Willis Harlan Martin, Sr., aged 92 years, 6 months and 13 days, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at home. He was born October 18, 1926, in Ephrata, PA, the son of Daniel B. and Amanda M. Martin. He was married on November 27, 1948 to Esther (Weaver) Martin.
Willis moved with his family to Wellsboro, PA in April of 1967. He was a farmer and enjoyed relating to people. He was a member of the Stony Fork Mennonite Church.
He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, 4 sisters and 3 children, Maynard Luke, Ernest Ray and Lois Eileen, and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Esther (Weaver) Martin, of Wellsboro, PA; 11 children, Mary Ellen Martin, of Wellsboro, Anna Ruth Halteman (Richard), of Wellsboro, Kenneth J. Martin (Alverna), of Wellsboro, Willis Martin, Jr. (Lois), of Wellsboro, Joanne Martin, of Wellsboro, John Martin (Verna Mae), of Wellsboro, Esther Mae (Dwight) Hooley, of Angels Camp, CA, Daniel Martin (Marles), of Wellsboro, Carolyn Zimmerman (Clarence, Jr.), of Wellsboro, Janet Sandmann (Jason), of Ephrata, PA, and Joseph Burton, of Morris, PA; 46 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchilidren.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the Stony Fork Mennonite Church, 47 Stony Fork School Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Willis’ funeral service will be held on Monday, May 6, 10:00 a.m., at church, with burial to follow in the Stony Fork Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro. www.tusseymosher.com.
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