Clara Martin Obit Kokomo Tribune 28 Oct 1953
. . repeatedly laymen, MBS. JOSEPH MARTIN GREENTOWN (Tribune Area Special)--Mrs.' Clara Martin, 72, vife of Joseph Martin, died at S p. m. Tuesday at her home,- own R. R. 2, after an illness of :our years' duration. The deceased was born Sept. 1881 on the Howard County farm where she died and where all of ife had been spent, except for years immediately following her marriage. Her parents were Samuel Samuel and Lydia (Shrock) Slabaugh. Mrs. Martin was a member of 3oward-Miami Mennonite Church. Surviving are the husband, to fhom she was married Feb. 16, 1907, and nine children, Ruth and Elosella at home;* Laurel and Melvin Melvin Martin and Mrs. Beulah Powell, Powell, all. of Greentown R. B.. 2; Wilard Martin, Bremen R. R.' 1; Velma Litwiller, Goshen R. R. 4; Raymond Martin, Kokomo R. and Mrs. Inez Litwiller, Morton, 111. One son is deceased. There are 23 grandchildren and three the deal of great grandchildren. She leaves also four brothers sister, John'- Slabaugh, Goshen R." R. 4; Dr. J. S. Slabaugh, Nappanee; Niles Slabaugh, Kokomo R. R. 4; Albert Slabaugh, Alto, Mich, and Mrs. Lydia Birkey, Amboy R. R. 1. . Â· , Funeral services will be held 2 p. m. Friday at the Howard-Miami Howard-Miami Mennonite Church with Manuel Manuel Hochstetler and Anson Horner officiating. Interment will be in Shrock Cemetery. ' The body will be taken from the Mast Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call after 6 Wednesday.