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Ethel M. Martin

December 12, 1947 — April 24, 2017

Ethel Mae Martin passed into eternity at home in Stratton, Colorado, on April 24, 2017, after a battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1947, in Dodge City, Kansas, to William and Eileen (Simerl) Cure. Ethel grew up in Stratton, Colorado, and had seven brothers and one sister. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1965 and attended the Northwest Kansas Vocational Technical School in Goodland, Kansas. She married Jerry Lewis Martin on October 8, 1966, in Stratton, Colorado. To this union were born five children: Rodney Louis, Paul Denis, Patrick Lee, Debra Darlene and Sherry LeAnn. While raising her family, Ethel was active in 4-H and the St. Charles Catholic Church. She was a kind, caring woman who loved her family, spending time with her children and their families, and will be missed. After raising her family, Ethel went back to work, finding her niche as the Manager of the McDonald’s in Burlington, Colorado. She recently retired after more than 21 years at this location. Ethel leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Jerry, of the home; 3 sons: Rodney (Cheryl) of Greeley, CO; Paul (Jolene) of Cheyenne Wells; and Patrick (Jennifer) of Levant, KS; 2 daughters: Debra (Robert) Homm of Stratton and Sherry (Jeremy) Rosentreader of Litchfield, NE; 12 grandchildren; Brian (Angela), Grant (Carlyn), Cassondra, Alex, Kea, Todd, Lance, Kade, Cody, Jack, Kaleb, and Kaylee and 4 great-grandchildren; Jacquelyn, Savannah, Trace, and Blake: 5 brothers: Charles (Karen), Robert (Dee), Denis (Vickie), David (Debbie), and Ron (Lisa); 1 sister Elizabeth Riley; 1 sister-in-law Darlene (Robert) and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kevin and Terrance, and her parents.
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