Paula D. Martin

06/14/1963 - 06/12/2024


Obituary For Paula D. Martin

Lima, OH
Paula D. Martin, age 60, passed away on June 12, 2024, at 11:00 pm, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center. Paula was born June 14, 1963, in Lima, OH, to the late James P. Owens and Harrietta "Kitty" B. (Jennings) Owens-Moss. In 1981, she married the love of her life, Lee N. Martin III who survives in Lima.
In addition to her husband, Paula is survived by her children: Lee (Tasha) Martin IV of Columbus, OH and Bret (Chara) Martin of Shelbyville, KY, 5 grandchildren: Jaylon, Caeden, Aria, Cobi and Culver Martin, siblings: Danny Owens of Lima, OH, Malikah Muhammad of Lima, OH, Debra Etgen of Columbus, OH, Kenneth Owens of Columbus, OH, Albert Pickering of Lima, OH and Harold (Beverly) Pickering of Milwaukee, WI, half siblings: Jason Owens of VA and Christina (Barry) Maher of Lexington, KY and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Michelle Robinson.
Paula was a 1981 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School where she was very athletic being a 4-year letterman in track and basketball. For a short time, she worked at St. Rita's Medical Center in the dietary department. Then she took a position in corrections with the Lima Allen County Jail where she worked for more than 20 years retiring when she couldn't work any longer due to her illness. During her time at the jail, she climbed the ranks retiring as sergeant. Paula will be remembered as being the "rock" and a mentor to many in the family. She loved traveling and spending time with her husband and family.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Officiating the service will be Pastor Robert Hartman. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.
Friends may visit on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm at the SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


19 Jun


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
19 Jun

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 06/18/2024

    Lee I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God builds you where you are strong and strengthens where you are weak. From Rickie Parrish.

  • 06/14/2024

    So sorry for the loss of your mom Bret. Praying for you and your family. 🙏💕. Kody & Misty Malmborg

  • 06/14/2024

    To the Family, No One Else Can Truly Feel the Sorrow that You Bear but May it Somehow Help to Know That We All Care. Sincerely, Dayt. OH Cousin

  • 06/14/2024

    My Deepest Condolences To The Family Of Your Love One🌹🌹.

  • 06/13/2024

    So sorry for your loss Bret and family. Sending many prayers. The Riley family

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