Martha E. Miller


BATAVIA - Martha E. Miller of 637 East Main St. and a former Bolivar resident passed away Friday November 29, 2013 in the Genesee Co. Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Born October 15, 1925 in Wirt NY, she was the daughter of Leonard & Susan Hall Hackett. She married Francis I. Miller on September 22, 1989 in Batavia. Mr. Miller preceded her in death on December 18, 1989.

Martha was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Batavia. She enjoyed ceramics & crocheting.

Surviving are four sons, Paul Tarr of Rapidan VA, Lawrence (Linda) Benjamin of Friendship NY, David Benjamin Sr. of Florida and Bruce Benjamin of Bolivar; four daughters, Joyce Shutt of Bliss NY, Vironcia Champlin of Olean NY, Mary Benjamin of Olean NY and Christine (Floyd) Roberts of Byron NY. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth Johnson of Smethport PA and Phyllis Burch of Yorkshire NY; 28 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Brian Shutt, Gary Elliott, Lawrence Benjamin Jr. and Mary Champlin; three brothers, Kenneth Hackett, Clayton Hackett and Leonard Hackett Jr.; three sisters, Helen Torrence, Shirley Peterson and Susan Ionne.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar Wednesday December 4, 2013 from 11am-1pm. at which time Funeral & Committal Services will be held with Pastor Dale Gooch of the First Baptist Church of Akron N.Y. officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery Bolivar N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of WNY 2805 Wehrle Dr. Suite 6 Williamsville N.Y. 14221-7380.