Martha E. Kohlhorst, 87, of 811 W. Jay St., St. Marys, died on Monday, July 22, 2013, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in St. Marys, the daughter of John and Edna (Clark) Weadock.
She married Marlin Kohlhorst on Aug. 14, 1943, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys. She and Marlin would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on that day.
She is survived by her children, Allyn (Gail) Kohlhorst of Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.; Lynn (Diane) Kohlhorst of Greenville, Marlene (Michael) Rutschilling of St. Marys; by five grandchildren, Mark (Melinda) Kohlhorst, Amy Kohlhorst, Jason (Tracy) Miley, Kendra Elshoff and Jennifer (Phillip) Perrotte.
She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Tannar, Mariah, Madison, Katelyn, Kamille, Parker, Sawyer, Emily and Megan.
Martha was preceded in death by her 10 brothers, Bernard, Lewis, Allyn, Walter, Thomas, Jerome, Philip, John, Vincent, and Paul Weadock; by one sister, Miriam Schallenberg.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and by one daughter, Mary Kohlhorst.
Martha was a 1943 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She had worked 12 years at the St. Marys Hardware Store.
Martha loved life and was a wonderful homemaker and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Martha and Marlin took great pride in their yard and flowers. They were charter members of the Tri-Square Dance Club. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki and Rev. Josh Andrew, officiants. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Martha’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.