Martha Bennethum, age 85, entered eternal life on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her home in Galion.
Martha was born on January 25, 1929 in Eden Township, Wyandot County, Ohio to Gerald M. and Bessie E. (Dummitt) Beamer. She attended Nevada Schools and when her mother died Martha was 14 years old, she took on the responsibility of looking after her seven siblings, the youngest being five months old.
On October 10, 1948, Martha married Lloyd "Ben" Bennethum in Jeromesville, Ohio in a marriage ceremony solemnized by Lloyd's father, the Rev. Glenn O. Bennethum. Martha and Lloyd were blessed to have shared over 65 years together.
Martha had a strong faith, was very family oriented and was a dedicated homemaker who shared her talents of sewing, cooking and baking with many. She retired from Fisher printing Company in Galion. Martha was a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church and previously was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church until its closing.
Martha is survived by her husband Lloyd "Ben", her daughter and her husband Carolyn and Tom Dalrymple of Desoto, TX; her son Michael of Galion; her granddaughter Susan Dalrymple-Ely and her husband William Ely of Roanoke, TX; her grandson Matthew of New York City; brothers Wayne Beamer of Manteca, CA and Darrell Beamer and his wife Nancy of Laredo, TX; sister Shirley and her husband Lowell Bear of West Chester, OH; sisters-in-law Carol Williams of Mesa, AZ and Joann Beamer of Holland, OH and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Dale Beamer and Glenn Beamer; sisters Ethel and her husband Tom Frost and Wanda and her husband James Courtad; sisters-in-law Thena Beamer and Gloria Beamer and brother-in-law Tom Williams.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, with Pastor Pat Fruth officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.
For those who desire, the family suggests memorials in Martha's name may be made to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or HomeCare Matters/Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the Bennethum family, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street
Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on July 30, 2014