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April 6, 2006

(12/26/1945- 3/25/2006)

Henry O. Martin, 60, of Arbela, died March 25, 2006, at the San Martin Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.

He was born the son of Moses W. and Lizzie (Oberholtzer) Martin on December 26, 1945 in Lebanon County, PA.

Henry married the former Ella Wenger Zeiset on March 11, 1967. She survives.

Henry was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. The Martins moved to Missouri in 1974. Henry was a retired dairy farmer who in later years became renowned for his honey distribution business. As his health began to deteriorate, his family greatly admired the way he demonstrated and managed in quiet suffering against his pain.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Leland; one grandson; three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Wenger Martin of the home; children, Marilyn and husband Charles Zimmerman of Arbela, Doris and husband David Martin of Rutledge, Merle and wife Paula Martin of Athens, WI, Mary Ella and husband Lewis Burkholder of Baring, and Vernon and wife Sarah Martin of Athens, WI; brothers, Raymond and wife Verna Martin of Denver, PA, Willis and wife Edna Martin of Arbela, Irvin and wife Ella Mae Martin of Lebanon, PA, Rueben and wife Joann Martin and Mose and wife Anna Mary Martin, all of Myerstown, PA; sisters, Elsie and husband Ben Shirk of Middleburg, PA and Erma and husband Ivan High of Gorin; a mother-in-law, Annie W. Zeiset of East Earl, PA; and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 30, 2006, at the home and at the Northview Mennonite Cemetery in Scotland County. Officiating the services were Abner Oberholtzer, Nelson Martin, Edwin Horst, and Carl Hoover. Burial was in the Northview Mennonite Church Cemetery, Scotland County.

Condolences may be sent to Mr. Martinís family via email at

Arrangements were handled by Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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