Margaret A. Martens

Margaret A. Martens, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley. Margaret was born on October 31, 1911 in Calhoun Township, Iowa to Francis and Martha (Christensen) Chambers. She graduated from Missouri Valley High School with the class of 1929. Margaret taught in country schools for several years. She was married to C.E. “Soup” Martens in Lincoln, Nebraska on March 5, 1940. They were blessed with one son, Phillip. “Soup” passed away on June 2, 1958. Margaret was a 50 plus year member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and she was an avid quilter, seamstress and traveler. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, “Soup”; sisters, Hazel Chambers, Mabel Martens and husband Harry, Florence Miller and husband Wayne, and brother Robert Chambers and wife Eva. Survivors include her son Phillip Martens, Modale and friend Lois Chandler of Council Bluffs,; sister, Mary Sproul and husband Carl of Lake View, Iowa; brother, Bill Chambers and wife June of Williamsburg, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to lunch and a time of fellowship at the St. Paul Lutheran Church following the committal service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley. In Loving Memory Of MARGARET A. MARTENS Born October 31, 1911 Calhoun Township, Iowa Entered Into Rest October 21, 2009 Missouri Valley, Iowa Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009 St. Paul Lutheran Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Lynn Parsons Organist Carole Gorham Vocalist Ron Halvorson “Amazing Grace” Congregational Hymn “Beautiful Savior” Casket Bearers Richard McIntosh Roger McIntosh Dean McIntosh Don McIntosh Tom McIntosh Lyle McIntosh Final Resting Place Rose Hill Memorial Garden Missouri Valley, Iowa

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