Leah K. Martin

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Leah "Kay" (Stidham) Geisler Martin started her new journey in eternal life on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, from her home with family by her side.
She was born April 29, 1944, at St. Joe Hospital in Fort Wayne to Lawrence P. Stidham and Bessie (Taulbee) Stidham. She grew up in Columbia City with her siblings Linda (Carmichael), Jaqueline (Engleman) and Lowell. In 1963, Leah Kay married SSgt. Patrick Joseph Geisler and was widowed in 1969. They had two children, Kathleen Geisler-Alvarenga and Thomas Patrick Geisler. Leah Kay married Eugene Martin in July 1998, living in Anderson and Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Surviving are her sister, Jaqueline; daughter, Kathy; son, Patrick; son-in-law, David; daughter-in-law, Lori; four grandchildren, Wes Geisler, Derek Grim, Austin Grim and Devyn Geisler; and eight great- grandchildren, Ricky, Ryan, Caydence, Lily, Carter, Evelyn, Ruby Kay and Spencer; sister-in-law, Patricia Martin; sister-in-law, Beverly Vaughn; brother-in-law, Dan Vaughn; and stepmother, Ruth Martin.
The public funeral visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 26 at Legacy Funeral Home, 504 W. Ninth St., Anderson, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The formal service will be at 5 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Nov. 4, 2018, in Columbia City at the Tri-Lakes Lions Club.
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Published on October 23, 2018
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