Mary <I>Dourte</I> Martin

Mary Dourte Martin

Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 2011 (aged 97)
Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Mary Dourte Martin, age 97, of Elizabethtown, Pa., and recently of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away peacefully on June 25, 2011. She was born on January 17, 1914, in Manheim, Pa.

She was the beloved wife of the late Roy W. Martin and the devoted mother of the late Barbara Grace (Ulery) of Springfield, Ohio, and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; of John D. Martin of Haddon Township, New Jersey; of JoAnne (Ramsbotham) of Melbourne, Australia; and of Suzanne (Moquin) of Elizabethtown, Pa. She was the loving grandmother to eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

She was the second child of Monroe Sharpe Dourte and Susie Brubaker Dourte of Manheim, Pa. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allon Dourte, and sisters, Ruth Musser and Grace Wolgemuth.

She graduated from Manheim High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Millersville University and a master's degree from Temple University.

She started teaching at age 19 in the Garfield one-room school near Mount Joy, Pa. She taught elementary school for 41 years, including 14 years in one-room schools, including Garfield, Mastersonville, and Hertzler's, and 27 years in the Donegal School District.

She was a lifelong, dedicated member of the Brethren in Christ Church.

During her married life, she lived on Market Street and Ridge Road in Elizabethtown, and on a farm a few miles outside of Elizabethtown and on a farm outside of Maytown.

She enjoyed entertaining, had a good sense of humor, loved to read, to sing hymns and to recite poetry. She also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and flower arranging.

A funeral service honoring Mary's life will be held at the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, 996 East High Street, Elizabethtown, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011. All are cordially invited to a luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall after the service.

Family and friends may call at the Miller/Sekely Funeral Services, 130 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011.

Interment will be at the Crossroads Brethren in Christ Church Cemetery, 800 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy, Pa., at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, July 9th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church.

Lancaster Sunday News 7/3/2011

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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 72513353
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