Martha Ann (Eppley) Thorla

Born: Thu., May 3, 1923
Died: Wed., Oct. 17, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
Location: Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
Location: Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home

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Martha Ann Thorla, 89, of Zanesville, died at 9:46 A.M. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at her home. She was born on May 3, 1923, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Orville and Jessica Hague Eppley. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  Her kind spirit and sense of humor will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by three sons, Neil (Angie) Thorla of New Carlisle, IN, Jeff (Susan) Thorla of McDonald, PA and Eric (Dana) Thorla of Pickerington; two daughters, Joyce Prall of Zanesville and Julie (Jerry) Campbell of Westerville; a brother Roger (Rita) Eppley of Zanesville; a sister-in-law Mary Ruth Eppley Howell; a brother-in-law Ralph Thorla of Zanesville; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Maurice “Dayle” Thorla who died in 1992; and a brother Richard Eppley.

Calling hours will be held from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, with Rev. Steve McGuire officiating. She will be laid to rest at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church: 516 Shinnick Street Zanesville, Ohio 43701; or to the National Kidney Foundation: 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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Leslie Lynch Colopy
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
I am so sorry to see that your mom is gone. I loved sitting with her at the West M basketball games cheering for Eric.

Keena Hansel
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
My condolences for the loss of your beloved mother.

The Millers Home Cafe Family
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
In Memory of your Mother Martha Ann (Epply) Thorla, We are all thinking of you . With Love and Sympathy
George, Cindy, Ann, Judy, Cyndy G,

Chris & Tyke Bitler
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
You are all in our prayers. It's so tough to say goodbye. What a comfort to know that Martha & Dayle are together again, and proudly smiling down on all of you.

Chris & Tyke Bitler & the furry family
Fort Wayne, IN

Deb Howard
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
Joyce and Family,
So sorry about your mother. Thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs. Bill and Debbie Howard

Debbie Robinson
   Posted Fri October 19, 2012

Words cannot express my sorrow at the loss of your mom. Hopefully knowing she is at peace will bring you and your family comfort.
My prayers are with you.


Lori Miller
   Posted Fri October 19, 2012
We're all thinking of you during this hard time. Martha was a beautiful person and she loves you all so much. She will be missed.
All our love and prayers,
Lori and Scott Miller and family

Andrea Fitch Harmon
   Posted Fri October 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, She was my 2nd cousin, My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will be your comfort in this time, I have to work or I would be there. Andrea Harmon

Ginger Grosscup Hamilton
   Posted Sun October 21, 2012
Eric and Family, so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Never an easy time. Take care...Ginger

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