Irene Z. Martin, age 47 years 11 months, 6 days, of 3776 Houck Rd. Himrod, N.Y. died Sunday (March 11, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, N.Y.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (Mar. 16) at the Family Home, 3776 Houck Rd. Himrod, N.Y. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 17) at Eastview Mennonite Church, 4024 Lakemont-Himrod Rd., Himrod. Burial will be in the Eastview Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Irene was born April 5, 1970 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Noah L. and Lena H. Zimmerman Oberholtzer Jr.. On Sept. 19, 1991 in Leola, Pa., she married Arnold H. Martin. They have lived locally since 1994, previously of Rothville, Pa. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Groffdale Conference Old Order Mennonite Eastview Church.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Arnold H. Martin at home; nine children Carolyn O. wife of Jerry H. Martin of Penn Yan, Kevin Ray Martin, Dwayne O. Martin, Loren O. Martin, Lorraine O. Martin, Jay Arnold Martin, Justin O. Martin, Lena Marie Martin, and Luanna O. Martin all at home; her parents Noah L. and Lena H. Oberholtzer Jr. of Leola, Pa.; four brothers Warren Z. (Marian J.) Oberholtzer of Woodbury, Pa., Earl Z. (Eva N.) Oberholtzer, Glenn Z. Oberholtzer, and Nelson Z. Oberholtzer all of Leola, Pa.; her twin sister, Arlene Z. wife of Curvin H. Brubaker of Thorp, Wisconsin; and numerous aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Noah L. and Emma Oberholtzer Sr.; and maternal grandparents Isaac and Anna Zimmerman.