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“Now that the busy-ness of last week has passed, I'm remembering stories of Anna. When Anna was a girl, she stayed home to churn butter, rather than...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sue - Burnsville, MN

“I knew Anna as a resident of the Kensington. My father Norman Hatala lived on fourth floor so I saw Anna about every day. She was friendly, cheerful...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Link

“We are deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Anna Martin and send our sincere condolences to the entire family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Frank and Gesa Cowell

“Whenever grandma greeted my sister Livi and me, she always said, "you've about passed me up!" I think I'd "passed her up" by 5th grade, but she...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Emma Martin - Burnsville, MN

“Caring thoughts are with all at this time of Mrs. Martin's passing, with gratitude for her life. We have valued our sharing as Griswold Family...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: May Wahrer Crowe - Donnellson, IA

“Sympathy to all of the Martin family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Derksen NIcklaus - Batavia, IL

“My prayers go out to a wonderful family for their loss! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Connie Boyd - Farmington, IA

“My dear Aunt Anna was the sweetest lady I know. She was soft and gentle and always had a smile for everyone. I have so many fond memories of...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Hoover - Ruby Valley, NV

“I have so many wonderful, fond memories of my Aunt Annie. On my visits home to Iowa, Sometimes I would stay with her at her apartment in Farmington....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sandra Manning - Acworth, GA

“Hello to all of Anna's family, just want to let all know I will miss her, and that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great spirit to...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Cook - Farmington, IA

Anna Marie Martin, 95, of The Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Kensington.

Born September 15, 1920 in Montrose, Iowa the daughter of Oberly and Lula (Allen) Griswold. On December 28, 1941 she married Glenn William Martin in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1998.

Survivors include her three sons: Ronald Martin of Temple, Texas, Mickey (Diane) Martin of Farmington, Iowa and David (Sue) Martin of Burnsville, Minnesota, six grandchildren: Kevin Martin, Jeff Martin, Jessica Trosvig, Eric Martin, Emma Martin and Livi Martin, six great-grandchildren: Mac and Tucker Trosvig, Nick and Tyler Philbrook, Brock Hutchison and Sadie Martin, brother and sisters-in-law Mabel (Griswold) Sapp and Irvin and Edith Roth. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn, daughter-in-law Carolyn and brother Robert.

Anna began her career teaching in a one room schoolhouse. She then went to work for Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. She was a member of the Sharon Presbyterian Church and the Prebyterian Women. While living in Farmington she did the scheduling and delivered senior meals. Anna enjoyed traveling, walking, dancing, playing cards, socializing, helping others, reading, exercising and Bible study. She made the front page news for her walking. Anna was a joyful and loving soul.

Friends may call between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa where the family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Sharon Presbyterian Church in rural Farmington, Iowa with Pastor Mary Ann Welch officiating.

Burial will be at the Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Farmington, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.