Elmer s. Martin Sr.

August 26, 1939 - March 8, 2021
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Elmer S. Martin, Sr., age 81 of Wapakoneta, passed at 6:30 a.m., Monday, March 8, 2021 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born August 26, 1939 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to the late Curtis S. and M. Addie Daniels Martin. In 1960 he married D. Janette Thompson, who survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Martin retired after 35 years from Ford Motor Company and was an U. S. Army Veteran. He was a devoted member of the Lima Missionary Baptist Church and was an avid golfer belonging to the Colonial Golf Course. God and his family were the foundation in which he built his life. Elmer will be remembered for his strong faith and love of family.

Also surviving is a son – Elmer S. (Caron) Martin of Wapakoneta; a daughter – Sheila (Clifford) Hemmert of Galena, Ohio; 6 grandchildren – Joshua (Brittany) Murphy; Andrew (Alexis) Martin; Jordan (Ann) Martin; Taylor (Katie) Hemmert; Logan (Kyleigh) Martin; Lexi Hemmert; 5 great grandchildren – Braylon Patrick; Peyton Martin; Sadie Martin; Declan Murphy; Ophia Murphy and a little one, #6, on the way – Henry James Martin; brother and sister-in-laws – Billy Ray (Linda) Thompson; Jewell (Ronald) Martin; Joeann (John) Poe; Doug (Nancy) Thompson; Phyllis (Michael) Allemeier.

He was preceded in death by a brother and his wife – Melvin (Mary) Martin.

Funeral services will begin 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Lima Missionary Baptist Church, Lima. Rev. Terry Brock will officiate and Elmer’s grandson – Jordan Martin will assist. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursday, at Lima Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Lima Missionary Baptist Church, 3085 Yoder Road, Lima, Ohio 45806.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lima Missionary Baptist Church


3085 Yoder Road, Lima, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Lima Missionary Baptist Church


3085 Yoder Road, Lima, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Memorial Park Cemetery


Lima, Ohio 45806

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Born: August 26, 1939
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Richard Hover posted on 3/12/21

I am deeply sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Denver & Patricia Buell posted on 3/10/21

Sorry to hear about Elmers passing, we will be remembering you in our prayers,God bless


Joyce Maag posted on 3/10/21

So very sorry for your loss, I will be keeping you in my prayers.


Kathy Thompson posted on 3/9/21

My deepest condolences for your loss. Praying for the family .


Wilma Winters posted on 3/9/21

Our deepest sympathies to the family Steve and Wilma Winters


Wilma Winters posted on 3/9/21

Our deepest sympathies to the family . Steve and Wilma Winters


Ric Maria Niekamp posted on 3/9/21

Many prayers for everyone through this difficult time. Know that we and I know many are praying for you all.


Lisa Weikert posted on 3/9/21

I know your with the Lord and I’m sure dad was waiting for you, you’re definitely going to be missed by so many people. Love you Uncle Elmer.


Jim and Diane Lasley posted on 3/9/21

Janette and Family, Diane and I are heartbroken to hear Elmer passed away. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. We send you prayers to give you strength and courage to cope with your loss. You and Elmer had a wonderful life together, how incredible God’s plan. May you find comfort knowing Elmer is at peace. Peace and blessings, Jim and Diane Lasley