MARTIN, Ruth W., age 85, formerly of Brooksville, FL died Friday, April 11, 2014 in Phoenixville, PA. Born in Daleville, AL, she moved to Brooksville from Frostproof, FL, where she had met her husband of 65 years, John O. Martin, Sr. She was a homemaker, past Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 76, of Brooksville and attended Hope Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Martin, Sr. Survivors include her sons & daughter-in-law: Johnny Martin and Mike & Linda Martin all of Elizabethton, TN; daughters & son-in-law: Vicky Thomas of Phoenixville, PA; Naomi & George Engler of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; brothers: Earl and Harold White both of Madisonville, TN; sister: Merle Hoffman of Brooksville, 9 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Visitation for friends will be 10am - 12pm, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel where funeral services will begin at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.