Obituary: Martin, Elma Magdalene

SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

Age 91

MARTIN, Elma Magdalene Was born October 11, 1921 in Danville, IL.

In 1940 she married her high school sweetheart, Jack Martin.

During WWII she worked as a secretary.

After the birth of three children, she was a full time homemaker.

In 1954 the family moved to Spokane, WA.

Elma often volunteered at church, school and community events.

She received the President’s Award for Community Service by crocheting over 1,000 lap robes and baby blankets for distribution to nursing homes and young mothers.

Elma viewed every event in life as a chance to “Win Souls for the Lord”.

On February 5, 2013 she went to Heaven to be with her blessed Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, two brothers, her husband Jack, her daughter June and her great-granddaughter Spring.

Elma is survived by her daughter Marilyn Brodrick, Danville IL; her son Steven Martin, Spokane WA; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division.

Private interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur 99202.

Please visit Elma’s memorial at


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