Eleanor G. Martens

March 21, 1921 – April 25, 2010


Eleanor G. Martens, age 89, of Palmyra, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010. She was born on March 21, 1921, the daughter of the late George and Rose Kutschenreuter.

Eleanor was a lifelong resident of the Eagle-Palmyra area. Eleanor and her late husband, Richard, owned and operated a dairy farm.

Eleanor will be sadly missed by her children, Richard G. (Jane) Martens of Palmyra and Jacqueline (John) Sheppard of Palmyra; grandchildren, Robert (Jill) Sheppard, Andrew (Heather) Sheppard, Richard L. Martens, Monica (Corey) Walker, Teresa (Matt) Grant, and Patrick Martens; great-grandchildren, Ben and Jacob Sheppard, Alexandrya, Hannah and Emma Sheppard, Madelyn and Savannah Grant; sister, Sally Sinks; and sister-in-law, Irene Kutschenreuter. Eleanor will be further missed by many special nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Joe and Herman Kutschenreuter; and sisters, Agnes Clarkson, Doddie Cushman, and Mary, Virginia, and Rosalie Kutschenreuter.

A memorial Mass for Eleanor will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 919 W. Main St., Palmyra, with Father Jay Poster officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2 p.m. on Friday until the time of service at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Eagle Historical Society, St. Mary’s Elevator Fund, American Legion Eagle or Palmyra, or the Palmyra EMS are appreciated.

For obituary and online guest registry, please go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com. The Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra, 495-2127, is assisting the family.