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Martha Jane Meng


Martha Jane Meng, 94, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Medina Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 16, 1924 in Ashland, to Lisle and Elsie (Miller) Donelson.

Martha grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School in 1942. On December 1, 1945, she married Earl Meng who awaits her in Heaven. Earl preceded her in death December 1, 2012. Over the 67 years Earl and Martha were married, they enjoyed many trips in the United States and abroad. Martha was a member of the Eastern Star.

While the family lived in Alliance, Martha worked at the Tannenhauf Golf Course and after settling permanently in Lodi, she worked alongside Earl at the Lodi Equity as a bookkeeper, where she got to know everyone in the farming community. She lived at home until her death and loved going on long car rides with her family.

Moomie, as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was so proud of her five generations of family and always knew everyone's birthdays, even as the family grew and grew.

Surviving are her children, Kennard (Jill) of Wooster, Philip of Lodi, Kathy Piatt-Hitt of Butler, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Tracy and Drew Meng, Todd and Keith Meng, Katti Meng, Jessica Meng Fulton, Jason, Andrew and Mya Hitt; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Ross of Fremont and Evelyn Weiler of Ashland and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Martha was preceded in death by siblings, Lois Balsizer, Dale Donelson, Allen Donelson and Kenneth Donelson.

Martha's memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1301 State Route 89, Ashland at 1:30 P.M. with Jennifer Darling-Mellott officiating. Matt Miller, friend of the family, will deliver Martha's celebration of life. A luncheon will follow the service. Martha will join her husband in burial at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, at a later date.

Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.

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