Marvel “Marvie” Martin, 97, of Saint Marys, died 12:45 P.M. Monday, November 14, 2022, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 6, 1925, in Saint Marys, the daughter of Wilson C. and Bertha (Sampson) Mann.
She married Charles Persinger on November 14, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1985. She then married Sam Martin, and he, too, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons: Lynn (Dee Dee) Persinger of Saint Marys; Bruce (Toni) Persinger of Saint Marys. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren, and by a brother, Wilson “Bill” Mann of Largo, Florida.
She was preceded in death by both husbands and by her siblings Doris Crawford, Lois Roby Doenges and Carol Blakeley.
Marvie was a 1943 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. She retired after 30 years of service at Goodyear Saint Marys. Marvie enjoyed dancing in earlier days, bowling, and playing board games and cards, especially euchre.
She loved being with her family more than anything. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys, the Reverend Tim Benjamin, officiant.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either Grand Lake Hospice or the Wayne Street United Methodist Church Mission Fund. Friends may also call from 9:30-11:00 Saturday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to Marvie’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net