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Dorothy L. Martin
Dec. 15, 1922 - Feb. 20, 2014

Posted on Feb. 22, 2014 at 5:46 p.m.

GOSHEN — Dorothy L. Martin, 91, died Thursday morning, Feb. 20, at Greencroft Healthcare Goshen.

She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Genesee County, Mich., to Percy and Ella (Kurtz) Griswold.

On April 16, 1946, she married Eli B. Martin in Mt. Morris, Mich. He died May 6, 1987.

Surviving her are four children, Laura (Art) Swisher of Zolfo Springs, Fla., David (Alice) Martin of Flint, Mich., Lois (Allen) Coulter of Goshen and Ruth (Ed) Carter of Flint; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Newman of Vancouver, Wash.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Dickens; a son, Carl Martin; and a brother, Alton Griswold.

Prior to her marriage to Eli, she worked as an elementary school teacher in a one-room school. As a housewife she enjoyed gardening and canning and was an excellent seamstress.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Goshen, where an 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, memorial service will be held. Dr. Gregg Lanzen and the Rev. Jim Shrock will officiate.

Cremation will take place, and burial will be in Mt. Morris at a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy may be directed to First Baptist Church, Goshen, Mission Fund; or Carriage Town Ministries, P.O. Box 318, Flint, MI 48501-0318.

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