Martha S. "Marti" Rill

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Martha S. "Marti" Rill, 66, of Halifax, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at her home after a four-year battle with cancer.

Born June 13, 1946, in Lancaster, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob B. and Erma M. Siegrist. She was the wife of Morris E. Rill, her husband of 28 years.

She attended Penn Manor High School in Lancaster and earned college degrees from Shippensburg University and Messiah College. She retired after 36 years of service with the Carlisle Area School District, where she taught math and computer science. She attended Brethren In Christ Church in Carlisle. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. She was an active farm woman and in her younger years was involved with church missionary work.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Sandra G. and Michael Kline, of Alexandria, Va.; brothers David, C. Eugene, Clair, Daniel and Larry Siegrist; sisters Janet Keefer, Joanne Neff, Lucy Groff and Mary Haldeman; grandchildren Aaron Rill, Abigail Rill and Jennifer Kline; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Andrew M. Rill; brother, Robert Siegrist and sister, Miriam Hershey.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Brethren in Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, with the Revs. Anne Myers and Linda Lambert officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a time of fellowship at the church. Interment will be at Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery in Hampstead.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 5, 2013
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