Bonnie Lou Martin, 75, of West Lafayette, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Aultman Hospital, Canton.

She was born March 18, 1936, in Coshocton County, to the late Harry Loader and Mabel (Courtwright) Loader.

She was a 1954 Newcomerstown High School graduate.

She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church of Newcomerstown.

On Sept. 18, 1956, she married Gary Martin, who survives.

She is also survived by two sons, Jerry (Tammy) Martin of Newcomerstown and Jeff (Susan) Martin of Corinth, Ky.; four grandchildren, Scott (Alexandra) Martin, Eric Martin, Mitchell Martin, and Matthew Martin; three sisters, Judy (Jim) Hykes of Gnadenhutten, Gloria Hackenbracht of West Lafayette, and Debbie (Steve) Pettijohn of Wooster.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Loader.

A graveside service took place Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Donald Silverthorne officiating.

There was no visitation.

Online condolences may be made at