Martha M. Lantz, 96, of Narvon, formerly of Morgantown, died peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Zerbe Retirement Community.
Born in Morgantown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel K. and Melinda (Mast) Petersheim. Her husband, Alpheus D. Lantz, died May 28, 2001.
Martha was a homemaker and a longtime member of Hopewell Christian Fellowship where she served in the kitchen.
She had formerly worked for 15 years at Zerbe Retirement Community and was an avid gardener, a skilled quilter and seamstress, and an accomplished bee keeper.
Surviving are six children, Nevin D., married to Norene (Huber) Lantz of Capitola, CA, Merle E., married to Diana (Shelton) Lantz of Colorado Springs, CO, Wendell J., married to Doris (Weaver) Lantz of Paoli, IN, Thelma, married to Richard Penman of Halifax, Ivan, married to Lois (Woolston) Lantz of Reading, and Bertha, married to Thomas Collins of Mohnton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Walter Petersheim of Morgantown; and a sister, Elizabeth Martin of Ephrata.
Preceding her in death are four brothers and two sisters, Elmer Petersheim, Ruth Good, Stephen Petersheim, John Petersheim, Sarah Burkholder, and Edwin Petersheim.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 10 am at Hopewell Christian Fellowship, 2286 Hopewell Road, Elverson. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, 209 E. Main St., Terre Hill on Wednesday from 6-8 pm and on Thursday at the Church from 9-10 am. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com.