GILMORE — Martha Jean (McMullen) Main, 72, of Gilmore, died on Wednesday afternoon of June 13, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Martha was born Sept. 17, 1945 to the late Cyril and Louella (Lanning) McMullen in Dennison, Ohio.

Martha was a lifelong resident of Gilmore. She graduated from Port Washington in 1963 and after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, she became a teacher for Newcomerstown Local Schools. She taught the first grade at the East School in the same classroom for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of the Delta PHI Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for almost 40 years.

Martha was a member of the Minksville Church of Christ in Cadiz, where she served as the minister’s wife for the past 29 years, and she was also a Bible school teacher. Martha loved doing outdoor yardwork, especially mowing the grass, growing flowers, and it was not uncommon to see Martha Jean on the tractor raking hay. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving are Martha’s husband of 29 years, Robert L. Main, whom she married on Oct. 15, 1988; two sons, Robert A. (Michelle) Main of Germantown, Tennessee, and Scott A. (Danielle) Main of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; four grandchildren, Bree, Camden, Benjamin and Mara; brothers, Carl (Anna) McMullen and Glenn (Marjorie) McMullen; sister, Faye (Bob) Welch; brothers-in-law, Bill (Jody) Main, Ron (Peg) Main, and Don (Debbie) Main; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha is only preceded in death by her parents.

Services are to be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Newcomerstown Church of Christ, 475 S. Goodrich St, Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832. Evangelists Chuck Newell and Tom Arnold will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Peoli Cemetery, in Peoli, Ohio. Visitation, also at the church, will be Monday June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Minksville Church of Christ, C/O John Jones, 35305 Jones Rd, Freeport, Ohio 43973, or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Online Condolences may be left for the family at