Martha Gene Wilson
March 21, 1936 - June 3, 2016
Martha G. Wilson, 80, of Creston, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at Brookdale in Wooster following a brief illness.
Martha was born March 21, 1936 at home in Marshallville to the late Robert C. and Genevieve (Taylor) Wertz and was a graduate of Smithville High School. She married James Harry Wilson on March 4, 1956 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and their 80th birthdays with a family celebration. Prior to her marriage Martha worked for the Etling Window Division of Weather-Seal in Orrville and while Jim was in the service she went to California and worked at the Barstow Police Dept. in the office later joining him in Hinesville, GA when he was recalled. She was a homemaker and a school bus driver for Norwayne Local Schools for nearly 20 years.
From the age of twelve, Martha played the piano and later the organ for her church in Marshallville and after her marriage, she played the organ at Wayne Presbyterian Church in Wooster where she was a member for the past 60 years.
Surviving are her husband James; children, Vicky (Vaughn) Puster of Lakeville, Genevieve (Brian) Jordan of Frankfort, OH, Ernest (Stacey) Wilson of Chesterfield, MI and Dan Wilson of Geneva; 3 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Sharon) Wertz of Marshallville; a sister, Evelyn Kramer of Burbank; a sister-in-law, Mary Wertz of Marshallville; brother-in-law, Harold Hauenstine of Dalton and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Wilson of Wooster.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother David Wertz and a sister, Shirley Hauenstine.
Memorial services will be Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church with Pastor Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services at the church. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorials may be made to Wayne Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Name: Fred and Connie Stinson
Sympathy and prayers going out to the family
Fred and Connie
Name: Lisa Thompson Calame
Vickie & Jenny -- So sorry on the loss of your mom. I remember her fondly. Sympathies to you and your family.
Name: Carolyn Wellman
I am sorry to read of your Mother's passing. We were great friends when we drove bus together. Martha and I laughed a lot and cried a few times together.I'm sorry I didn't come when they had the party,but I'm not walking so good right now.I am sure we will see each other again some day in a better place. GOD be with you in your trying time.
Name: Deborah Martie miller
To the family.....my sympathies to you all. Losing a parent is so hard. My dad, Floyd Martie, was your dad's best friend when they were kids. They took a trip out west in the early 1950's! Jim was my dads best man. The family's kept in contact over the years. I do remember visiting with your family. I just lost both of my parents in the past 2 years, so I really do know how it feels. (Jim and Martha came to moms funeral in 2014.) The Lord will see you through it. Prayers to all. Deb Martie Miller