John E. Martin

Born: Sat., Mar. 15, 1930
Died: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018


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John E. Martin, 88 of rural Jeromesville passed away peacefully on August 13,

2018 surrounded by loved ones after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s.  He was

born March 15, 1930 in Morgan County, Indiana to Dewey and Mary Ann

(Miller) Martin.  He was a resident of Ashland County most of his life.  

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1952-1954.  On July 8, 1954 he was married to Barbara

(Baucher) Martin, she survives.  He was a devoted husband, beloved and proud father to Jo Ellen

Clever and Jill Hiller of Ashland and Jane Garrison of West Salem.  Loving  father-in-law to Tim

Clever, Richard Hiller and Brad Garrison.  Grandfather to Jason (Elisa) Clever of Columbus, John

(Andrea) Clever of Hillard, Holly (Michael) Tennant of Pittsburgh, PA, Kristin (Dennis) Fisher of

Ripley, W.Va., Adam (Joni) Hiller of Jeromesville, Shannon and Spencer Garrison of West Salem, six

great grandchildren, a sister, Rebecca Mosher of Lakeville and several nieces and nephews.  John

was a man of faith, incredible strength, kindness, warmth and wisdom.  His keen sense of humor will

be greatly be missed.  He retired in 1995 after many years with Quaker State Oil.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arthur Martin.

There will be no visitation.  Family graveside burial of the cremains will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice for the incredible, compassionate care of John.

Memorial contributions may be directed to LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.

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Larry and Nancy White
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
Jill, Sorry about the loss of your Father.

Ruth Ann (Spitler) Allison
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
Barb and girls...…….It was with deep sadness that I read of John's passing. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Inabelle Keen
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
So sorry to hear of John's passing. My prayers are with you all.

Tom Hant
   Posted Thu August 16, 2018
John will always be a bright star in my Iife. His gentle way and his Iove of nature will always be remembered.

Pat Hoover
   Posted Fri August 17, 2018
Please accept my sympathy at the passing of your father and husband. It was such a privilege to talk with Jane the evening I was working the welcome desk at Hospice when she was staying with her father. I don't remember people and names like I used to but upon reading his obituary I realize that Jill graduated with my Stan and I had not realized that Barbara was your mother. Both these recollections bring back many memories of my and my families times at Hillsdale and Jeromesville Schools. Please hold your mother close in the next months as I know for sure the grief she is going to experience in the next year and beyond. I am there and I miss my Bob so very much. In Christian love I send this. Pat

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