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Leo Raymond Marty, 79

Sterling — Leo Raymond Marty, age 79, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a brief period of declining health.
Leo was born on July 17, 1944, in Sterling, Ohio, to the late Raymond and Grace (Gasser) Marty and graduated from Norwayne High School in 1962.  He married Joyce E. Shoup on April 13, 1968, in Orrville. They were married for 55 wonderful years.
He worked as a farmer on the family farm for over 20 years and then began working as a salesman for Sterling Farm Equipment. He retired in 2019.
Leo grew up attending the Rittman Apostolic Christian Church. He was a member of the Landmark Board of Directors and the Farm Bureau Council . Leo enjoyed farming and going to auctions. But most of all he cherished spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, surviving are five children, Beverly (Mark) Kirchhofer of New Lebanon, Steven (Natalie) Marty of Smithville, Douglas (Dee) Marty of Smithville, Holly (Tim) Richardson of Orrville, and Amy (Jesse Dowell) Hescht of Smithville; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; seven siblings, Doris Gasser, Robert (Loretta) Marty, Carolyn Marty, Kathryn Bachman, Eileen (Bob) Stoller, Roger Marty, and Galen (Nancy) Marty; sister-in-law, Martha Marty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both parents; siblings, Joyce Stoller, Dean, Larry, and Ralph Marty, sister-in-law, Madge Marty; brothers-in-law, Eugene Bachman, Bill Gasser and Fred Stoller.
Friends may call on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and on Saturday, February 24, 2023 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am, at the funeral home.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Kirchhofer officiating and will be live streamed at facebook.com/AubleFuneralHome. Burial of ashes will take place at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 www.lifecarehospice.org/give.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

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