Mary “Eileen” (Diller Baker) Martin
June 16, 1932 – December 28, 2022
Died peacefully at Hospice Wellington at the age of 90 years. Eileen was married to the late Henry Martin (1926-2021) for 12 years, and to the late Alvin Baker (1929-2003) for 48 years. She was the loving mother of James (Irene) Baker and Stephen Baker, caring grandmother of Angela (Corey) Hoffman and Laurah Baker, and great-grandmother to Ellie and Gracie Hoffman. Eileen was also a generous stepmother to Judith Martin, Lois (John) Yutzy, Anne (Verton) Miller, Gerald (Verna) Martin, John (Ladina) Martin, Andy (Colleen) Martin and Cam (Althea “Lisa”) Martin. She will be missed by her 21 step-grandchildren, 33 step great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Dorothy Reesor (late Murray), Herb (late Eva), Myrna Burkholder (Howard). Eileen was predeceased by her parents Levi and Alma (Barkey) Diller, stepmother Annie Diller, infant sister Marie, and sister Norma (Albert) Smith. Eileen was a committed member of Countryside Mennonite Fellowship. She was a loyal and fun friend to many, and loved to cook and host family and friends. She was a Scrabble champ and was known to play against herself when she did not have a friend over. For many years Eileen was actively involved with the family business, Mayan Cashews, packing and delivering nuts around Ontario. Thanks to Hospice Wellington for their extraordinary care for Eileen. Visitation was held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022 at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. Funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, 3745 Herrgott Rd., Hawkesville followed by a reception. Family interment at Bethel Conservative Mennonite Cemetery, 3968 Perth Line 72, Millbank. Service will be livestreamed at live.countrysidemennonite.com. As expressions of sympathy donations to Christian Aid Ministries or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.