SPENCERVILLE - Martha Jean (Coffman) Wood went to be with her Savior on Sunday, August 9, 2015. She died at home with her family surrounding her with love, prayers, singing of praise to God. She was 81 years-old.

She was born near Spencerville, Ohio, to parents Orville and Gladys (Marbaugh) Coffman who were farmers. Martha was the youngest of eleven children. Her family attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where Martha began her Christian faith journey. She was baptized at Clays Pit near Mendon, Ohio when she was 14 years-old.

After graduation from Spencerville High School in 1951, she attended Lima Memorial School of Nursing, graduating in 1954 as a Registered Nurse. She married her high school classmate, Max Wood. They celebrated 58 years of marriage.

Their children include Christine (Scott) Fetzer of Elida, OH, Rev. Mary Wood of Swanton, OH, and USAF, MSgt (retired) Mark (Eun Kyong “EK”) Wood of Spencerville, OH. Her grandchildren whom she treasured include Denny (Linda) Fetzer, Rev. Cory (Jeni) Fetzer, Mindy Fetzer, Danielle “Jess” Clark, and Haiden Wood. Great-grandchildren include Bradley and Micah Fetzer whom she loved.

Martha was an active church member First Baptist Church, Spencerville, where she taught adult Sunday School, and sang in the church choir. She also attended Faith Baptist Church, Winter Haven, FL, and was an active member for many years at First Baptist Church, Lima, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; brothers Maurice (Agatha) Wright, Wilbert “Buss” (Mildred), Merle, Harold Coffman; sisters Aileen (Sherman) Riley, Marie (Simon Miller and Dale Savage) Savage, Lucille (Glen) Goodwin and Marilyn (Alfred) Emans, Mendon, OH.

She is survived by her husband; three children; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane (Carl) Putman, New Haven, IN; brother, Homer (Eva) Coffman, Edgerton, OH; sister-in-laws, Marjorie Coffman, Lima, OH and Mildred “Mid” (Edward) Graessle, Elida, OH; special friend of Marilyn Emans, Eugene “Gene” Krick, Spencerville, OH; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Grand Lake Hospice, church friends, neighbors and family for their faithful prayers and compassionate support.

A service of celebration to the Lord for Martha’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, 115 E. Second Street, Spencerville, Ohio on Saturday, August 15, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service at 10 a.m. Pastor Jim Fletcher will present the Gospel message.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, August 14, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, 728 E. Fourth Street, Spencerville, OH. A graveside service will take place following the service at Spencerville Cemetary.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Spencerville and/or Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 East Spring Street, St. Mary’s, OH 45885.

Condolences will be received by email: [email protected]