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Phyllis J. Wittwer Martin, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away at The Cedars Retirement Center in Leo-Cedarville, Indiana, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
She was born on December 16, 1927, to Sam and Mary (Zimmerman) Wittwer.
She was married on June 9, 1963 to Jay Martin, who preceded her in death on March 24, 1989.
She was a member of Westview Alliance Church at 9804 Illinois Rd. in Fort Wayne, where she inspired all who came in contact with her.
She graduated from Berne High School in 1946 and attended Fort Wayne Bible College.
She always enjoyed working with children of all ages and lived to inspire everyone who knew her.
She is survived and will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews on both the Wittwer and Martin sides.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Martin; seven brothers, Vilas, Jesse, John, Weldon, Laverne, Kenneth, and Joseph Wittwer; and five sisters, Pearl (Felix) Yoss, Lena (Lester) Reynolds, Gladys (Franklin) Liechty, Mable (Elvett) Dawe, and Helen (Robert) Welch.
Family and friends will be received from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, with the funeral following, at Westview Alliance Church, 9804 Illinois Rd. in Fort Wayne. Officiating will be Pastor Brian Scott and Pastor Jason Schlatter.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 31.
Funeral arrangements were made by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home of Decatur, Indiana.