Sharon Marjorie Skrivseth Martin of Liberty, KY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at home with her family around her. She was 81.
Born on July 21, 1940, in Rako, Minnesota, she was a daughter of the late Bendick and Christina (Halverson) Skrivseth. As a young girl, Sharon liked to ride bikes, climb trees, play in the playhouse, and drive her “tire” car. When she was ten years old in 1950, she committed her life to Christ. In the spring of 1951, she was baptized at Graceton Mennonite Church, along with three of her siblings and her parents.
Sharon worked tirelessly as a homemaker, teaching and training her children, helping on the farm, and running a fabric shop. As her child, if you could get her to laugh, you were “in business.” Sharon taught Sunday School classes from the time that she was fifteen years old. She was very creative and enjoyed making meaningful memorabilia to share with others. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, bird watching, making quilts, doing crafts with her grandchildren, and most of all, reading her Bible.
As Sharon said in her journal, “My main hope and dream for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren is that they ask Jesus to come into their life and guide them on to their Heavenly home so that we can all meet again in Heaven with Jesus.” One of her favorite verses was Psalm 31:24 “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Martin of Liberty, KY; eleven children, Deloris (Keith) Clugston of McConnellsburg, PA; Margorie Lanius of Thailand; Correne (Kim) Tait of Byron Center, MI; Laura (Robert) Kulp of Merrill, WI; Janice Martin of Goshen, IN; Alta (Jeff) Tucker of Liberty, KY; Mervin (Becky) Martin of Liberty, KY; Ruth (Troy) Ewer of Ladysmith, WI; Roxane (James) Miller of Goshen, IN; Titus (Jennifer) Martin of Liberty, KY; and Eldon (Crystal) Martin of McConnellsburg, PA; fifty-eight grandchildren, and fifty-four great-grandchildren. Other survivors include six siblings, Norma Ash of Bay Tree, AB; Sidney (Ruth) Skrivseth of Bonners Ferry, ID; Carol (Amos) Kauffman of Boyceville, WI; Jo Ellen (John) Weaver of Conrath, WI; Rhoda (Nelson) Martin of Glen Flora, WI; and Leah (Dave) Darnell of Duluth, MN.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a son, Rodney Lee; two brothers, Philip Skrivseth and Arnold Skrivseth; and children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that were born too soon.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Needmore Bible Church at 6939 Great Cove Rd, Needmore, PA 17238. Burial will follow in Mountain View Mennonite Church Cemetery at 620 Old US 30, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. All are invited to fellowship at a meal following the burial at Calvary Independent Baptist Church at 140 McGoverns Lane, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021, also at Needmore Bible Church.
Arrangements for Mrs. Sharon Martin are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.