Martha Stripe, 87, formerly of Green, passed away April 24, 2019 in Delaware, Ohio. Martha was born February 3, 1932 in Rootstown to the late Ora and Hazel Smith.
When her children were young, Martha and her husband, Larry were scoutmasters; enjoying the many activities with them. Her son, Jeff earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1972 at the age of 14. Martha returned to the workforce in 1974 and began working with the Cleminshaw Company in 1978; retiring after nearly 20 years with the company. Like her father Ora, she greatly enjoyed working for the company and even attended the company Christmas parties for many years after her retirement. Martha and Larry had the opportunity to travel, visiting nearly 45 countries spread out over all 7 continents. After Larry’s passing, she continued her travels with others including, Larry’s sister, her granddaughter and her cousin. Throughout her life, she enjoyed crafts and creating photo albums of her travels and her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Stripe. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Rita) and Earl (Kathy) Stripe; grandchildren, Mandy (Kevin) Anderson, Misty (Dustin) Smith, Lathan (Rachel) Stripe, Rachel Stripe, and Alec Stripe; great-grandchildren, Tessa, Bentley, Piper, Amberly; sister, Rosemary Schwinn; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Darryl Moulder officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 5 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Martha’s name to ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
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