Martha M.D. Hackman 91, 4-H, disaster relief volunteer

By on January 2, 2013

Martha M.D. Hackman, 91, formerly of Manheim, and Berks and Lebanon Counties, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis S. and Katie Rentschler Reber. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Hackman who died in 1996; her first husband was the late Myron S. Dubble who died in 1988.

In 1983, Martha retired from Sterling Drug Manufacturing in Myerstown; previously she was a teacher in a one room school house in Lebanon County. Martha was a member of the East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim; previously she was a member of the Cocalico Church of the Brethren and Heidelberg Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for 30 years.

She was a volunteer for two years with Brethren Volunteer Service in Mississippi and with disaster relief projects along the east coast of the U.S. She was president of Berks County Farm Women Group 2 and helped with Berks and Lebanon County 4-H Clubs. Her interests included sewing, quilting, crocheting, and flower gardening.

Surviving are two sons: Roger G. Dubble, of Spring Grove, Ill., Kean B. husband of Joan Hostetter Dubble of Elizabethtown; a son-in-law, Earl M. Moyer of Manheim: two stepsons: Richard husband of Bonadine Hackman, Robert F. husband of Janice Hackman; a stepson-in-law: Thomas Williams, all of Lititz; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is a son: Malcom Dubble; two daughters: Dona Moyer and Brenda N. Hess; a step-daughter: Betty Lou Williams; a granddaughter: Irene M. Dubble; a brother: Grant Reber; and three sisters: Mildred Wagner, Ruth Ziegler, and Mabel Krommes.

Services were held at the Heidelberg Church of the Brethren, Myerstown, on Dec. 29, with interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Those desiring may send contributions in Martha’s memory to Brethren Disaster Ministries, 601 Main Street, P.O. Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776-0188.

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Arrangements entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Inc., Manheim.

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