Passed away at her residence and went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the age of 87 years. Ella (Martin) Shantz was the beloved wife of the late Abner Shantz (2003). Dear mother of Lorna and James Roth of RR 2, Tara, Erla and Laverne Bauman of Heidelberg, Marilyn and James Martin of RR 4, Tara, Anna Mae and David Roth of Palmerston, Verna and Gerald Martin of St. Clements, Pauline and Howard Gingerich of Hawkesville, Carol and Edgar Martin of RR 3, Tara, Donald and Joanne Shantz of Wallenstein, Joyce and Brian Weber of RR 2, Allenford, and David and Christine Shantz of RR 2, Wallenstein. Lovingly remembered by 42 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Eldon and Beatrice Martin, Leonard and Eileen Martin, Verna and Rufus Gingrich, Elsie and Laverne Weber, and sister-in-law of Rebecca Martin and Wilma Martin. Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Elizabeth (Steckle) Martin, five grandchildren, sisters Alice (Aden) Martin and Irene (Sidney) Martin, brothers Elmer (Elmeda) Martin, Edgar Martin, and Alvin Martin. Ella was a godly woman; compassionate, caring, nurturing, accepting, giving beyond herself. She had many friends and took an interest in people's lives, and many were remembered daily in her prayers. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Monday, April 9, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, 3745 Herrgott Rd., Hawkesville. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clements. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Redeeming Rain Center in Cambodia would be appreciated. A sincere thank you to our family, friends and the CCAC Team.