Marta Sanchez, 89 years, of Sherwood, also known as Martha, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance. Marta was born February 8, 1925 in Del Rio, Texas, the daughter of the late Manuel and Petra (Rodriguez) Romo. Martha married Juan L. Sanchez on January 18, 1943, he preceded her in death on June 25, 1994. A devoted wife and mother, Marta cared for her family and ran her home. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers, sewing, but she thoroughly enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her seven children, Jane (Albert) Miller of Sherwood, Mary Ann Anderson of Defiance, Gloria Wagner of Defiance, Terri (Kenneth) Buchenberg of Napoleon, Joie Peter of Hicksville, John “Jay” Sanchez of Defiance and James “Jim” (Kim) Sanchez of Defiance; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan and one son, Jessie Sanchez.
Visitation for Marta “Martha” Sanchez will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life Service, beginning at 7:00 pm Saturday February 7, 2015 in the funeral home with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Inurnment of her cremated remains will take place in the spring in Sherwood Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, 6817 State Route 66 North, Defiance, Ohio 43512