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Martha Marie (Woods) Barbor

February 19, 1922 ~ December 2, 2022 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Martha Barbor Obituary

Martha Marie (Woods) Barbor of Wellington died on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Elms in Wellington. Martha was born on February 19, 1922. A lifelong resident of the Wellington area she was a graduate of the Penfield High School class of 1940. After high school she attended Oberlin Business School and for several years worked as secretary for Ralph Purdy Superintendent of Wellington schools. Later in life Martha worked for her husband, Bill, as secretary at his Nationwide Insurance agency.

Martha was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Spencer until its closing.  She was baptized, confirmed and married at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. She then joined Bethany Lutheran Church in Wellington. She was a long-time member of the Wellington Literary club and the Wellington Town and Country club. Martha enjoyed traveling, cooking and baking many Swedish delights and most of all she loved spending time with family.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Blenda Woods, brother Lenn Bergland and husband William. She is survived by two sons James (Sue) of Wellington and David (Patricia) of Pickerington; three grandchildren Lisa (Dwight) Rice of Wellington, Tom (Naomi) Barbor of Lakewood and Kristen (Justin) Barbor-Ubaldi of Castle Pines, Colorado; and four great grandchildren Luke, Sophie, Nick and Twyla.

A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or WellSpring Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Norton-Eastman Funeral Home and condolences for Martha’s family can be shared at

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