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Naomi Ruth Martin

December 31, 1954 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 65)


Naomi Ruth Martin, age 65, of  New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Thursday evening,  May 14, 2020 in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital emergency room after becoming ill in her home.

She was born December 31, 1954 in Dover, Ohio and was the daughter of  the late Edward Nelson Martin Sr. and Oranna McNutt Martin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by  three sisters and two brothers.

Naomi was primarily a homemaker and a member of the Eleventh Street Church of God in Uhrichsville.   She was blessed with the gift of music.  She shared her talent as she sang gospel music in her church and sang and read Bible verses to those confined to local nursing homes. She also enjoyed baking and crocheting, but was most particularly fond of sharing her life with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by a son, John A. (Tina) Ford of New Philadelphia, a daughter, Michelle Rae Miller (Companion John Fichter) with whom she resided, her grandchildren Zechariah Ford (fiancée  Tommi Best)  and Brandon Miller, both of New Philadelphia, Dylan (Tasia) Ford of Tuscarawas, OH, Bradley Miller, Brianna Miller (significant other Dilan Haney),  Camie Ford  (fiancée Brandon Sickles), Alisha Ford, and Alexander Ford, all of New Philadelphia, three great-grandchildren , Rylan Ford, Audrey Ford, and Remington Haney, and an unborn great-granddaughter, Ireland Haney, her sister Mrs. Darlene (David) Berry of New Philadelphia, and two brothers, Dan (Carol) Martin of New Philadelphia, and William (Barb) Martin of Bolivar, OH, and her children's father, Michael Ray Ford of Barnhill, OH.

No formal funeral services are currently scheduled. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling cremation arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made for the benefit of the family through the funeral home. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.

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