Elveria M. Martin

November 30, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.    Elveria M. Martin, 79, formerly of State Route 812, died Friday morning, Nov. 30, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Apostolic Christian Church of America, Croghan, with Ministers of the Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Calling hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Born Jan. 11, 1933, in Belfort, a daughter of Vernon and Katherine Zehr Martin, she attended country school in Belfort. 

She married Bernard J. Martin on Sept. 10, 1955, at Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church. 

She raised her family, and together with her husband, were foster parents for over 20 foster children, over many years. Mr. Martin died April 13, 1996. She was a caregiver for the elderly for many years.

She loved watching her grand kids and great- grand kids. Elveria loved to sing.

Surviving are two children, Joyce A. and Dean Greenwood, Lowville, and Timothy J. Martin, Lowville; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, Scott and Missy Greenwood and their children, Jaedyn and Brennan, Lowville; Tonya Greenwood, Lowville; Heather and Jacob Huffman, North Carolina; Amber Greenwood, Carthage; 11 brothers and sisters, Rosemary and Edward Wagler, Lowville, Ralph and Carol Martin, Turin, Ezra and Wilma Martin, Castorland, Helen and Ron DeRouchie, Brownville, Mahlon and Sue Martin, Port Leyden, Gil and Sue Martin, Boonville, Doris and Joe Robbins, Denmark, Sharon and Andy Zehr, Castorland, Joan and Stanley Widrick, Croghan, Bruce and Sheryl Martin, Croghan, Richard and Kim Martin, Boonville; a brother-in-law, Gary Rivers Sr.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Her parents, two sisters, Clara Boliver and Geneva Rivers, and two brothers, Norbert Martin and Elmer Martin, all died before her.

Contributions may be made to Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility Activities Fund, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.