~ Martin, LaVina – Teacher – 2004

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LaVina Busch Martin

CLEARWATER, Fla. — LaVina Busch Martin of Clearwater, Fla. and Marion, Ohio, age 87, died Feb. 26, 2004.

She was the daughter of David B. and Cora M. Neidhart.

She was a graduate of Pleasant High School and Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. She was a teacher for 28 years: Pleasant High School (25 years), Old Fort High School, Prospect High School and Central Junior High School. She was a teacher of vocational home economics and the advisor to the Future Home Makers of America. She was also a teacher trainer for students in Home Economics for The Ohio State University.

During World War II, she worked as an analytical chemist for Sun Oil Company in Toledo.

She was a member of Lydia Chapter No. 83 Eastern Star, The Marion Area Home Economics Club, The Ohio Association, N.E.A and Central Ohio Association of Teachers. She was a former member of Epworth United Methodist Church of Marion and served on the Administration Board, Chairman for the American Cancer Society Drive for Marion County. She served on the Advisory Board for the Tri-Rivers Vocational School. She was also a former member of Pleasant C.C.L., University Women, Elderado Literary Club and a life member of The Ohio State University Alumnae Association.

She moved to Clearwater, Fla., in 1980 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, The Fellowship Club, Fellowship Sunday School Class and served as an usher for many years. She was also an Auxiliary for Morton Plant Hospital.

She was married to Arthur L. Martin and William D. Busch who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Jeanne Busch; her grandson, Robert Busch of Columbus, Ohio; her daughter, Janel Busch of Safety Harbor, Fla.; her sisters, Vie Cratty, Edna (Everett) Cochran of Marion and Norma Fox of Prospect, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home with Rev. Max Williams presiding. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery on the family plot. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

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