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Barbara J. Martin

December 3, 1940 March 7, 2018
Barbara  J. Martin
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BARBARA J. MARTIN, age 77, of Piqua, passed away at 9:10 A.M. on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy, OH. She was born in Troy, OH on December 3, 1940 to the late Willard and Mildred (Cavanaugh) Gilliland. On January 16, 1982 in Piqua, OH, she married Robert E. Martin. He preceded her in death October 3, 2006.

Barbara is survived by two sons: Jeff Martin, Sidney, OH, Tim Martin, Sidney, OH; five daughters & sons-in-law: Beth and Rex White, Waynesfield, OH, Robin Callicoat, Troy, OH, Ronda and Robert Joseph Snider, Minster, Oh, Roxanne Wilson, Piqua, Oh, Sheryl and Doug Karnehm, Piqua, OH; one brother: Wilson Gilliland, Cincinnati, OH; ten grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister: Judith Lumpkin.

Barbara graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1958. She was a member of the Piqua Fraternal Order of Eagles. Barbara was employed at Norcold in Sidney for 10 years, retiring in 2002. She loved to bowl, go fishing and boating.

Funeral services will be held Monday March 12, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with the Rev. Richard Keeran officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call Monday from 12 Noon – 1 P.M. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.


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