WEST LAFAYETTE -- Dorothy J. Martin, 88, formerly of Newcomerstown and West Lafayette, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Union Hospital, Dover.

She was born March 7, 1923, in Newcomerstown, to the late Arby Asher and Jenny (Brown) Asher.

She was a 1941 Newcomerstown High School graduate and a homemaker.

She was a member of West Lafayette United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star of West Lafayette and the former Sorosis Club.

She loved being with family, playing the piano, and performed in any musically-related programs around West Lafayette.

On Dec. 22, 1941, she married James E. Martin, who passed away Oct. 31, 2002.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Edwards of Newcomerstown, Patricia (Bill) Caudill of Cincinnati; one son, James (Hazel) Martin of Zanesville; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Asher.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 14, 2011, in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, with Pastor Jay Rock officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., Dover, OH 44622.

Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.