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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Martha Gayman

Martha Virginia Gayman (Robinson)

Wednesday, September 14th, 1927 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Martha Virginia Gayman, 91, of Shippensburg, and a resident of the Shippensburg Health Care Center, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the home.

Born Wednesday, September 14, 1927 in Middle Spring, she was a daughter of the late Cloyd David and Ella Jane Rebuck Robinson.

Martha was a 1946 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. For many years, Martha worked alongside her husband on the family farm. She was a member of the Franklin County Society of Farm Women.

She was a member of the Greenvillage Church of God, and their Maranatha Sunday School Class. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Orrstown.

She also volunteered at the Church’s Food Banks, Meals on Wheels, and the Chambersburg Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda G. (Donald) Tosten, and Julia I. (Larry) Rosenberry, all of Shippensburg; two sons, Keith Arthur (Janice) Gayman, Davenport, IA, and Alan E. (Lisa) Gayman, Shippensburg; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Arthur Foust Gayman, who died November 17, 2014; one brother, Paul D. Robinson; and one sister, Edna B. Myers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., with Pastor Matthew A. Tosten, and Gary Hornbaker officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, in the funeral home.

The family sincerely wishes to thank the Shippensburg Health Care Center for the devoted care of their mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenvillage Church of God, 5164 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 2:30pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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    Pastor Matthew Tosten
  • Interment

    Spring Hill Cemetery
    114 North Morris St.
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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Sherry Reed

Posted at 01:35pm
My sincere condolences to Linda, Julia, Keith and Alan. Your mom was always so sweet and kind to everyone. She had a soft spoken way about her that just drew you to her immediately. Some of my fondest memories are of the fun times we all had at square dancing. I will be thinking of you and your families. Sherry (Smith) Reed

Arthur Hameister

Posted at 08:31pm
Not sure how, or why, but I happened to be looking at the Obituaries today and noticed that Mrs. Gayman passed away. As a boy, growing up in the St Paul Lutheran Church, the Gayman family became a 2nd family to me. I will always remember Mrs. Gayman's positive outlook on life and her kind heart. She always welcomed me and made me feel that I was always welcomed in their home. During my teen-age years my family moved close to their farm and during the summertime I would spend most of my days there. It was during those days that I learned the value of work and comradery. Mr. Gayman gave me my first paying job as a 9th grader in high school and I still look fondly on lifting those bales of hay of the wagons and loading them in the barn on those hot summer days. Growing up in a home where love wasn't a priority, I saw in the Gayman family a caring and nurturing love that helped shape me into the person I am today and I am forever grateful. My sincere condolences to Linda, Julia, Keith and Alan and to all of those who had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Gayman. Glory be to God that one day, we will all will be able to meet again on "that beautiful shore in the bye and bye." - Arthur Hameister, Jr.

Diane Casner

Posted at 07:46pm
I had the pleasure of getting ro know Martha i believe in 1991 or 1992 while she was in the carlisle hospital, i was a junior volunteer at that time, and got to know Martha well, she sent me a birthday card every year for some time then they stopped, never knew what had happened to her.
What a beautiful person she was.
My condolences to her family and friends. God bless.
Diane Casner

Lysle Cisney

Posted at 12:45pm
God gave me the privledge of knowing an angel here on earth. To Linda, Julie, Keith, and Alan and their families you have my sincerest sympathy.

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