Evelyn Beth Martz, age 76 of Van Wert, died at 8:45 PM Wednesday June 12, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born February 11, 1943 in Venedocia the daughter of the late Maurice and Audrey V. (Hundley) Burnett. On April 29, 1961 she married Paul Eugene 'Sonny' Martz, who preceded her in death November 25, 2014.
She is survived by her children: Gary (Marci) Martz of Van Wert- Stephen (Kyong) Martz of San Antonio, TX- Paula (Ron) Kline of Van Wert- David (Becky) Martz of Middle Point. Grandchildren: Brandon Bartz- Kristy Bartz- David Himburg- Lance Dasher- Danielle Dasher- Elijah Martz- Keith Martz- Michelle Young- Robert Martz- Jennifer Martz- and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Her Siblings: Warren Burnett- Linda Davis- Susan Mayes- Marilyn (Jerry) Foust- David (Lori) Burnett- P.J. (Susan Thompson) Burnett- Millie (Terry Nyman) Fletcher- Tim (Keesha) Burnett. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and a Brother-in-law Jerry (Jackie) Martz. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Angela Martz and siblings Alice, Ted, Jim, and William Burnett.
Evelyn was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Women of the Moose Van Wert Chapter 6, Spencerville American Legion Post 191, and the former Spencerville Clowns. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved cooking and baking, gardening, camping, crafts, all kinds of sports, and especially fishing.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, June 17, at Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia with Rev. Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will follow in Venedocia Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home from 2 - 5 PM Sunday June 16 and at the church on Monday June 17 from 10 AM to time of services.
Preferred Memorials are to Community Health Professionals Hospice.
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