Jessica Martin

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February 18, 2011

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Jessica Martin, born in Tiffin, Ohio on July 31, 1948 and died February 18, 2011. Survived by her mother, Helen; sister, Sherry. Preceded in death by her father, John R. Martin. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, OH.


Janice Reed - Apr 5, 2011

I knew Jessica from working with her many years. She was so helpful and always smiled whether on the phone or in person. I will always remember her laugh and sparkle.

Diane Skinner - Feb 27, 2011

I got to know Jess when her family moved to the farm in 50s. It was just a short walk along St. Rt. 53 and through the corn field to the farm house. We had great times playing together as she had really neat games under her bed. We also founded and were the only two members of the Hooded Gang. Our meeting place was an old hog shed behind the orchard and near the woods. It had probably been last used in the 30s or 40s. It had a window….well space for a window and Jess’s father, my uncle John put plaster board inside. We painted it red and green because that was what was available. We planned raids and “special events” for July 4th. She was very imaginative and encouraged others to dream a bit too. What fun. Thank goodness we never ran into neighbor Bretz’s bull.
Cousin Diney of the Hooded Gang

Rosemary Cox - Feb 21, 2011

Michael and I have known Jess for such a long time. She was truly an inspiration. We will miss our lunches and long talks. We loved her dearly!

sam mckinney jr - Feb 20, 2011

She gave me those cards to keep a smile on my face. Thank you jess for being a part of my life.

sam mckinney jr - Feb 20, 2011

I have known jess for almost 50 years. It was with her along with some other very good friends that i had the best times of my life. We grew up together playing golf in my backyard, swimming and playing “sea hunt” in her outdoor pool whether the flag was up or not, driving around town in her red t-bird convertible listening to the beatles, playing in the annual “cold bowl” football games where jess got her nose broken one year, riding up and down the neighborhood streets on the lawnmower with her beautiful collie dog named phyfe, throwing frisbees on the courthouse lawn, racing our ford mustangs out river road late at night, driving around town in her hottest new car listening to the beatles’ “hey jude” and the doors’ “light my fire” again and again and again with the volume as high as it would go, typing on her note cards the funny things that came into our heads like “I think I’m going to get a parrot “, playing down in the basement of her house, sending secret-coded messages to each other late at night with flashlights, playing cards and listening to music while we devoured the unbelievably delicious food she had cooked up for us, taking late night walks around the neighborhood after we had enjoyed the evening meal and taking care of a friend on new year’s day at her house. I last saw jess jan. 27, 2006 and for some reason unknown to me at the time she gave me all of her note cards from all the fun times we had together during our lives. I now know why she gave me those cards. T

Cliff Alspach - Feb 20, 2011

Jess was a fun person who was entheuastic,sencetive and loyal to all her friends.She has left us with a lot of great memories over a lot of years.She pulled us together and lead us to good times.We will miss her presence in our lives.May God rest her soul.Our condolences to her family and friends for their loss in this world.
Friends forever,
Cliff and Janet Alspach

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