Purnia Martin Motter

June 14, 2013


Purnia Martin Motter

Purnia Martin Motter, 89, died at 8:48 p.m., June 12, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Morgan County, Tenn., to James and Louisa Webb Sexton, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 18, 1943, she married Chadwick E. Pat Martin, who died July 23, 1987. On Aug. 28, 1993, she married Kenneth E. Motter, who survives in Harrod.

Mrs. Motter was a homemaker. She was a member of Auglaize Bible Church.

Survivors also include a son, James C. (Sharon) Martin, of Elida; a daughter, Nora (David) Barry, of Harrod; three stepsons, Robert E. (Diane) Motter, of Harrod, David E. Motter, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Roger L. (Carol) Motter, of Harrod; and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 12 siblings.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Eastside Chapel. Pastor Christian Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Westminster.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize Bible Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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Purnia Martin Motter