. She was a real sweetheart. What a blessing to know you'll see her again. Praying for comfort and grace to cover you in these days of deep sorrow. God bless you and be near you as only He can do.

Joan & Howard Schafer
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
We are so sorry of your mom's passing. She lived a good life and so glad we got to meet her. We will miss seeing you twins. Life goes on and I'm sure you both will find that path of going on. Condolences are out to all your family.

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