Martha (Schmehl) Coby

July 1, 1924 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Martha Coby, of Celina, Ohio died November 28, 2021 at the Gardens of Celina.


She was born July 1, 1924, the eldest of 8 children, to Louis Frederick and Marie Amanda (Hoffman) Schmehl.


She is survived by:


Daughter, Anita (Terry) Iliff  of Pennington Gap, VA

Daughter, Linda “Kate” (Roger) Rumpff  of Sidney, OH

Daughter, Angela (Curtis) Williams  of Celina, OH

Son, Stephen (Sherry) Coby  of Celina, OH

35 Grandchildren and 35 Great-grandchildren

Numerous great-great grandchildren

Sister, Dorothy Pfeffley

Sister, Jane Thomas

Sister, Louise Davis

Sister, Alice Carpenter

Sister-in-law, Dottie Schmehl

Sister-in-law, Dorothy Schmidt

Numerous nieces and nephews


She was preceded in death by her parents,  first husband Earl E. Martin; her second husband Wayne Coby; sisters Carol Raymond, Marjorie Steinecker and their spouses, and her brother Robert L. Schmehl.


She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Celina.


She loved to travel, was an avid walker, reader, bowler, and knitter.  She loved her garden and flowers.


Graveside services for Martha will be held September 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina. The Rev. Jeff Gramza will officiate the service.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys.

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Graveside Service
September 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Mercer Memory Gardens
5116 Mud Pike Road
Celina, OH 45822


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