Reba M. Martin, 91, Darrenkamp’s worker, Hernley Mennonite member, Landis Homes volunteer

By on August 8, 2018

Reba M. Martin, 91, of Lititz, and formerly of Manheim, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Landis Homes.

Born in Strasburg, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Florence Lefever Dagen. Reba was the loving wife of the late Carl D. Martin, who died in June of last year. They were happily married for 69 years.

In her early years Reba helped her husband on the family farm in Penn Township; later she was employed by Richard M. Heagy Foods, several delis, and at Darrenkamp’s Market in Mount Joy. For over 70 years Reba was an active and faithful member of Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim, where she helped with Sunday school and Bible school. She also volunteered at the Columbia Re-Uzit MCC Thrift Shop, and Landis Homes. Reba was a kind, caring, and loving person with a life-long passion for her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons: Larry E., husband of Ruth Ann Hess Martin of Manheim; Leon L., husband of Diana Reichenbach Martin of Manheim; Marlin J., husband of Doris E. Kready Martin of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Jacob L., husband of Mabel Dagen of Lititz; and Lester L. husband of Evelyn Dagen of Willow Street.

Preceding her in death is a brother: Paul L. Dagen; and a sister-in-law: Lois Dagen.

The family would like to extend their thanks for all the loving care and support given to Reba by the staff of Landis Homes, and Hospice and Community Care.

Services were held Aug. 4 in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes. Interment will be private in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe sent in Reba’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543; or Hernley Mennonite Church, 746 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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