Mrs. Carolyn Martens, 82, of Newton Kansas went home to be with the Lord February 7, 2022, after an extended illness. She was born March 16, 1939 at Trumann, Arkansas to Jimmie and Frances Owens. She grew up in Memphis Tennessee.
She received Christ as her Savior in early youth and dedicated her life to Him. She received the RN in nursing degree from Baptist School of Nursing and attended Bob Jones University. Nursing was indeed a ministry for her, and many testified of her kind and tender care. Her life was given in ministry to her husband and family and as pastor’s wife for 60 years. She was trained in music and loved the songs of the Christian faith. She was a helpmate in each of the churches where they served. She cared deeply for her immediate family as well as extended family. Her own health issue made her sensitive of others with the same.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only sibling, Mrs. Ethelda McKeever in 2015.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rev Jerroll Martens; daughter Robin Martens of Wichita; son Rod and Holly of Wichita; granddaughters India, Sydni and Audrey and great granddaughter, Anais.
Funeral service will be held at Meridian Baptist Church, Newton, Kansas, Monday February 14 at 11AM. With Pastor Scott Kliewer presiding. Visitation will be at Petersen’s Funeral home Sunday, February 13, 1-5PM with family 3-5PM. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Meridian Baptist Church for Missions and left with Petersen Funeral Home.
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