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Romaine E. Weaver Martin, 104 Goshen

June 22, 1909 - Dec. 24, 2013

GOSHEN — Romaine E. Weaver Martin, 104, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

She was born June 22, 1909, in Goshen to Charles E. and Fannie (Cripe) Brumbaugh.

On Feb. 15, 1936, she married Harley C. Weaver in Goshen. He died Oct. 22, 1980.

She married Raymond Martin on May 6, 1995, in Nappanee. He died Dec. 7, 2001.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances (Ray) Landis of Goshen; a stepdaughter, Betty (Don) Fervida, and stepson Dennis (Sherry) Martin, both of Nappanee; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 18 great-step-grandchildren; and seven great-great-step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Brumbaugh, in 1940.

A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Martin was a 1928 graduate of Goshen High School and a member at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. She worked at the Chase Bag Company during the depression and also had a retail stand at the Elkhart Farmer’s Market from 1940 through the mid-1980s. Romaine and her first husband Harley were longtime dairy farmers south of Wakarusa.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen. A private graveside service will be prior to the 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, memorial service at the church. The Rev. Terry Diener and the Rev. Matt Yoder will officiate.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church for library audio books, which Romaine loved to use when she could no longer read.

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