Marlyn June Martz

April 15, 1931 - November 17, 2020
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Marlyn June Martz, age 89 of Buckland, passed at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta. She was born April 15, 1931 to the late John Harvey and Leota Blackburn Sprague. On June 25, 1949 she married James Franklin Martz who passed May 13, 2005.

Mrs. Martz was a homemaker, had worked at Nameplate in Spencerville, the Orchard Tree Restaurant in St. Mary’s, and most recent the Olde Tyme Grille in Buckland. She was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ. She loved doing embroidery which she did for many years.

She is survived by a daughter – Trudi J. (Joe) Vargo of Wapakoneta; 2 grandchildren – Jamie Slaughter and Jessica Rich; 5 great grandchildren – Wesley Slaughter, Elyssia Slaughter, Jaina Slaughter, Alexander Linn, and Addica Huebner.

She was preceded in death by a daughter – Leann Rich who passed on October 16, 2020 and 2 brothers – Gene Sprague and Jack Sprague.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Private burial will follow in Buckland Cemetery.

Due to restrictions of the COVID-19 virus, visitation for the immune compromised will be
from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home and visitation will follow for others from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckland United Church of Christ.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 20, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: April 15, 1931
Died: November 17, 2020

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Shellie Phillips posted on 11/19/20

Words can't begin to Phillips describe what you are going through my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family but God will help you get through this. If there's anything you need feel free to get ahold of me.