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Bessie Elizabeth Martin, 95 of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center. Bessie was born on December 16th, 1922 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Charles L. and Vinnie B. Thompson. Bessie was a member of The Community Church in Royalton, Ohio as well as the Olivedale Senior Center.
Bessie is survived by her grandchildren; Gregory Martin, Kelley Griesdorn, Christopher Martin and Douglas Martin; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Walter(Donna) Thompson, Russell(Cherry) Thompson, Lena Blank, Rosie (William) Bartlett, Mary(Max) Thomas, and Judy Jenson; as well as many other loving family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis E. Martin; son, Edward L. Martin; brothers, Arthur, George and Pearl Thompson; and sisters, Fanny Miller, and Alta Parker.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 11AM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Charles Wheatley officiating. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4PM & 6-8PM at the funeral home; as well as ONE HOUR PRIOR to the services on Monday. Burial is to take place at the Floral Hills Memory Gardens.