Martha Helen Drew

December 9, 1944 ~ August 22, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Martha Drew Obituary

Martha Helen Drew, 77, of Havertown, PA, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Martha was the daughter of the late Clarence and Martha (nee Yarnall) Zelner and mother of the late Nicholas Earl Drew. She is also preceded by the late David Marier.

Martha is survived by her loving husband, James Earl Drew; son, James Clarence Drew (Noel Guilford); granddaughter, Grace Anne Drew; and daughter-in-law, Virginia “Ginny” Drew. She is also survived by several friends and family far and wide.

Martie, as those that loved her knew her, graduated Roxborough High School in June 1962. She excelled in many activities including volleyball, softball, basketball, A Capella choir, Girls Glee and the Yearbook Committee. She trained for Girl Scouts Leadership with Girl Scout Troop 9 at Wissahickon Baptist church and attended the Girl Scout Roundup with her Senior Troop in 1962 at Button Bay, Vermont. After marrying Jim on November 27, 1965, they moved to Norfolk, VA where he was stationed aboard the USS Hermitage LSD. Once out of the Navy they moved back to Philadelphia in 1969. She worked in many capacities over the years including at Girard Bank until Jay’s birth. Then she began her service to the community working with the PTA of Manoa Elementary and Haverford High school. She worked with the Band Parents (BOPS) serving hot drinks in Dog House during football games. She served two churches over her life, Wissahickon Baptist and Union United Methodist. That service included being a Sunday school and youth group teacher. She continued her service through many committees including the United Methodist Women where she was President, VP and Treasurer. She worked on the Trustees, Leadership Team, Staff Parish Relations, Futuring, Mr. & Mrs. Club and Worship committees. She especially enjoyed the camaraderie of her Circle group and working every summer with the children for Vacation Bible School. Professionally she also worked as church secretary to Ebenezer (Hope) United Methodist Church for 7 years and was the Registrar & Secretary for the Haverford Township Adult School for 20+ years.

Hers was a life well lived in service to God and her community.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00-10:45am, at Havertown United Methodist Church, located at 200 Brookline Boulevard, Havertown, PA 19083. A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 11:00am, at Havertown United Methodist Church. Burial: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, located at 1169 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA 19002.

In memory of Martha’s life, her family requests that gifts be made to Havertown United Methodist Church at 200 Brookline Boulevard, Havertown, PA 19083, or the American Cancer Society at

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September 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Havertown UMC
200 Brookline Boulevard
Havertown, PA 19083

Funeral Service
September 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Havertown UMC
200 Brookline Boulevard
Havertown, PA 19083


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