Born on March 27, 1921, in Tuscarawas, Martha was the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Viola P. (Van Lehn) Schumacher.
In 1939, she graduated from Tuscarawas Warwick High School. She then attended the Rio Grande College for 1 year and the Canton Actual Business College. Martha was employed at the Educational Resource Center in New Philadelphia for 21 years. She was a member and attended the Sharon Moravian Church for 92 years, where she served as the church secretary, was an elder, belonged to the Women’s Fellowship and she made tapes for the shut-ins and delivered them and was on the committee to construct the Christmas Putz. Martha also served on the Tuscarawas Warwick and Indian Valley School Boards and the Tuscarawas Town Council. She went to Bethel, Alaska two different times to work at the Moravian Mission and traveled many parts of the world. Martha was also a member of the Twin City Hospital Coffee Bar, the Tuscarawas Senior Citizens and the 500 Card Club.
On March 24, 1944, at the Sharon Moravian Church, Martha married Clarence F. Rolli. Clarence passed away on May 18, 1962. Martha is also preceded in death by a sister Thelma Schumacher Morrison and a brother Warren Schumacher.
Martha is survived by her children Joyce (Frank) Sainato of Akron, Jerry (Linda) Rolli of Stockport and Janice Nickens of Rockville, Maryland; a sister Kathryn Shamel of Tuscarawas; 5 grandchildren Mollie (Kacy) McGrath, Clark (Sara) Rolli, Kim (Billy) Magro, Matthew Nickens and Nicholas (Erin) Sainato; 12 great grandchildren Drake King, Cade King, Zyler Jadwin, Collin Rolli, Creed McGrath, Zachary Rolli, Claire Rolli, Rosie Sainato, Sienna Magro, Ethan Magro, Evan Perdue and Ean Perdue.
Funeral services for Martha will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Sharon Moravian Church in Tuscarawas, with the Rev. Rebecca Sisley officiating. Burial will follow at the Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. at Uhrichsville and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the New Dawn Employees, her church family and special caregiver Timberly Roth, for all the loving care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Moravian Church for the organ installation and the sanctuary remodeling, P. O. Box 385, Tuscarawas, O., 44682.
Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. at Uhrichsville