Martha Lou Haner, 68, of Sugar Grove, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Martie was born on June 25, 1954 in Warren, PA., she was the only daughter and fourth child of Norman and Lucille Ransom Haner. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in1972, and the Williamsport Community College in August of 1977. Martie earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture-Nursery Management. It was an education she would use and share her entire life. After college she worked for a year in a U.S. Forest Service Adult Conservation Corp. It was an interesting job that enjoyed. Martie went to work at the National Forge Co. in the fall of 1978 and retired due to an injury.
She established a nursery business on the family farm called Siloview Gardens, which she truly loved. She specialized in perennials, wildflowers, and pond plants. In 2000, she moved to the Rowley Road and enlarged her nursery business. But her injuries forced hew quit in 2010. She always enjoyed sharing the bounty of the earth; peaches, pears, and posies.
Martie still tried to leave the planet earth better than she found it. She greatly enjoyed making flower arrangements, especially loud and lavish ones! It might take her several trips to the garden and hours to make a sensational bouquet, and when it was finally done, her heart was happy!
Martie love art, especially local artists. On the walls of her home were hundreds of art pieces. She enjoyed sharing and telling her stories. She created art in flowers, birdhouses, wreaths, copper, and yardsticks. She had an active and creative mind, and was the family historian.
After 11 am, friends found her door open, welcoming, and a pot of coffee was soon brewing. Martie was well versed in a variety of subjects: local history, gardening, birds, music, and so much more!
She loved coffee, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan, glitter, the stars, water, chocolate, yard sales, antiques, and her family and friends. She was a friend of the earth…..LET IT SHINE!! Oh, and she enjoyed cannabis. Rock on sister!
In addition to her parents, Martie was preceded in death by her youngest brother Steve in 1979, a middle brother, Tom and her oldest brother Dave in 1987.
She is survived by her brother, Denny; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; 4 nephews; 2 grandnephews; and 1 grandniece. All cherished by her.
Per Martie’s request, there will not be any services. She asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice, or to the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave, Irvine, PA 16329; the Sugar Grove Free Library, 22 Harmon Ave. Sugar Grove, PA 16350; the Warren County Historical Society, 210 4th Ave, Warren, PA 16365. Condolences may be left at nelsonfuneralhome.net.
Martie wants us all to work and pray for peace, and that she left the planet just as expected :-)