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  • Obituary: Eileen A. Martens, 90

  • Eileen A. Martens, 90, of Syracuse died at Syracuse Good Samaritan Center Nov. 30, 2013. She was born Feb. 1, 1923 at Alliance to Clay and Virginia (Rust) Cunningham.
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  • Eileen A. Martens, 90, of Syracuse died at Syracuse Good Samaritan Center Nov. 30, 2013. She was born Feb. 1, 1923 at Alliance to Clay and Virginia (Rust) Cunningham.
        She married Glen E. Thompson on Dec 25, 1941 in Alliance. She married Ralph Martens on Jan. 7, 1983 at Hot Springs, S.D.
        She is survived by husband Ralph Martens of Syracuse; children Grover and Vicki Thompson of Alliance and Harold and Marge Thompson of Alliance;  10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; step-children Ralph and Susan Martens, Jr. of Eagle, Earl and Elaine Martens of Syracuse and Betty and Darrell Ihde of Lincoln;  three step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; sister Valetta Underwood of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews.
        She was preceded by her first husband, Glen Thompson; brother Jim Cunningham; and brothers-in-law Andy Karnes and Bill Underwood.
        She was a mother and helped on the family ranch. She was a member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church and former member of the Episcopal Church in Alliance.  She was an awesome cook and enjoyed spending time with family.  She considered everyone a friend and was always willing the help when needed.  She was a caregiver to many family members throughout the years.
     
    Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church – Syracuse with Rev. Gail Madson and PMA Sharon Carman officiating.
    There is no visitation planned.
    Burial is at Park Hill Cemetery – Syracuse.
    Memorials are suggested to Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.
    Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
    Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.

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