Metta Virginia Martin VERMILION — Metta Virginia (nee Hines) Martin, 92, of 3140 Roanoke Drive, Vermilion, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 16th at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
Metta was born on the Hines Family Farm in West Salem, Ohio on March 5, 1921, and attended Homerville Public Schools. She lived in Vermilion, Ohio since 1962. She was retired from the Vermilion Public School System where she taught for many years as a middle school art teacher. Metta began her teaching career in the Cleveland Public School System after graduating from Kent State University in 1943. Later, she earned a Master's Degree from the Ohio State University. She was also a traveling art teacher in Medina County in the 1950's. Metta was married to Robert H. Martin for 43 years until his death in 1989. Robert (Bob) Martin was the former Finance Director for the City of Vermilion and was also a Vermilion High School business teacher. After her retirement, she traveled extensively with her husband Bob in their motor home. She continued in the creative arts becoming a woodcarver and weaving on her loom. She was an active member of the Heritage Presbyterian Church of Amherst and served in many capacities within the church.
Metta is survived by her daughter Amira Kusala of Valley Center, Calif. and son, Robert of Huntersville, N.C., three grandchildren, Joshua Sewell, Corsicana, Texas, Rosalind Sewell and Alexander Sewell, Santa Ana, Calif., one great-grand child, Jozalyn Sewell, Corsicana, Texas, a brother, Bert (Doc) Hines, Georgetown, Texas and a sister, Agnes Hughes, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Metta was living at Elmcroft of Lorain since July of 2012.
There will be no funeral. Memorial services will be held on Mother's Day, May 12, 2013 at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Road, Amherst, OH 44001 at 1:00 p.m.
Published in The Morning Journal on Apr. 20, 2013