In memory of
Shirley H. Martin
Shirley H. Martin RUSHVILLE - Shirley H. Martin, age 84, died on June 5, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Route 245, Middlesex, NY 14507; Rushville Hose Company, PO Box 51, Rushville, NY 14544; or Mabel D. Blodgett Reading Center, 35 S. Main St. Rushville, NY 14544. Shirley was born on Feb. 13, 1935, in Wayland and was the daughter of the late George Hemmer and Lillian Hotter Hemmer. Shirley graduated from Wayland Central High School and received her teaching degree from Nazareth College in 1956. Shirley was a teacher at Canandaigua Academy and later at Marcus Whitman Central School until her retirement. She was a member of the Ontario County Retired Teachers and New York State Retired Teachers. Shirley and her late husband, Bruce, owned and operated the Martin Dry Goods Store for several years. She was known for her Christmas open house. Shirley enjoyed crafting, attending craft shows and antiquing and was an avid reader. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Glenna Hughner and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, W. Bruce Martin; three brothers, Kenneth W. Hemmer, Gerald Hemmer and Donald Hemmer; two sisters, Leola Kurtzman and Anna Fisher; brothers-in-law, Bruce Hughner and Ralph (Barbara) Martin; and sisters-in-law, Lois (Graydon) Bailey and Betty Martin. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Joe, Jennifer, Jody and her many other caretakers. Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Martin family.
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