Mount Vernon News
  • Mary A. Martin

  • June 6, 2011

MARENGO — Mary A. Martin, 71, of Marengo passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, following a two-month illness.

She was born April 18, 1940, in Essex to the late Okie and Florence (Shillinger) Birchfield. For over 20 years Mary taught kindergarten through second grade and reading at Highland West Elementary.

Survived by her husband, James; son, Greg of Marengo; daughter, Emily (Jeffery) Mullaney of Raymond; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Barb) Birchfield; and Patricia (Ken) Cox.

Preceded in death by son, James “Rick” Martin; and half brothers, Joe (Betty) and Billy (Jane) Miller.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Brian Feathers officiating. Interment in Green Mound Cemetery.

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