December 18, 1932 - January 24, 2021
Shirley Joan Martin, 88, of Greencroft Goshen, Sycamore Court, died 3:50 a.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Goshen Hospital. She was born December 18, 1932 in Goshen, to S. Miles & Ida (Stahly) Pletcher. On May 5, 1951, she married Clarence Joseph Martin and he died Feb. 21, 2017. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, Seth (Vanessa) Tomchik, Jupiter, Florida, Elizabeth (Stuart) Thompson, Thompson Station, Tennessee, Andrew (Li-Shann) Tomchik, Coconut Creek, Florida, Reed Martin, Dallas, Texas, 5 great-grandchildren, Evan Martin, Lucas Martin, Jacob Grady, Jackson Thompson & Arya Starley Tomchik, son-in-law, Robert (Amelia) Tomchik, Florida, sisters-in-law, Helen Martin, Wakarusa and Kathryn Pletcher, Elkhart. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, Joe Martin, daughter, Starley M. Tomchik, son, Scott A. Martin, brothers, Virgil Pletcher & Paul Pletcher and a sister, Arlene Hartman. Shirley worked as an administrative assistant. Joe and Shirley moved around the country for Joe’s work. Shirley was very devoted to her husband and his ministry. She was currently a member of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, Goshen and a former member at The Chapel, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. The service will be livestreamed through the funeral home website, www.rrefh.com. Go to Shirley’s tribute page and click on photos and videos. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed per Elkhart County Mandate. Pastor Sandra Miller, niece, will officiate. Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church and The Chapel.
Shirley Joan Martin, 88, of Greencroft Goshen, Sycamore Court, died 3:50 a.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Goshen Hospital. She was born December 18, 1932 in Goshen, to S. Miles & Ida (Stahly) Pletcher. On May 5, 1951, she married Clarence... View Obituary & Service Information
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