Martha was a teacher with a passionate faith and a love for children. She completed training in 1957 and taught Kindergarten and music 2 years in Welland, Ont. Martha provided Reinhard the encouragement he needed for the career change into teaching high school. While the children were young, Martha devoted herself to caring for them, making the most of every teachable moment. She was always proud to talk about her grandchildren and great-granddaughters and pass on to them her treasures of faith. Martha taught Sunday school and girls’ club, served with Willing Helpers and ladies’ groups and sang in choir. Giving encouragement and food energized her. After a November 2012 stoke, Martha recovered, lost some inhibitions, and gained an ability to laugh at length. After a second stroke July 21, 2013, she never recovered. Martha knew her preciousness to God.