Rodney G. Martin, 50, of East Earl, died August 11, 2022, as the result of an airplane accident in Metz, WV. His wife of 27 years, Regina K. (Martin) Martin survives. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Lloyd and Lydia (Good) Martin, of East Earl. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by six children: Blake married to Veronica Martin, East Earl, Geneva, married to Joshua Weaver, Sinking Springs, Grant Martin, fiancé of Luanna Zimmerman, Vince Martin, Lyle Martin, and Brent Martin, all at home, and five siblings: Glenn married to Esther Martin, New Holland, Gerald married to Ada Martin, New Holland, Brenda married to Harold Martin, Mohnton, Arnold married to Melanie Martin, East Earl, and Keith married to LuAnn Martin, East Earl. He was an active member of Blue Ball Mennonite Church and served in various ways. Rod kept his family priority and enjoyed taking them flying, hunting, to their family cabin and on numerous trips. He enjoyed working in sales at Martin Water Conditioning, Ephrata. Rod loved the Lord and was involved in various ministries. He was a representative for Allegheny Boys Camp and served on the aviation board for Jungle Breezes. He also enjoyed teaching for Anabaptist Financial and Engaged Couples Classes for Ebenezer's Discipleship Ministries. Rod liked to sing and was administrator for Eternal Praise Youth Chorale, in which his children were also involved. We thank God for the life Rod lived and the legacy he left with us. His funeral will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd., East Earl with Joel Martin, David Showalter, Michael Zimmerman, and Jay Paul Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ball Mennonite Cemetery. Friends will be received at Weaverland on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Rod Martin Family Support fund at Blue Ball Mennonite Church (http://blueballmennonitechurch.org/rod-martin-family-support). The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com
Dwayne K. Weaver, 32, of East Earl, died Thursday, August 11, 2022, as a result of an airplane accident in Metz, WV. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Nelson S. and Esther M. (High) Weaver. He was an active member of Blue Ball Mennonite Church and served in various ministry groups. He was anticipating a trip to Alaska with Moriah Ministries. He was very much involved with Fresh Start Counseling Ministries, Indiana, where he had served for three years. A relationship with God and his friends and family were top priority in his life, as was demonstrated by his service to his church and to the many struggling young men he walked beside. He lived life with purpose and left this earth on a mission living that purpose. He will be greatly missed by all at Sensenig’ s Feed Mill where he worked in shipping and receiving. He loved spending time hunting and fishing, and Jeep riding with his dad, brother Kendall and niece Maddie. He attended Pleasant Valley Mennonite School and was a graduate of Penn Foster Home School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kendall R. married to Marie Weaver, Schoeneck and a paternal grandmother, Mabel Weaver, East Earl.
His funeral will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Rd., Ephrata with Joel Martin, Tim Weaver, and Nate Siegrist officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ball Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church (Martindale Mennonite) on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions in Dwayne’s memory may be sent to Fresh Start Training Center, 113 N. Industrial Park Rd., Washington, IN 47501. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
Wesley K. Martin, 30, of Narvon, PA died Thursday, August 11, 2022 as a result of an airplane accident in Metz, WV.
Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Karl G. and Dolores Z. (Musser) Martin of Narvon. Wesley had been a self-employed carpenter and for the last year had been a chicken grower for Tyson Foods. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship. He had spent two years in voluntary service at Fresh Start Training Center in Washington, IN. Wesley enjoyed singing and had been a member of the Men with A Song Chorus.
besides his parents are two brothers, Randall S. husband of Sharon R. (Martin)
Martin of Reinholds, and Daniel R. husband of Alicia M. (Burkholder) Martin of
Reading; a sister, Twila J. wife of Nelson L. Wenger of Otterville, MO; 15
nieces and nephews; a paternal grandmother, Cathryn M. (Good) Martin of Ephrata;
and maternal grandparents, Isaac S. and Mary Jane (Zimmerman) Musser of
Narvon. He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Elam L.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 26, at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, 280 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA with Bishop Paul Stoltzfus and Ministers Jay Paul Weaver, Matthew Landis, and Jeremy Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wesley’s memory may be made to Fresh Start Training Center, 113 Industrial Park Drive, Washington, IN 47501. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA