A funeral service, celebrating the life of Heather Martin, 26, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, in the Kirkersville United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.
Heather died suddenly on Friday evening, September 29, 2017 on her way to the Emergency Room at Licking Memorial. Her family was with her on her final journey. She was born April 18, 1991, in Newark, the daughter of Harold Jeffrey and Christine Marie (Stacoffe) Martin. Heather was a 2009 graduate of Watkins Memorial High School, where she was active in the band and drama programs. She was a 2013 graduate of Tiffin University, with a degree in Business. She was employed as a loan processor with Pataskala Bank, and had just transferred to Heartland Bank as a loan processor within the last month.
Heather was an accomplished horsewoman. She was president of the Independent Contest Pleasure Horse Association in Licking County, alumni and advisor to the Silver Spurs 4-H club, and vice president of the Licking County Horse and Pony Council. Heather was a proud alumni of the Dream Achievers 4-H club. She was a lifelong member of Kirkersville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her loving family, which in addition to her parents, includes her sister, Andrea; brother, Christopher (C.J.); grandparents, Harold and Mary Jane Martin and Robert and Gertrude Stacoffe; her uncles, Rob (Kim) Martin, and their daughter, Jillian, Dave (Jody) Stacoffe, and their son, Carson; aunts, Angela (Jim) Dornbush, and their daughters, Anna and Clara, Sharyn Stacoffe; and many friends.
Friends and family may make memorial contributions to the Heather Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Heartland Bank. Envelopes will be available at the services.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for Heather and the Martin Family.