Helen L. Martin
Helen L. Martin, 92, a resident for 32 years of North Liberty Road, Grove City, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020.
Helen was born on April 9, 1927, in Murrinsville, Butler County, the eldest of 13 children to Norman L. and Verda Mae (Sloan) VanDyke.
She married Oliver Eugene "Gene" Martin on Dec. 5, 1944, and together they raised five children in the Barkeyville area.
Helen drove school bus for Victory and Grove City Area Schools. She was an avid bowler, belonging to a Grove City Bowl-o-Drome League for over 40 years.
Helen was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include five children, Richard Martin and his fiancée Barb Fleeger, Grove City; Connie Peffer, Grove City; Alma Jacobs, Mebane, N.C.; Shirley Isenberg and husband William, Slippery Rock; and Pauline Blakley and husband Joseph, Grove City; 10 grandchildren, Brian Harris and wife Tracey; Richard Martin and wife Tammi; Jenifer Corbett and husband Jeff; Robert Isenberg and wife Jamie; Jodi Sloan and husband Jay; Angela Jacobs and fiancé Ryk; Rhonda Criss and husband James; David Martin and wife Carrie; Becky Moore and husband Brian; and Olivia Brown and husband Tim; 22 great-grandchildren, Zachary Harris and partner Lacy; Kelsey Harris; Bryce and Sophie Martin; Tasha Manross and husband Dakota; Lily, Emma and Addison Isenberg; Sarah Mueller and husband Joe; Rachael Glessner; Braiden and Wyatt Willard; Brandon and Sydney Reynolds; Issac and Riley Criss; Zachary and Clayton Martin; Kayla and Nicholas Moore; and Carigan and Delaney Brown; and three great-great-grandchildren, Oliver Ryan and Eleanor Elizabeth Harris and Dexter Manross.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; seven brothers, Earl, Ray, Harry, Jack, Paul, Shirl and Norman "Buck" VanDyke; five sisters, Ruth Hoffman, Betty Perrine Magyar, Shirley Travis, Donna Crum and Lucille Gutherie; two grandsons, William Jay Isenberg and Wes Burton Jacobs; and two sons-in-law, Donald Jacobs and Donald Peffer.
Memorial donations to Grace United Methodist Church or to any veterans organizations.

Helen L., 92, of Grove City.
Family service: Private, at 11 a.m. Saturday (3-21-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Published on March 18, 2020


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