Naomi Irene Martin, 86, registered nurse, Landis Homes volunteer, enjoyed Scrabble, quilting, tennis

By on March 15, 2017

Naomi Irene Martin, 86, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at Landis Homes.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Ralph and Martha (Sauder) Mohler, and was the wife of the late Phares Gehman Martin.

She was a member of Alive Church, Ephrata.

Naomi was a registered nurse and a secretary for Martin and Mohler Inc. She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1948, and LGH School of Nursing in 1951. She was an avid quilter and a competitive Scrabble and tennis player. She enjoyed volunteering at Landis Homes and Meals on Wheels, and loved going to the beach at Long Beach Island, N.J.

Naomi is survived by a son: Christopher Joel, husband of Theresa (Carsello) Martin, of Lititz; three daughters: Patty Sue Martin of Lancaster; Debra Ann, wife of Robert Rissler, of Denver; Amy Louise, wife of Dwight Gold, of Hagerstown, Md.; 11 grandchildren: Yahna, wife of David McFalls, of Ephrata; Erik, husband of Cara (Zachary) Woodland, of Washington Boro; Keith, husband of Sarah (Sturgill) Woodland, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Katrina Spraglan of Enola; Jamie, wife of Matthew Rothman, of Wayne; Allie, wife of Connor Whitesel, of Stafford, Va.; Travis Gold of San Jose, Calif.; Mehgan Pleasant of Bronx, N.Y.; Kayleigh McRae; Sawyer Martin; and Brigham Martin; all of Lititz; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister: Ann Zimmerman of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Earl Mohler.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m., at the Alive Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, with Pastors Peter Cook, Jeffrey High, and Jack Scandrett officiating. Family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Naomi’s memory may be made to Tabor Community Services, P.O. Box 1676, Lancaster, PA 17608-1676.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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