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Ruth O. Martin, Casey Co., KY (1935-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Casey County, KY, family. She leaves 79 direct living descendants. She was a housewife and a member of the Cedar Hill Mennonite Church

Ruth O. Martin, age 73, of Thomas Ridge Spur Road, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10amET/9amCT, on Monday, August 13, 2012, at Cedar Hill Mennonite Church with James Shirk officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2pm-4pmET/1pm-3pmCT, and 6pm-8pmET/5pm-7pmCT, on Sunday at Mrs. Martin's home.

Ruth O. Martin, Casey Co., KY (1935-2012)

Born January 25, 1935, in Bareville, Lancaster County, PA, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Barbara Oberholtzer Horning. She died Thursday, August 9, 2012, in Casey County, KY at the age of 73 years, 6 months, and 15 days.

Mrs. Martin was a housewife and a member of the Cedar Hill Mennonite Church.

Survivors include her husband, Paul M. Martin of Liberty, KY, and the following:
  • Ten children: Beverly (Daniel) Newswanger of Fortuna, MO, Jo Anne (David) Imhoff of Argus, IN, Wesley (Miriam) Martin of Liberty, KY; Loren (Catherine) Martin of Liberty, KY; Frieda (Amos) Kilmer of Windsor, KY; Anita Ruth Martin of Liberty, KY; Pauline (Moses) Shirk of Liberty, KY; Tim (Verna) Martin of Liberty, KY; Amy (Lloyd) Zimmerman of Dunnville, KY; and Lavina (Timothy) Weaver of Liberty, KY

  • Brothers: Reuben and Franklin Horning

  • Sisters: Lenvina and Florence Horning

  • 55 grandchildren

  • And 14 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; and her siblings.Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. Online guestbook available at

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