OBITUARY

Martha Siegrist

August 1, 1930January 12, 2012

Martha L. Siegrist passed away on the afternoon of January 12, 2012, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Martha was born in Coshocton on August 1, 1930. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1948. While at Coshocton High School she was a member of the Homecoming Queen’s Court and until her death continued to enjoy friendship with members of the KAT club. She attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in Pittsburgh, PA. and in Columbus, Ohio, after attending high school. She worked briefly as a model until shortly after her marriage to James W. Finney of Coshocton on June 11, 1950. James Finney and Martha were married until 1973. Martha worked at Hopewell School in several positions, teacher’s aide, secretary and cook, from 1963 until 1982. She also worked at a Coshocton answering service, the Tollhouse Clothing Store in Roscoe and College Park Nursing Home in Coshocton. She was married to Carl R. Siegrist on October 31, 1979 until his death on January 21, 2007. Martha enjoyed living in Cape Coral, Florida in the 1980’s. She also enjoyed traveling the country in a RV from 1990 to 1995. Martha and Carl returned to Coshocton in 1995. She has enjoyed her independence, friends, watching OSU football and playing bridge at Windsorwood Assisting Living during the last six years. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton. Those who knew and loved her will remember her witty sense of humor and talented ability to add gaiety and style to all occasions and gatherings. She was a very giving and patient wife and mother. She will be very much missed by her family and friends. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Grace (Adams) and Herbert Nelson; her husband, Carl; her former husband, James; and her beloved sister, Mary Jane Siegrist. She is survived by her children, Angela Finney of Newark, Michael and Chris (Carton) Finney of Cincinnati, and James and Pam (Spencer) Finney of Mt. Vernon; step son, Carl Siegrist of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Victor and Sean Finney, and Zach Siegrist; brother-in-law, George Siegrist; cousin, Laverne Siegrist; and sisters-in-law, Leslie Finney and Jean Finney in Columbus, Ohio, and many beloved nephews and nieces. Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012, from 5-7:00 pm at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, and from 10-11:00 am on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Reverend Jonathan Carlisle officiating. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, 142 N. 4th Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Martha Siegrist

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Jaron Terry-Smith

January 17, 2012

Dear Angie and Mike (and Jim, whom I don't believe I've met), I'm so sorry about your mom's passing -- my mom always thought very highly of her. My heart goes out to all of you...
Jaron Terry-Smith
Hilliard Ohio

January 17, 2012

Angie, Mike and Jimmy and families, We are very sorry of your Mother's loss. We will remember her always and the times we were neighbors and friends. The Doyle Family

Mike Voris

January 17, 2012

Although I did not know her, her son MIKE is a good friend and I am sorry for his loss. God Bless.

Steve Finney

January 17, 2012

As her nephew, I remember her as very pretty, and as was shared, both witty & patient which I believe she needed both for my late uncle Jim. My sincere condolences go out to my cousins Jim, Mike & Angie.

January 16, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. Martha L0u was a very special person and many people know this. She will be missed..Suzann Stoker

Brandy Bricker

January 16, 2012

I am sorry for your loss she will be missed at Windsorwood Place by all who knew her.She was a very lovely lady and a sweet heart. Heaven now has another angel to look apon us here on earth.

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