Mariam Louise Marie Martens

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mariam Louise Marie Martens, 95, originally of Concordia, Missouri, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Concordia, with Pastor Michael Pottschmidt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia, immediately following the service. Memorials are suggested to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Concordia. The funeral will be under the direction of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends and relatives are invited to share their respects of remembrance by signing the online guestbook available at
Mariam was born September 6, 1923, in Alma, the daughter of the late John and Laura (Bargfrede) Matthews. She was baptized, attended grade school and was confirmed at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in the Flora neighborhood north of Concordia. Afterwards, Mariam attended Hickory Grove School and graduated from Alma High School. She married the late Ervin Martens of Concordia on March 5, 1944, at St. Peterís Lutheran Church. Ervin died on April 23, 1980. She lived in the Concordia area most of her adult life and was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church.
Mariam enjoyed farming with her husband until their retirement in 1979. She enjoyed helping others along with her hobby of oil and china painting and was blessed with a musical talent for singing and playing musical instruments such as: mandolin, concertina and organ. Mariam also belonged to many organizations, such as St. Paulís Lutheran Ladies Aid #3 and Altar Guild, Concordia Extension Club, Concordia Community Chorus, Concordia German Club, Concordia Fair Committee member, Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Nurses Staff, and the Waverly Clinic Nurses Staff for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Martens and wife Bonnie of Blue Springs, and Patrick Martens and wife Susan of Concordia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Sander and husband Edward of Alma; one brother, Mark Matthews and wife Carolyn of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Alleen Matthews of Alma, and Ellen Muth of Illinois; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to Mariamís parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Orville Matthews of Alma.