CONTINENTAL – Debra J. Martin, 62, of Continental, died at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born March 3, 1952 in Lima to Joseph and Wilma Jean (Betts) Romes. Her father is deceased, her mother, now Jean (Doyle) Martz survives in Landeck. She had been married to William Martin who died in 2010. On May 29, 1980 she married Delbert J. Martin and he survives in Continental.
Also surviving are 6 children: Eric Martin of Continental, Edward Martin of Venadocia, Jolene (Shane) Talboon of Lima, Bethann (Brent Osenga) Martin of Delphos, Hope Martin of Continental and Faith Martin of Landeck; 5 stepchildren: Jimmy Martin of Paulding, Howard Martin of Kentucky, Joseph Martin of Defiance, Debra (Ray) Collins of Kentucky, and Robert Martin of Defiance; 6 grandchildren; a brother: Gary Allen (Kayleen) Martz of Middlepoint. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons: DJ Martin and an infant: Delbert J. Martin, II; an infant sister: Carla Romes; and an infant brother.
Debra was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, word puzzles, playing cards, scrapbooking, and bowling.
A Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Pastor Brent Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Cascade Cemetery, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.