Ruth Martin, 80

Ruth Anna Martin, 80, Wabash, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1932 in Wabash County, to Esta and Mabel (Robertson) Martin.

Ruth was a 1951 graduate of Peru High School. She married Raymond A. Martin in Wabash on Dec. 22, 1954. She worked in the Dietary Department at the Wabash County Hospital 17 years, retiring in 1990. Ruth was a member of the Wabash Christ United Methodist Church, and a 53 year member of the Wabash American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15, serving as president in 1966 and 1984. She enjoyed NASCAR, the Chicago Cubs, and an Indiana University basketball fan.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Martin, Wabash; three children, Diana Blair and Gary Wayne Martin, both of Wabash, and Linda (Randy) Sexton, Roann; three grandchildren, Randall Sexton, Bunker Hill, Todd Blair, Wabash, and Adara Sexton, Louisville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service on Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m., with Pastor Bruce Hostetler officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 Girls State Program.

The memorial guest book for Ruth may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 26