Martha James Gerstle, age 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Born May 5, 1928, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Avery and Mary Agnes Sorrell, Martha moved to Richmond many years ago.

Survivors include her sons, Clarence Andrew “Drew” Gerstle, Mark Gerstle, Doug Gerstle; daughter, Nancy Robbins; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years to whom she was married April 23, 1949, Clarence Andrew “Jack” Gerstle on May 15, 1999; son, J. Gregory Gerstle in April of 1974; parents, Avery Sorrell and Mary Agnes “Nanny” Kinnarney; and stepfather, Robert Comley.

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Sengole T. Gnanaraj officiating. Burial will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at