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Frances N. Martin

December 1, 1912 July 8, 2004
Frances N. Martin
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Frances N. Martin, age 91, of Caldwell died Thursday morning July 8, 2004 at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. She was born December 1, 1912 in Athens, Ohio a daughter of the late Harry and Alta French Nichols. She was a graduate of Athens High School and Ohio University with a Bachelors in Education and had completed some post graduate studies. She was a retired employee of the Caldwell Exempted Village Schools with 36 1/2 years of service as an elementary teacher and principal. She was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. She was active in the Noble County Retired Teachers Association, the Noble County Business and Professional Women's Association, the Women's Literary Club, was a member of several Bridge Clubs and was the last surviving member of the HTH Bridge Club, was a volunteer for art on the square in Caldwell and the tourist information center at the Noble County Fairgrounds, and the Noble County Preforming Arts. She was a former member of the national and Ohio education associations. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin P. Wood on January 22, 1960 and her second husband, Floyd E. Martin on September 30, 1973 and one brother; Charles Nichols. She is survived by 2 daughters; Barbara W. (Darrell) Secrest of Shelby, Ohio, Beth W. (Bill) Sailing of Caldwell, 3 grandchildren; Brent (Jennifer) Secrest of Wilson, N.C.,Eric (Jennifer) Secrest of Westerville, Michele (Mark) Deutchman of Austell, Ga.; 4 Great-grandchildren; Alexander, Elizabeth & Emma Secrest and Jamie Deutchman; 2 sisters-in-law; Jane Wood of Athens and Doris Martin of Castalia; Several neices and nephews. Friends may call at the McVay-Perkins Funeral Home on Saturday (7/10/2004) from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Caldwell United Methodist Church on Sunday (7/11/2004) at 2 pm with Revs. Larry Hukill and Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Olive Cemetery. The family requests contributions be made to the Memorial Fund at the Caldwell United Methodist Church, 537 Main Street Caldwell, Ohio 43724.

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