Martha M. (Nelson) Grant, age 85, of Oak Rd., W. Salem Twp., died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Saturday evening, September 23, 2017.

Mrs. Grant was born on June 24, 1932 to Sameul I. and Opal E. (Reimold) Nelson. She was a 1950 graduate of Penn High School. Martha married Adelbert “Deb” Marcus Grant on March 31, 1951, he passed away May 21, 2006. In her younger years, she was employed at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp., McGinnis Bros., Inc., sold Avon for years, and along with her husband they owned and operated the Mar-Del-Villa Trailer Park. She also donated time at the Greenville Rail Road Park.

Martha was an avid reader, and she enjoyed working on cross-stich, singing and playing the piano, and she loved being outdoors doing any and everything.

She will be sadly missed by her children; Marcy Lumpp (John) of Brookfield, Oh, Debra Myers (Roy) of Arizona, Ronda Sue Davis (Timothy) of Greenville, a son; Delbert “Tiger” Grant of Pittsburgh, Sisters; Dorothy “Dot” Marstellar of Sharpsville, Mildred “Midge” Reisinger of Greenville, Kathleen “Kathy” Peak of Linesville, brothers; Glenn Nelson (Janet) of Greenville and Raymond Nelson of Florida, in-laws; Floyd Grant (Beverly), Benjamin Grant (Marie) and Dorthy Scobbie, 15 grandchildren; David Bloom, Angie Sesna, Deanna Robinson, Stacy Stroup (Ben), Dannielle Fowler, Rhette Myers (Jamie), Rory Myers, Ryan Myers (Natasha), Riley Myers, Amanda Montgomery (Travis), Jessica Fenton, Thomas Fenton, Jr., Daniel Lumpp, Jesse Stiner and Kelly Davis; 29 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her best friends, Fran Adams, Carole Hoover, and Don and Eloise “Sis” Bee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, in-laws; Ella and Samuel Grant, an infant son; Adelbert Grant, Jr., a great-grandson, Brody Fowler, three sisters; Ethel Marsteller, Mary Ann Lorent and Helen Nelson and three brothers, Robert Nelson, James Nelson and Kenneth Nelson.

The family asks in lieu of memorial contributions, you take a little time to do something you love and think of our Mother.



  1. Connie Donner Spizzirri Durst Connie Donner Spizzirri Durst
    September 26, 2017    

    Amanda, Jessica, and Tom, Prayers and condolences to you and all of the family of your grandmother. Her memories will be ever present.

  2. Kathleen Vanpelt Kathleen Vanpelt
    September 26, 2017    

    She will be missed. Love y’all and sorry that I cant be there.

  3. Carol Hoover Carol Hoover
    September 26, 2017    

    Wishing you comfort. Remember the smiles and find comfort in the memories. I am thinking of all of you and I hope that time will bring you comfort.

  4. Lisa Ferree Daly Lisa Ferree Daly
    September 26, 2017    

    Love, light and peace to the whole family. Just remember she will always be with you and watch over you. Wish I could be there to pay my respects to her. In my younger days she was like another mom to me. Much love to you all.

  5. Mary Eastlick Mary Eastlick
    September 27, 2017    

    Thoughts and prayers Ronda and Family.

    September 28, 2017    

    Marci and family, may GOD comfort you through the sorrow of the loss of your mother. May all the good and loving memories bring you peace, joy and laughter. May your family take time to enjoy, love and comfort one another at this time. Your TCU family. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. Our prayers are with you all.

  7. Valerie Smith Valerie Smith
    August 30, 2018    

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a sweet woman. That made me feel welcome when I visited with my Mom. I am only sorry I didn’t get a chance to know her better.

    Love your niece,

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