Rhea A. Martin, 85, of Fountain City, passed away on Sunday, June 4 at Arbor Trace.
She was born on January 1, 1932 on the family farm on Seaney Road to Elmer and Marie Harding Hill, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Fountain City High School.
She was a member of the 25-year Club at Alcoa, retiring after 36 years of service. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn.
She will be missed by her companion of over 40 years, Richard Ross; son, Dennis Martin and his companion, Therese Banes; daughter, Kathleen Merkamp; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren including Stacey Martin, Sarah Yencer, Shannon Boomershine, Eric Merkamp, Brad Merkamp, Austin Yencer, Tony Yencer, Taylor Yencer, Miranda Bright, Trevor Bright and Trenton Martin.
Paul Nichols will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .