Martha M. Gottfried

Martha M. Gottfried, age 92, of Tiffin and formerly of Sycamore, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin.

Martha was born July 5, 1920, in Pitt Township, Wyandot County, to Samuel and Addie (Gerlach) Lawrence. She married Lester L. Gottfried Feb. 1, 1940, in Greenup, Ky. and he died Sept. 13, 2003.

Her two children, Gary (Linda) Gottfried and Schareline Yeager, both reside in Tiffin. And Martha was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Jennifer Norwood (Erin McGinnis), James (Diane) Gottfried, Lori Yeager (Greg Carpenter), and Gina (Steve) Dutcher. She also had seven great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a great-grandson, Grant Gottfried Carpenter; two brothers, Robert and LaVerne Lawrence; and a son in law, Paul Yeager.

Besides helping her husband with the family farm, Martha worked as a cook for McCutchenville Elementary School and, during the summers, she cooked for the former Camp Pittenger.

Martha was a 1939 graduate of Nevada High School. She was a former member of the Garden Club and Craft Club, both in Sycamore, and also the Travel Club in Sycamore and Nevada, and served as a volunteer with the Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Martha was able to travel extensively throughout the United States and also took several trips abroad. She was a talented seamstress and loved to do crafts of many kinds and also enjoyed playing bingo and taking part in the other activities at Autumnwood during her stay there.

Funeral for Martha M. Gottfried will be private with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ of McCutchenville and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

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