Martha Elsie Allison (nee Kirk), 90, of Amherst, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain.
She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Fairview, Ohio. Martha was raised in London Derry Township, graduating from Madison High School in the Class of 1940.
She moved to Lorain in the early 1940s before moving to Amherst in 1948 where she had made her home since.
In her younger years, Martha was employed at United States Steel in Lorain. Her primary focus in life was that of being a homemaker.
Martha was an active member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Amherst.
Her hobbies included gardening, reading, and she was an avid Cleveland sports fan. Martha enjoyed her trips to the Amish country and spending the winters in Florida. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and caring for her dogs.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Charles K. and Laura Allison of Amherst; daughters Susan Moore and her husband Jeffrey of Lorain, and Karen (Sturtz) Allison of Amherst; and her grandson, Jonathan Sturtz.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George Whitehill Allison on April 30, 1996; her one-year-old son, Donald George Allison on Dec. 9, 1958; brothers Charles, Max, and Ben Kirk; sisters Mable Smith, Mildred Harris, Jeannette Clay, and Alice Hedleston; and her parents, Halbert and Eunice Kirk (nee Hobbs).
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15 at Hempel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Daniel Reinke of Park Avenue United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial was at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 396 Park Ave., Amherst, OH 44001; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Hempel Funeral Home - Amherst
373 Cleveland Avenue Amherst, OH 44001
Published in The Amherst News-Times on May 16, 2013