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Martha Elizabeth Tunstall Lizzie, 98, formerly of the village of Leesburg, passed away at Trinity Living Center, Grove City, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
She was born in Springfield Township, Mercer County, on Sept. 16, 1919, to Joseph Tunstall and Annie Kokem Tunstall.
She married Wendell John "Bud" Lizzie on April 26, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1989.
Martha was a homemaker and member of the Leesburg Presbyterian Church. She was active in her community and previously served as judge of elections for the West Springfield Township Precinct. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and bowling. Earlier in her career she worked as a clerk at the 5&10 store in Mercer and later worked as an Avon Lady.
Survivors include a daughter, D. Carole Peters of Grove City; sons, Thomas P. Lizzie of Phoenix, Ariz., and Allan L. and wife Sheryl Lizzie of Bellevue, Neb.; and four grandchildren, Brian Peters and Daniel, Matthew, and Rachel Lizzie.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, David and Kenneth Tunstall; a sister, Edna Horkey; and a grandson, Sean Peters.

Martha Elizabeth Tunstall , 98, Grove City, formerly of the village of Leesburg.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (10-31-17) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Village of Leesburg, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday (11-1-17) for an hour before the service.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Hurst, pastor of the Leesburg ECO Presbyterian Church, presiding.
Interment: Leesburg Cemetery.
Published on October 29, 2017
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