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Wilbert W "Will" & Mavis Jane "Mae" (Birkholz) Martens

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 Sentinel Cemetery
Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma

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Obit for Mavis posted by Glenn
Jun 6, 1931 - Jan 27, 2019

Enid News & Eagel
28 January 2019

Mavis "Mae" Martens graduated to her heavenly home from Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on January 27th, 2019, at the age of 87.

Mae is survived by her sister, Delores Gustafson of Northfield, Minnesota; four children, Kirk Martens and wife Debbie of Clearfield, Utah, Peg Martens of Duncan, Oklahoma, Patti Harris and husband Ricky of SentineL, Oklahoma, and Tom Martens of Enid, Oklahoma; 6 Grandchildren, Daniel Martens of Louisville, Kentucky, Christopher Martens of Clearfield, Utah, Mandi Martens of San Antonio, Texas, Nikki Shepherd and husband Daren of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Alisa Russ and husband Trent of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, Heather Lesley and husband Marty of Sentinel, Oklahoma; 12 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Will Martens, of Sentinel, Oklahoma, in 2011; sister, Loretta Hochsprung, of Hutchinson, Minnesota; and Great-Granddaughter, Kylie Michelle.

Mae (Nee Birkholz) was born on June 6, 1931, in Brownton, Minnesota, to Emil and Margaret Birkholz. She married Will Martens, an airman in U.S. Air Force. They were stationed across the Midwest, living three to four years at each base. They were stationed in Nebraska, Michigan, Oklahoma the first time in the early 1960s, Arkansas, Indiana and finally back to Sentinel, Oklahoma, in 1974 while stationed at Altus Air Force Base. They welcomed four children into their home from 1953 to 1960. In addition to raising four children, Mae worked outside the home, as a dental assistant, Aero Club secretary, as a office manager at the Sentinel Clinic, and office assistant for Fuchs and Fuchs Dentistry of Elk City. After living in Sentinel for 40 years Mae moved Hobart in 2013. 
Mae was still active in a weekly bowling league. She spent time keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed playing the organ and painting. She was an active and dedicated member of the Methodist Church. Mae was also an active volunteer with the American Legion Auxiliary.

There will be a family visitation Wednesday night at 6:30 at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home in Sentinel, Oklahoma.

Condolences can be sent to www.rayandmarthas.com.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on 2019-01-31 at United Methodist Church, 503 E Washington St., Sentinel, OK, USA.
Interment Date:
January 31, 2019
Sentinel Cemetery
Sentinel, OK

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