Martha M. Rowland


Martha M. Rowland, Unionport, died Apr. 6, 2011 in Trinity West Medical Center, Steubenville. She was born in Hopedale, a daughter of the late Ward and Emma Howes Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Rowland; brothers, Myles, Frank and Bill Reed; sisters, Sara Cox, Helen Barnhouse and Virginia Vance.

To friends and neighbors, to the Charity Hospice staff and staff of Trinity West, our eternal gratitude and appreciation for your support and loving care of our mother.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in the Unionport United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Charter Hospice, P O Box 2483, 500 Luray Dr. Wintersville, OH 43953 or to the Unionport United Methodist Church, Unionport, OH 43910.

Arrangements by Blackburn Funeral Home, Hopedale. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


  1. Sorry to hear about Martha. She was my Grandfather’s (Frank Reed) Sister. I am Antoinette(Goldie) Reed’s Granddaughter. With deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Barbara, Sisters, & Family,
    You have my deepest sympathy.

    Martha and I worked together at the Ohio Valley Hospital Business Office. She taught me her duties so I could cover during her vacation days. We had many fun times and a lot of laughs at work. I can remember vividly how we teased Martha about her favorite cafeteria menu item — Harley Barley soup! She would get so excited — like a little kid over that soup lunch!

    Martha & Bob were ‘an item’ all their years. They were hopelessly devoted to each other — always together, and always happy. I’m sure their wonerful relationship was admired and envied by many.

    Martha will be missed by many old friends.
    I love you Barbie.

    Carolyn Fierbaugh Wiley


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