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Monday, March 24th, 2008
Esther Martin
Esther Grace Martin, 87, 203 E. Oak St., Celina, died March 23, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Mendon, to Frank and Clara Tigner Griggs. Her first husband of 30 years, Cail Reedy, is deceased. On June 6, 1969, she married Walter Martin, who died June 11, 1983.
Survivors are a son, Dennis Reedy, St. Marys; three daughters, Judy Krugh and Linda (Donald) Hays, all of Rockford, and Ronda Winget, Pennville, Ind.; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Fred and Billy Reedy; a daughter, Bonnie Carroll; a brother, Lawrence Griggs; and six sisters, Lily Brown, Opal Protsman, Ruth Fry, Mary Kable, Gladys Stultz and Marie Burch.
She was a homemaker, a member of Abounding Grace Church, Celina, and the Golden Heirs of the church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Rick Brosher officiating. Burial is at Mercer Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Abounding Grace Church or the Mercer County Council on Aging.
Condolences can be sent to dick.hellwarth@verizonmail.com.
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