Cumberland Times-News

October 8, 2012


Cumberland Times-News

— OAKLAND — Olive Blanche (Blamble) Martin, 89, of Oakland, died on Oct. 8, 2012 at Dennett Road Manor.  

She was born on March 26, 1923 in Gorman, the daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Liller) Blamble. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  

Fuzz and Barbara were always there for her and Junior and helped work the farm with them for 45 years. The farm, purchased in 1941, was their pride and joy. After the death of Junior, Barbara, her oldest daughter, and “Fuzz” took care of her by accompanying her to Florida during most of the winters and helping her with gardening and canning which she dearly loved. Piecing quilts by hand was another one of her all time favorite things to do. Olive had been a resident of Dennett Road Manor since May 2007.

She is survived by five daughters, Barbara (Shaffer) Sines, Peggy Kitzmiller, Linda Coddington, Shirley Fletcher and Sheila Shaffer; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Junior Martin on Aug. 24, 2001; a very special son-in-law, Fuzz Shaffer on Aug. 23, 2008; six brothers, Paul, Elwood, Keith, John, Charles and Delbert Blamble; and two sisters, Alice Feather and Ethel Myers.  

Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Ed Calhoun officiating.  

Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad, PO Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550 or a charity of choice.

 Olive’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Laura Partridge who went above and beyond her call of duty and Amber Sines during mother’s last remaining days and to all the other nursing staff and aides for her care and keeping her comfortable.