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Virginia M. Martell

September 20, 2017

Virginia M. Martell, 91, passed away late Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born May 11, 1926, in St. Marys the daughter of Albert and Mary Lux Ingenthron.  Virginia graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic High School.

Virginia had worked as a clerk at several of the local grocery stores in St. Marys and had been a waitress at Rezac Sale Barn.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was an adorer at the Adoration Chapel.  Virginia was an avid bowler.  She was a member of the St. Marys Senior Center and served on the board and was also a member of Hoy-Heim American Legion Auxiliary where she served as an officer.

On August 19, 1950, she was united in marriage to Joseph J. Martell at St. Marys.  He preceded her in death on March 29, 2003.  Virginia was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Kay Martell on August 6, 1972, her twin brother, Victor and other siblings Ed, Eleanor, Bernie and Dorothy.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald J. Martell, St. Marys and Kenneth L. (Liz) Martell, Emporia; her daughter, Cindy (Dave) Stover, Maple Hill; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mrs. Martell will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 4:00 until the Rosary at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Senior Center and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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28 thoughts on “Virginia M. Martell

  1. My condolences to the family for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” give peace to each of you as we await the day when Jesus calls for those in the memorial tombs to come out. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; John 5:28,29)

  2. Our condolences to Virginia’s
    family. She was a lovely person who was kind to everyone and always had a smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Denise and Tom Denton

    • Thanks Linda. She thought a lot of her nieces and nephews. Thanks for coming to visit her the afternoon of her passing. I’m glad you had a nice visit with her. Love you.

  3. Virginia was one of the first people I met when I came to St. Marys to teach. She made me feel right at home, and I never missed an opportunity to stop and visit with her. She was very friendly and so down to earth. I know she will be missed by all of her family and friends. Our sympathy to all of her family.

  4. Trevor and Family,
    Your grandma was a great lady and thought the world of her grandkids, for sure! She always had kind words and a lovely smile when we would meet up at the grocery store! May she rest in peace.

    Dale and Shelly Rezac and family

  5. Virginia will be missed by many. She was one of the Best. never had a frown always a smile.Awesome to work with at the Church Picnic.knew just where everything was in the Church Kitchen.Sending Our Sympathy & Prayers to Cindy,Ron & Ken

  6. Cindy, Ron, Ken and families, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady who always knew me and we would chat when I was back for visits. I know you will miss miss her greatly. I wish you happy memories.

  7. Our sympathy to the family and friends of Virginia. Another Angel is now taking her watch over all. Whenever we saw each other, it was her ” Howdy Neighbor” that would get our attention. She will be missed greatly.

    • Thank you Jim and Lisa for being such good neighbors to Mom. And thanks for stopping in to see Mom during her brief stay in the hospital. And thanks for your kind words.

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