Eliza C. Martinez



Eliza C. Martinez, 97, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:43 am Sunday, April 23, 2017 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1920 in Waelder, TX to Hilario and Matilda (Rodriquez) Capetillo. She married Eriberto H. “Bert” Martinez in May 1942 in Richmond, TX and he died December 31, 2006.

Surviving is a daughter, Adelina M. “Lina” Wilmoth, Fostoria; son, Tony Martinez, Toledo; nine grandchildren, Sean A. and LeAnne K. Martinez, Raul (Carol) Jr., Reuben, Rudy (Karry) and Randy Hernandez, Valerie (James) Nye, Tracy (Russell) Walker and Tricia (Antonio) Hernandez-Brown; 19 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hilario (Maria) Capetillo, Fostoria. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Santiaga C. Hernandez.

Eliza was a homemaker and had worked at the former Fusee Corp, Fostoria. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Guadalupe Society and hosted Spanish Bible Study from 1983-2005. She was a faith filled, strong willed woman who dearly loved her family. She was a great cook and loved to garden and sew.

Visitation is Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:45 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A Rosary will be prayed at 10 am at the Church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Wendelin Guadalupe Society.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com



242 W. Tiffin Street

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Cecilia Segura Diaz

I am so sorry for your loss. Eliza and my Mother (Benita Capetillo Segura) were cousins. Mom used to write to her and talk to her on the phone when possible. Mom tried to keep up with her cousins in Fostoria as often as she could. We had fond memories of our visit to the Capetillo Reunion in June, 2003. I just saw your video and you were blessed to have her with you for so many years.
My Mom passed away on 02/23/2017 at the age of 97 also.
My prayers are with you and all your family.

 Posted April 26, 2017 - 11:36am
Vicky and Roy Walker

Tracy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 10:44pm
Sue Crooks

Lina & Tony, you may not remember me, I am Susie Sanchez Crooks, daughter of Marcos & Ramona Sanchez. My deepest sympathies and condolences to you both. Your Mother was such a graceful wonderful lady. She is definitely in heaven with your Dad.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 8:15pm
helen lozano

Para la familia de Eliza Martinez, Memorias de Amor nos sostener en Tiempos de Tristeza. de parte de la familia de Elena Flores Lozano.

 Posted April 25, 2017 - 11:00am
vicki frias

Lina&Tony, thoughts& prayers to you, your mother was a sweet lady, God gave her a special place in heaven .

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 8:52pm
Linda Martinez

Linda, Tony and families so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person and I'll never forget how she taught me how to make tortillas and when Lupe and I got home st midnight I had to make them. I'll be in Ohio in two weeks. I will miss her.

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 7:58pm
Dan and Jeanie Vitt

Lina, So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mamma. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your loved ones. Dan and Jeanie

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 7:54pm
Aunt Kim

Hi Addie & Michael, So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS your family ❤

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 7:52pm
Aunt Kim

Hi Addie, So sorry for your loss....GOD bless you and the family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 7:50pm
Connie Baker

Eliza was a wonderful lady and I am honored to have known and served her. She had a warm and inviting smile and I will always remember her gentleness. Rest in peace Eliza.

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 7:11pm
Cindy Parsons, Minerva Hernandez and Family

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Eliza. She was so special and loving to everyone! I will never forget how she provided a graduation dinner for me after losing our father! It was an honor to have known such a wonderful lady!
May God give you all the comfort and peace you seek at this time. She will miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Our hearts and prayers go to all of your family.

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
Jerry L. Copeland

Message from Chaplain’s office
Remembering Eliza C. Martinez,
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. The Martinez family you are in our prayers. God Bless You All.

Assistant Chaplain Jerry L. Copeland
Good Shepherd Home Fostoria, Ohio

 Posted April 24, 2017 - 10:23am

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