PIQUA - Evelyn L. Martin, 97, of Piqua, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Sterling House of Piqua. She was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Covington, to the late Harry Lee and Eva M. (Wingerter) Boggs. She married Francis C. Martin on June 25, 1938, in Portland, Ind.; he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 2007.
Mrs. Martin is survived by three daughters, Dixie (Gary) Banks of Piqua, Linda (Keith) Foster of Piqua, and Melody (Mark) Gildow of Tipp City; six grandsons, Mike (Barbara) Hickey, Mark Hickey, Rob (Sherrie) Foster, Scott Foster, Nathan (Cristin) Gildow, and Kurtis (Chelsea) Gildow; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Juanita Brubaker of Piqua.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; and a son-in-law, Kent Hickey.
Evelyn was a 1934 graduate of Bradford High School and retired from the former Buckeye Mart. She was a member of Piqua Baptist Church, where she volunteered in the office and helped with their Young at Heart dinners. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, crocheting, and time spent with her family.
A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Donald R. Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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