Martha Lois (Hammersmith) Neeley, 81, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday morning, July 6, 2013, at her home.
She was born May 22, 1932, in Erie County, to August C. and Catherine (Biebricher) Hammersmith. She married Scott Neeley March 25, 1951, and he passed away Sept. 14, 2006.
Survivors include her son, Scott A. Neeley of Tiffin; two daughters, Christine (James) Sewell of Castle Rock, Colo., and Linda Neeley of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren, Chris and Ben Omlor, Stefan, Seth, Kyrie and Elijah Neeley, Katy and Nikki Sewell and Anne and Emily Eichhorn; and one brother, Clarence Hammersmith of Bellevue.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Kevin Neeley in 1994; two brothers, Leonard and Clifford; and one grandchild, Sean V. Eichhorn in 1992.
Martha graduated in 1950 from Bellevue High School and was a member of First Lutheran Church, Tiffin, where she volunteered for funeral dinners. In 2000, she retired from Tiffin Developmental Center after 30 years as a therapeutic program worker. She was a member of Women of Moose, Kiwanis Travel Club and the Public Employees Retirees Inc. retirement group. Martha enjoyed traveling, eating out with friends and spending time with her friends and family.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, Tiffin, with Pastor Ken Gillikin officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.
Friends may visit and share stories with the family 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424 and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or Allen Eiry Senior Center.
Condolences may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.