A funeral service celebrating the life of Martha J. Hoskinson, age 85, of Jacksontown, was held February 4, 2018, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta- Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Keith Sjostrand officiating. Burial followed in Jacksonstown Cemetery.
Martha passed away January 31, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio) in Newark. She was born July 10, 1932, in Licking County, to the late Frank and Hazel Catherine (Irwin) Parkinson.
Martha attended Jacksontown High School where she was a cheerleader. She married Melvin Leroy “Coonie” Hoskinson on October 13, 1951. In addition to raising their children, Martha helped her husband with the book work of his excavating business and she liked spending time with her husband and his racehorse hobby. Martha’s pastimes included, playing rummikub with her brothers and sisters and gardening in her flower beds. Most recently, Martha enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended the Christian Apostolic Church of Newark.
She is survived by her four sons, Robert (Beth) Hoskinson, Rodney (Holly) Hoskinson, Steve (Leslie) Hoskinson, and Jeffery (Joyce) Hoskinson; seven grandchildren, Wesley (Brooke) Hoskinson, Adam Hoskinson, Arianne (Kevin) Moore, Josh (Melanie) Hoskinson, Leslie (Nate) DeRolph, Brian (Amber) Hoskinson and Kristin Hoskinson; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy (Whitney) McHenry and Cody McHenry; seven greatgrandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Hunt; five brothers, Edgar Parkinson, Donald Parkinson, Thomas Parkinson, Wendell Parkinson, and Roger Parkinson; brother-in-law, Jim (Linda) Hoskinson; two sisters-in-law, Bit (Don) Predmore and Kay Mills; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leroy “Coonie”; two sisters, Kate Marone and Evelyn Parkinson; two brothers, Jim Parkinson and Dave Parkinson; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Oakleaf and Charlene McCreary.
Memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to Christian Apostolic Church of Newark or to Hospice of Central Ohio.