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  • Edna Irene Martin

  • Edna Irene Martin, 82, of 3509 St. Rt. 168, Mohawk, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown.

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  • Edna Irene Martin, 82, of 3509 St. Rt. 168, Mohawk, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown.
    She was born September 1, 1930, in the Town of German Flatts and the daughter of the late Frederick and Edna Brady Eberlein, and received her education in the Mohawk Schools. On May 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to James S. Martin at the Mohawk Methodist Church.
    Edna was employed as a clerk with the Real Property Office at Herkimer County, retiring several years ago.
    Edna was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Mohawk, and an active member of the church Altar Society and the Episcopal Church Women. She was also involved with several organizations throughout the valley, including the Mohawk Chapter 82 of the Eastern Star, where she was past matron and a very active member for over 50 years. She was also a member and past president of Mohawk Valley Chapter of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and a 15 year member of the New York State Chapter. She was a 25 year member and past Regent of Col Marinus Willett Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and a ten year member of the Minnowbrook Garden Club of Mohawk, where she received several blue ribbons for her arrangements.
    Edna is survived by her husband, Jim; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim, Jr., and Lynne Martin, of Mohawk, and Jon Martin, of Mohawk; a brother and  sister-in-law, Donald and Arlene Eberlein, of Napa Valley, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyliss and Art Muller, of St. Johnsville; and grandchildren, Andrew and John Martin. She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Erma Eberlein, and  a sister  and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Merton Comstock.
    Funeral services for Edna will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 10:00 AM at the Grace Episcopal Church, East Main Street, Mohawk, with Fr. William Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in the Mohawk Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00, Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego Street, Ilion.
    The Eastern Star Valley Chapter 82 will conduct services on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Friends are asked to consider memorials to the Grace Episcopal Church in Edna's memory; envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    To light a candle, please go to www.whiter.hendrix.com.