Martha Rae Almack

March 3, 1938January 7, 2021
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Martha Rae Almack, age 82, of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born on March 3, 1938, in Mount Vernon to the late Albert Paul and Catherine (Carpenter) Rine. After graduating Mount Vernon High School in 1956, she married Charles C. Almack on November 4, 1956. Together they owned and operated C & M Collectables on Second Street for 30 years. She worked for AEP, Shaw Barton and as a teller for Cambridge Savings and Loan.

Martha enjoyed going to flea markets where she met many friends over the years. She liked to travel, sew, do crossword puzzles and put puzzles together. Martha took great care of her family; she loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her loving dog Fritz who passed away several years ago. Martha and her daughter volunteer at Camping Echoing Hills. She was a compassionate, caring, strong minded, loving person and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Along with her husband Charles, of 64 years, Martha is survived by her two children, Kim (Joe) Vonasek of Rochester, NY and Todd (Linda) Almack of Westerville; four grandchildren, Paul (Lisa Brotz) Vonasek, Lori (Shaun) VanDyke, Amy Almack and Andrea Snyder and two great-grandchildren, Hazel Rose and Ambrose Leo.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley. Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, social distancing measures will be in place and there will be a limited number of people inside the funeral home at a time. We also ask that you please wear a facemask at all times for the health and safety of our guests and employees.

Funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 12:00 pm on Tuesday with Pastors Mike Gross and Bill Jones officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm at Memorial Gardens in Mount Vernon. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to Interim Hospice, 499 S. 2nd. Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at


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    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Tammy Lahna

January 18, 2021

I want to express my sincerest condolences on hearing of Martha’s passing. I spent a few times with Charlie and Martha, they were friends of my dad Ron Lahna and Ruth Lahna. Martha was a very sweet lady. Peace and comfort be with you.

Tammy Lahna

Roger Besst

January 13, 2021

I want to offer my condolences to Mr. Almack and the Almack family for the loss of Martha. I often stopped at their collectibles business on Second St. to talk with them over the years. Martha always had a good, positive outlook on life, and it seemed after leaving their store, I felt better and life was better.

When my mother passed on six years ago, Martha's words of wisdom and comfort helped ease the pain of losing my mother, and accepting her loss as part of the journey through life.

Martha was a wonderful woman. She will be missed.


Natalie Gault

January 12, 2021

Please know how much you are cared about and how much Martha will be missed. We loved to hear about her adventures. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort at this time.
Bill & Natalie

Lauren Z Fader

January 11, 2021

To Kim & Family,
I'm sorry to hear that your mother passed away. Wishing you and your family strength and peace during this sad time.
My deepest sympathy,

Kimberly Wyatt

January 10, 2021

You will be missed my friend. Meeting you so many years ago, you and Charles receive us and treated us as your own. We loved that you called us kids. You always had so much energy and spunk. Always so helpful and loving. You and Mr. C helped me so many times not to stress the small stuff.
Just know that you were loved by many and will be missed.

Rachel Bundy Skelley

January 10, 2021

We offer our condolences, Kim to you and your family during this time of loss of your mother. May God bring you comfort at this time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Rachel (Bundy) & Erich Skelley

Darlene Williard

January 9, 2021

So many great memories with Charles and Martha.
Martha was a gem and will be missed in our community. Your antique friends miss you. Love and hugs to Charles.

Tammy Williams Mcginnis Geerts

January 9, 2021

Kim and family I am sorry for the loss of your mom.
I remember spending many nights at your house and your mom and dad were great.
Your mom had a good sense of humor and a contagious laugh. They always made me feel warm and welcomed.
I miss those days.

Julie Shoults

January 9, 2021

We have only known Martha and Charlie for a few years. In that short time she tought me so much about antiques and items I was not sure what an item was. I am going to miss them stopping in to pick up items. We would talk while the men would try to sell each other items. She'll be missed by everyone she touched in her life. God bless you and your family. Gary and Julie Shoults

Pat Grier

January 9, 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers to you Charlie and family on the passing of your loved one. Martha was such a dear friend as we worked together at Conesville Coal Wash Plant, and being the only gals. I pray you find some comfort as you celebrate the wonderful memories and her life.
May you rest in Peace Dear Friend.