Martha A. Knowlton

BEACHWOOD — Martha Ann Knowlton, 91, of Beachwood, formerly of Nelson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

She was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Nelson, to Emerson and Lucile Doud Hahn.

Martha married the love of her life, James B. Knowlton, on Feb. 8, 1947. In February, they celebrated their 70th anniversary.

Martha graduated from Cleveland Beauty School and worked as a beautician in Champion for many years. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She shared happy memories with friends and family at their cottage in Jamestown, Pa. Her greatest joy was going on many adventures with her beloved husband.

Martha is survived by her children, Shirley Hofmeister of Shaker Heights, Donald Knowlton of Champion and Robert (Cheryl) Knowlton of Champion; brothers, Willard and Roy Hahn; sister, Mary Hecky; grandchildren, Julie, Kyle, Melissa, Michael, Mark, Cory and Amanda; and great-grandchildren, Chuckie, Eliana, Isabella, Patrick, Mackenzie, Cora, Alexis, Ryan, Leah and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; sister, Corolyn Randall; and granddaughter, Susan Knowlton.

A memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2017, at Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231, with the Rev. Richard Thewlis officiating. Burial was held in Harrington Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.

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