(J. W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home Website & Olean Times Herald, Olean NY)

Martha H. Perkins (1910 - 2013)


WELLSVILLE - Martha H. Perkins, 103, of North Drive, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 10, 2013) at Jones Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 2, 1910, in Hornell to Alvin Eugene and Elizabeth Paul Miller. On Aug. 1, 1935, in Canisteo, she married Victor B. Perkins, who predeceased her Dec. 25, 1978.
Martha was raised in Hornell, where she graduated from high school and worked for the Hornell Hosiery. After her marriage to Victor, they moved to Scio. In 1964, they made Wellsville their home. She worked for Jones Memorial Hospital in the cleaning department, and later she worked for the former Davies' Department Store in Wellsville. 
Martha was a member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville and its sewing club and will be remembered for her clean house.
Survivors include a son, Lyle Perkins of Scio; a daughter, Marilyn (Gary) Arnold of Alma; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. 
Martha was predeceased by a grandson, Jason Arnold; an infant grandson; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Perkins.
Friends are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 13, 2013) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. following the calling hours with the Rev. Ralph Wagner presiding. Burial will take place in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. 
Memorials in Martha's name may be given the Christian Temple Church. To leave online condolences, visit