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Martha K. Kilmer Begly
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1917
Medina County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 2013
Wayne County
Ohio, USA

Martha K. Begly, 96, of Dalton, formerly of Orrville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2013, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community, Dalton, after a period of declining health.

She was born Oct. 29, 1917, in Seville, the daughter of John and Susanna (Burckhart) Kilmer, and was united in marriage to Norman D. Begly on Feb. 12, 1941, in Rittman. He passed away Oct. 8, 2011.

She was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother, and had worked as head cook at Glendora Nursing Home, near Wooster, for 15 years.

She was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville and participated in the Women's Sewing Group at the church. For many years she made quilts for her children, grandchildren, relief auctions and volunteered at the M.C.C. Thrift Store in Kidron.

Surviving are children, Karen (Terry) Cowan of Bend, Ore., Louise (Richard) Crilow of Fredericksburg, John (Doris) Begly of Smithville, and Merle Begly and his friend, Joanne, of Wooster; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Rodney Crilow; brothers, Edwin, Henry, and David Kilmer; and sisters, Emma Martin, Melissa Horst and Ruth Kilmer.

Services will be Monday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville, with pastors Doug and Miriam Zehr officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery, near Smithville.

Friends may call Monday morning from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500; Akron, Pa. 17501-0500; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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  Norman David Begly (1917 - 2011)*
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Oak Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery
Wayne County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Dec 13, 2013
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Martha K. <i>Kilmer</i> Begly
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 Added: Dec. 13, 2013

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