Mary Martha "Runt" EMLEY

News Death Notice

EMLEY, Mary Martha "Runt" age 86, of Germantown, OH, passed away, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 3, 1928 in Germantown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence A. (1971) and Mary M. 1997); her brothers and sister, Clarence T. (1961), John F. (2001) George A. (1998), Benjamin E. (2005), and Lorna V. (2005); one nephew, Joseph C. Anslinger (2007); 2 special sisters-in-law and friends, Janet Little and Phyllis (2013). She is survived by 13 nieces and nephews, Scott Emley, Lorna Smith, Jenny Baty, Tim Emley, Rebecca Sroufe, John Emley, Cindy Curlee, Mary Martha Smith, Georgia Barker, Mike Emley, Danny Anslinger, and David Anslinger. She is also survived by 31 Great & 24 Great-Great- Nieces and Nephews. A life-long resident of Germantown, she graduated from Germantown High School in 1946. She retired from GMAC and was one of the last two phone operators for the Germantown Independent Telephone Company. Mary Martha was a member of several community organizations; member of the Eastern Star since 1946 and a Past Matron serving twice; a member of the Germantown Senior Citizen Center; and a Charter member of the Historical Society of Germantown. She was very active in volunteering opportunities in the community including Rescue Squad Fundraisers, raising funds for rebuilding the Germantown Covered Bridge, and was a member of the "first" playground committee appointed by the mayor. She also volunteered at Sycamore Hospital. Runt was very active in State and Local politics including committee chair for the area Republican Party. She was a life-long member of the Germantown United Methodist Church, teaching 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School, and singing in the Chancel Choir for several years. A loving Aunt and friend to many, she touched many lives with her smile, stories and commitment to family. Friends may call 10 a.m. - 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, where the Funeral Service will follow at 12 Noon, with Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating. Burial will be at Germantown Union Cemetery. Please shares condolences at

Funeral Home

Dalton Funeral Home - Germantown
6900 Weaver Rd. Germantown, OH 45327

Published in Journal-News on Apr. 17, 2014