Dolores "Dee" (Miller) Martin

Born: Wed., Apr. 18, 1928
Died: Fri., Sep. 14, 2018


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Dolores “Dee” Martin, 90, of Pioneer, Ohio passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hillside Country Living in Bryan. She was born on April 18, 1928 in Pioneer to Ed and Dinah Miller. She graduated from Pioneer High School and also from Fort Wayne International Business College. On June 27, 1948 she married Lowell Martin in Pioneer and he survives.

Dolores worked as an executive secretary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Bryan, Ohio. After retirement she worked part time with the United States Postal Service for 20 years in Pioneer. Dolores was an accomplished pianist and organist. The joy of her heart was teaching piano lessons in her home to children and adults, in addition to being the church organist at Pioneer Evangelical Mennonite Church and Solid Rock Community Church in West Unity for a combined 50 years.

Dolores enjoyed painting, sewing and interior decorating. She was a member of the Sesqui Study Club in Pioneer, the Northwest Ohio Art Guild and a Charter Member of Solid Rock Community Church in West Unity. She and Lowell enjoyed traveling and a favorite trip was on their 50th wedding anniversary, when they traveled to Europe.

Dolores is survived by her husband of 70 years, Lowell Martin; four children, Greg (Mary) Martin of Angola, Indiana, Diane (Chuck) Blakeman of Denver. Colorado, Debra (Rick) Thompson of Vonore, Tennessee and Todd (Laura) Martin of Bristol, Indiana; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Diller of Saline, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glenn and Harry Miller; and sister, Pauline Humphrey.

In honoring Mrs. Martin’s wishes, all services will be private. She will be laid to rest at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.

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Mitch Harper
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Dear Greg and Mary,

Dawn joins me in extending our condolences to you, your Dad, sisters, brother and aunt.

Your Dad's devotion is an example for others.

Sincerely,

Mitch and Dawn

Ed and Ann Kidston
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Lowell, and entire Martin family,
70 wonderful years, 4 great children and their spouses, loving grandchildren and great grand children. What a beautiful legacy.
We remember with joy Dee, and know she brought much joy and many memories to each of you. We pray that God will bind up your broken hearts and heal your wounds, always rejoicing in the day when all are reunited with her.
Our deepest sympathies, love and prayers,
Ed and Ann and family

Peggy and Wayne Schmucker
   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
Dear Lowell and family, What a great life you two had. 70 years together. We are sorry to read of her passing but celebrating with you on her “graduation” to heaven. Hilda Koch and I always ask each other if we ever see Lowell?. Love and prayers.

clarence wheeler
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
My prayers are with all of you. I remember Dee with great fondness. May you find peace and comfort knowing others are by your side at this time, and always. Clarence

Loralee Mercer
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
So many wonderful memories of my friendship with Dee. First at the old church in Pioneer and then the new church in West Unity. The last day we got ready for the first service she sat down at the organ to play and it brought us all to tears. So beautiful! Times spent there and on a weekend trip to Chicago with other ladies of the church. Fun times too! Sesqui Study Club committees working on programs, projects, and fund raising. Then our 3 mile walks every night before Ronnies illness. So we could eat a few more bites before our weight loss meeting. Especially her support and prayers for me during Ronnies illness. She was a wonderful friend and my last visit with her was a good one so I am so thankful I can remember her like that. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Terry R Hendricks
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Todd, Laura and the entire Martin Family:
So sorry to hear the passing of your mom. It is so difficult to lose a parent. I guess you believe they are invincible and will always be there.
My Deepest Condolences to each one of you.

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Bob and Ruth Martin
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
Lowell and family, We send our deepest sympathy in the passing of Dee. She was a lovely lady and a fine piano teacher to our girls! Can’t believe you were married 70 years, Lowell....amazing!! How blessed you all were.
I know she was never “at-home” her last few months, but she is now!! And for that we can rejoice through the tears. Hugs and prayers for you all. Love, Ruth and Bob

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