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Martha J. Spahr

April 14, 1920 - May 5, 2021

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Martha Jean Spahr (nee Lellis), died peacefully in her sleep May 5, 2021, three weeks after her 101st birthday.

She was born April 14, 1920 in Plesant Township near Clark, OH, to Morris (Mickey) Lellis and Gladys Ruth Neer. At the age of eight her mother died, and her father later remarried and Edith Sweet Lellis (Murphy) helped raise her. She attended school in Catawba, OH and later graduated from the Catawba High School. She married Charles William Spahr on Jan 8, 1940.


Martha is survived by her daughters: Sharon S. (Barry) Zerkle of Katy, TX and Rebecca J. (Dr. Marc) Willi of Oriental, NC; grandchildren: Dr. Michael L. (Christine) Zerkle and Shari A. Elasmar PA-C and five great-grandchildren: Anna Zerkle, Caroline Zerkle, Sophia Elasmar, Thomas Zerkle and Omar Elasmar.


A Graveside Service will be held at the family's convenience in Asbury Cemetery in Catawba, OH, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or Elderly United of Clark County, 125 W. Main St., Springfield, Ohio 45502.


Services entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

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