Iona D. (Duvendeck) MartinNovember 15, 1917 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 100)
Age 100, of New Boston, formerly of Sciotoville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born November 15, 1917 in Portsmouth to Earl E. And Ella S. (Swickert) Duvendeck. Iona was a 1935 graduate of Sciotoville High School which is now East High School. She worked at the military depot in Columbus during WWII before going on to complete her degree at Ohio State, and was a lifelong, dedicated, Buckeye fan. Iona worked as a music teacher for the Portsmouth City School systems in the 40's until she married her husband, Lloyd, in her parents’ home on August 14, 1948. In her spare time, when she was not following the Buckeyes, she enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Wheelersburg chapter of the Eastern Star, participated in a bowling league, and an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Sciotoville. Iona was a joyous, positive person and was always pleasant company. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are her sister-in-law, Jane (David) Gee of Lucasville; two nieces, Lisa (Tim) Shephard, and Amy (Joe) Kayser; and three nephews, Sim (Patti) Martin, Doug (Patti) Martin, and Dave Martin; great-nieces include Marissa (CJ) McCormick, Brianna (Cullen) Harris, Jordan (Doug) Williams, Miranda Pauley, Ragen Kayser, Heather (Chad) Potts, and Shellie (Chad) Flinders; great-nephews, JP Kayser, Adam Martin, Nathan (Luz-Adriana) Martin, Nolan (Elise) Martin, Rob Martin, John Martin, and Andy Martin; one great-great niece, Taylor Potts; and four great-great-nephews, Logan Potts, Mason Flinders, Nicolas Martin, and Maximus Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at WOLFE-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in Sciotoville with Pastor John Richards officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 4 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be sent to SOMC Hospice, Iona’s favorite charity where she volunteered for 25 years. Online condolences may be shared at www.WolfeNelsonFuneralHome.com.