ROUTSONG, Martha Ann, "Marty" (Cruea), age 81, formerly of Oakwood passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008. She was a graduate of Fairview High School in 1945 and received her BS from Miami University, Oxford in 1949. Marty was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, PEO Chapter CK, Eastern Star and an active member of David's United Church of Christ. At David's, she had been a member of the choir, she organized the Christmas bazaar and the church decorating committee for several years. She was a past Matron of Far Hills Chapter Eastern Star (now Belmont Chapter) and served as Grand Marshall of the Grand Chapter of Ohio in 1984. She was co-owner of the Routsong Funeral Home and one of the first women funeral directors in Dayton. Marty's talents were many, she was an extremely accomplished seamstress, national roller skating champion, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community volunteer and friend who loved to entertain. She enjoyed camping with her family throughout the United States. Marty collected many Native American artifacts and jewelry on her trips as well as local crafts and antiques. Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Edna Cruea, and 2 sisters, Barbara Culp and Frances Ely. She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband of 58 years, Thomas H.; daughter, Jane House; son, Thomas A. Routsong and his wife, Lisa; 2 grandsons, Samuel and Maxwell Routsong and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 17, 2008 at David's United Church of Christ, 170 W. David Road, with Rev. Andrew J. Bierkan and Rev. Dave Tackett officiating. Burial in David's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering with Eastern Star services 8:00 PM. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Hospice of Dayton. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Shiners' Burns Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com
Kettering Routsong Funeral Home
2100 E. Stroop Rd.