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Obituaries

Ilah L. Martz of Hastings, passed away on August 21, 2017 at Thornapple Manor. 

 

She was born on January 31, 1920 in Nashville, Michigan to Ray and Stella (Swift) Dingman. She attended Mayo School in Assyria as a child. She married Leon Martz on December 31, 1939 in Indiana. He was her forever best friend. Ilah’s life was always centered around her family and friends, her door was always open, warm and welcoming. She always had a pot of coffee and food available for anyone who stopped by. 

 

She is survived by her children, Gloria (Wendell) Armour and Larry (Wanda) Martz; grandchildren, Deb (Dan) Scott, Butch (Brenda) Armour, Gary (Shelly) Armour, Terry Armour, Chad (Elilia) Martz, Korrie (Brian) Stapel, Kurt (Arlene) Martz, Dawn (David) Ritzenthaler and Vanessa Martz; 20 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; 1 great-great-great grandchild. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon; grandchild, Angie Armour; great-grandchildren, Brady Armour, David Scott and Joshua Martz; sisters, Marian Link, Leona Freese and Marjorie Endsley; brother, Howard Dingman.

 

Ilah’s family will receive friends on Thursday August 24, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Lauer Family Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel, 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings. Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 25, 2017 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Newton officiating. Burial will follow in Hastings Township Cemetery.

 

Please share memories and condolences with Ilah’s family at www.lauerfuneralhomes.com.    

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