Ruth Eleanor Speer Martin

Ruth E. Speer Martin, age 91, of Millcreek Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at West Lake Woods Assisted Living Community. She was born on August 18, 1921, in Dempseytown, Pa., the daughter of the late, Warren A. and Marie Larsen Speer. She was a graduate of Oakland Township High School and received her BA degree from Mercyhurst College. Ruth was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, since 1946, a member of the Mary Martha Circle, and past President of the Lakewood United Methodist Women. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, needlework, and bridge. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Martin, in 2006; two brothers, William J. and Roscoe Speer; and one daughter-in-law, Kathie Martin. She is survived by two sons, James L. Martin of Mentor, Ohio, Jon P. Martin (Karen) of Millcreek Township; three daughters, Donna R. Martin of Erie, Jacquelyn M. Kuehner (Sonny) of Meadville, Sue Ann Neustel, of Sandia Park, N.M.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited there on Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., for the funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Robert Lewis. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church, 3856 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

Funeral Home

Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home
4216 Sterrettania Road Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-7656

Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 30, 2012