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Mrs. Anna Martin

As originally published on Friday, October 1, 2004.

Mrs. Anna Margaret Sayler Martin, 80, of Dern Road, Emmitsburg, died on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy.

Born August 30, 1924 in Motter Station, Rocky Ridge, she was a daughter of the late James M. and E. Grace Riffle Sayler. She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Martin on December 24, 1963.

She was a member of Incarnation United Church of Christ, Emmitsburg, where she was on the consistory for 15 years and served as deacon and elder. She was a former Sunday school superintendent; a member and former officer of Women's Guild; a member of Emmitsburg senior citizens; founding member with her husband of the Emmitsburg Grange and Emmitsburg Farm Bureau; original member of the Emmitsburg community chorus for 35 years where she was privileged to sing at the canonization of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; a member and past president of Emmitsburg council of churches; a member of the Emmitsburg food bank; a member for 63 years and officer of Emmitsburg High School alumni association; and she was a board member of the Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery.

She worked at Sayler's Store, Motter Station and was meal manager for the dept. of aging at the Emmitsburg food and friends for 13 years until her retirement in Dec. 1997.

She is survived by four children, Susan E. Allen and husband Jay of Emmitsburg, James D. Martin of Hagerstown, Edith Long of Emmitsburg, and John R. Martin and wife Imogene of Frederick; grandchildren, Brian T. Long, Angela S. Forrest and husband Pete, Rebecca H. G. Allen, David G. Allen, Christopher G. Martin; great grandchildren, Victoria A. Long, Taylor N. Long and Jordan B. Long; sister-in-laws, Blanche Sayler, Pearl Sayler, Anna Mort, Gladys Keilholtz; brother-in-law, Bernard Fink Sr.; and many friends at Emmitsburg Senior Center.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 4, at 11 a.m. from Incarnation United Church of Christ, 124 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, with her pastor the Rev. Reginald Rice officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ted Haas. Interment will be in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery, Emmitsburg. Pallbearers will be Jay Allen, Brian Long, Pete Forrest, David Allen, Chris Martin, Brian Glass, Jim Keilholtz and Bernard Wivell.

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