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Ruth E. Martin

Ruth E. Martin, 87, Goshen, formerly of Shipshewana, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

    She was born October 15, 1926, in Streetsboro, Ohio, to Menno J. and Kate (Miller) Nussbaum.

    Her husband was a physician in Shipshewana and at the LaGrange County Hospital for several years. She taught elementary education in Puerto Rico, Kansas and Idaho. She was a member of the College Mennonite Church in Goshen.

    She was married January 4, 1955, in Puerto Rico, to Dr. Allen Martin. He survives.

    Also surviving are two sons, Dr. David (Deb) Martin, Knoxville, Tenn., and Jerold Martin, Baton Rouge, La.; four daughters, Dr. Anita (Russ Vernon) Martin, Yorktown, Rebecca (James Picht) Martin, Hudson, Ohio, Rachel Ann (Steve) Stutzman, Topeka, Kan., and Linda (Brian) Martin Burkholder, Harrisonburg, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, George and John Nussbaum.

    Memorial service will take place at a later date.

    Online condolences may be sent at

    Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen is in charge of arrangements.