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Elizabeth  Martin

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Martin (Smith)

Monday, July 28th, 1924 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Smith) Martin, 95, of Green Lane, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Lifequest Nursing Center. She was the loving wife of the late Gerhard A. Martin.

She was born on July 28, 1924 in Red Hill to the late Edgar M. and Dorothy M. (Stahley) Smith.

Betty attended Norristown Beauty Academy and then opened her own beauty shop, B-Mar Beauty Salon, and operated it from her home for 35 years.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Green Lane and was active in her community. When she was 18, she joined the Green Lane Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and during her many years with the group, she contributed in many ways by sending packages to servicemen, holding various offices, including that of President for more than 15 years, and assisting at fire company functions.

Betty also worked on the election board and served as Green lane’s Judge of Elections for more than 10 years, served as treasurer or secretary of the ambulance service, served on Green Lane Borough Council for more than two terms and was an active member of the Upper Perkiomen Business and Professional Club where she held several offices, including that of President for two years.

Surviving are her son, Michael T. Martin and wife, Amelia Sue of Green Lane; three grandchildren: Michael G. Martin and wife, Ellen Goldstein, Kelly McCracken and husband, Eric, and Beth McAllister and husband, Doug; five great-grandchildren, Joseph, Michael and Nicholas McCracken and Alan and Eric McAllister.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by siblings, Doris Brey and Edgar and Robert Smith.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Offer sympathy to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3104 Main Street, Green Lane, PA 18054.
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Patricia Wheeler

Posted at 02:48pm
Betty always had such a beautiful smile. I talked to her on her birthday this year and she was very happy that her Granddaughter was visiting her then. I worked with her at the firehouse for many years and enjoyed her friendship. I will miss you Betty. God Bless you and your family.
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John M. Balmer

Posted at 08:56am
On behalf of the Officers and members of the Green Lane Fire Company we would like to THANK YOU for the many years of dedication to our organization. The work that you got accomplished not only in the Fire Company, but also as a Borough Councilperson has made our town a much better place to live. Many new people in town probably never knew Betty. But the ones that did, certainly are aware of the difference she made in our lives. They always say that when a one of a kind person is born thay broke the mold. Well that holds true here. Betty was an outstanding individual and we will never see another person like her again. It was a true pleasure to know her and to work with her. Our prayers go out to the entire Martin family. She will be truly missed and never forgotten.
John M. Balmer
Assistant Fire Chief and Former Mayor
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Patricia Smith Burdette

Posted at 06:02pm
She was a wonderful aunt and a wonderful friend. My cousins and I would try to go out for dinner with her about once a month, though we didn’t live that near one another, calling ourselves “The Smith Girls”. We always had laughs and loved talking old memories with her. I will miss her.

Condolences to Mike, Sue, Mike, Kelly, Beth, and all the great-grandkids. Also to my fellow cousins who lost a fantastic aunt and friend. Love to you.
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