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Rosalind Russell Martin

Monday, November 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home and at Mt. Zion Mennonite Church on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, San Mar, MD


Rosalind Russell Martin, Clear Spring, Maryland passed into eternity after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She was born on December 29, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late David L. and Etta (Robinette) Russell. She was the foster daughter of the late Nathan and Bertha martin.

She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1967. In 1968 she graduated from Chambersburg Area School of Practical Nursing and worked in the Intensive Care Unit for one year before marrying her high school sweetheart Leon Martin on August 2, 1969.

Along with Leon Martin, her loving husband of 49 years, she is survived by two sons, Leon Brodrick, (Karen) of Martinsburg, WV, Kendall Lee (Stephanie), of Pine Grove, PA. Four grandchildren, Monica Rose, Greencastle, PA, Stephanie Brooke, Martinsburg, WV, Kourtney Elizabeth (Wade) Rider, Greencastle,PA, and carlin Brady ( Lorna), Watertown, NY. Three great grandchildren, Preston Wayne, Emberly Joel, and Dawson William. One sister, Sue (Richard) Lehman, Chambersburg, PA. Foster siblings, Ray (Eunice) Martin, Julia (Richard) Shank and Richard (Lois) Martin. And a family friend from Younkers, New York, Anthony  Alexander.

She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Golden Living, Western Maryland Hospital Center, and Home Call Inc., during her lifetime. She helped her husband with their dairy farm business, their trucking Inc. and helped oversee their Rental Properties. For six years she was a personal care giver for her in- laws, Hege and Luvinia Martin until their passing.

She enjoyed vacations, camping, and playing with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. When younger she enjoyed sewing, some quilting, and crocheting. She was an active member of North Side Mennonite Church. Serving in the roll as hospitality person and taking calls for prayers and praises for the congregation through One Call Now. Helping to supply draw string bags for health and school kits to Cumberland Valley Relief Center for the Mennonite Central Committee and crocheting occupied her time while battling cancer due to limited abilities for other activities.

In addition to her parents and foster parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nora M. Dehart and Grace T. Schindeldecker and two brothers Edmond O. Russell, and David L. Russell, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 26, 2108 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, and one hour prior to the service at the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 20544 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, MD on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gary Zook, Pastor Richard Rutherford and Pastor Roger Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness- Cumberland Valley, Inc., 12916 Conamar Drive, Suite 201, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Dear Dad, You could not have had a better life partner. Mom put her family above all else except for her relationship with the lord. I know you will miss her so much as will all of us. Know that we all morn with the hope that we shall be joined together again. Praise to Jesus for defeating death.

Kendall martin
Pine Grove , PA

Leon, Brodrick and Kendall, I was saddened to hear of Rosalind's passing this week. Mom and Dad have mentioned her often during our conversations over the past years. I have many good memories of evening conversations around your kitchen table, years ago. I still smile about the time I was moving into my first apartment and I asked Rosalind how often I should clean the toilet. In her typical no-nonsense manner she replied, "When it needs it," which was no help to the clueless guy who thought he needed a schedule for everything. I'm sure there's no way to make this transition less difficult, but I hope you feel supported by the love and care of your family and friends. My thoughts are with you. --Jay Miller

Jay Miller
Toronnto, ON

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elise Hundley
Inwood , WV

Dear Leon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of both Leon and Rosalind driving the bus for Heritage Academy. Rosalind was a blessing to so many. Now, she is enjoying all the splendor of Heaven and I hope you find comfort in knowing that you will see her again one day.

Audrey Willard
Smithsburg, MD

Fond memories of Concert Choir with Rosalind & hearing about her crush on Leon. Truly sorry for your loss

Linda Fouche'
Norwich, CT

We are so sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of knowing Rosalind in the 1980's when she was a home nurse helping to care for us after our motorcycle accident. She was very kind and helpful to us in our recovery. We will be lifting your family up in prayer.

Sherie & Jack Adams
Falling Waters, WV

Brandt Hissong
Greencastle , Pennsylvania

I remember Rosalind well from North High. We were in the same class of 1967. She was a dear, sweet person and I am glad to have known her. Deepest sympathies to all your family.

Judy Ford
Shepherdstown , WV

Deepest sympathy to Leon and all the family May God comfort you

Sorry about your loss.

Kenneth Miracle, Karen Emery
Middlesboro, KY

From all the kitchen lessons, sounds of you singing, endless nurturing, and a few harsh but necessary corrections, you have given me 22 years of wisdom, love, and truly shown me the way to be more like Jesus. You always had advice to offer or a listening ear when needed. We are all so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to be your support as you always were to all of us. As you said a few weeks ago, do not be sad or guilty of what we did not get to do with one another but find strength in the memories we do have. Thanks for a million and one memories. I dont think my story telling will do your life justice but I will do my best to teach my future about the warrior that I had the pleasure to call Gma, Loving you forever

Kourtney and Wade
Greencastle, Pa

Prayers for days to come we may not be there with you all but our heart are and know we are here for you all anytime love you all very much

Mary miracle
Cannon , Ky

Taylor and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our sincere condolences to all of you.

Cheri Everly
Martinsburg , WV

Leon and family so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. Glad we got to know her though church at northside Mennonite church. Praying that you will feel God's presence. Rip Rosalind. Gone but never forgotten.

Angie and buck goad
Hagerstown, Md

So thankful for aunt Rosalind and uncle Leon and their support during my breast cancer walk. I'll miss our talks .

Sheila Rice
Boonsboro , Maryland

Thank you for allowing me to be such a big part of your life. YOU WILL FOREVER AND ALWAYS BE LOVED AND REMEMBERED. I love you with all my heart, you have changed my life forever. Fly high now our angel.

Martinsburg, WV

Love you mom. Going to miss you

Your oldest son
Martinsburg , WV

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