Marlene Lillie Martish


April 27, 1946 - February 21, 2012



              Marlene Lillie Martish was born April 27, 1946, at Portland OR, to Vernon and June (Wendelboe) Adams. She moved to Mitchell with her family at an early age. She grew up and attended school in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964. Marlene married Kennethy Martish on July 3, 1966 in Mitchell.  She was a dietician with the Mitchell School System for twenty years until her retirement. She had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 2001. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; two children: Tonya Ford and her husband, Darin of Mitchell, Troy Martish and special friend, Tammy of Harrisburg; her mother, June Adams of Mitchell; our grandchildren: Nichole Bussmus and husband, Jon of Mitchell, Zachery Martish of Mitchell, Elizabeth Martish of Harrisburg, Samantha Ford of Mitchell; one great grandchild, Zoey Bussmus of Mitchell; one sister, Elaine Rhoades and husband, Steve of Oak Grove, MO; a sister and brother-in-law, Jolynn and Robert Ruden of Buffalo, IA and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon, and two grandchildren, Jordan and Olivia Martish.




Friday, February 24, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:30 PM
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 25, 2012
10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Hillcrest Cemetery
Ethan, South Dakota

Posted by Fredy on December 29, 2012
Whew! Good thing! I mean, sometimes I reemebmr they are down there after all when I do things like trip over them, or elevate them only to realize that I am desperately over-due for a pedicure. But for the most part, outta' sight, outta' mind!
Posted by Dave and Marian Sills on March 5, 2012

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Marlene. We wish the best for you and your family.
Posted by Shirley & Chuck Clark on March 2, 2012
Our sympathy to you and your family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Marla Larson Sande on February 29, 2012
'I am so sorry to hear about Marlene's Passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ken and with your family.
Posted by Gale Blum, CRI on February 27, 2012
Dear Tonya & Family:
Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Janis Mathis-Anderson on February 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time. Cherish those special memories!
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on February 25, 2012
It was a sad experience to see that Marlene had passed away, and we regret we are in Arizona this winter and won't be able to attend her funeral to extend our sympathy to you Ken and family. We will keep you in our prayers.
Posted by Nancy Nelson on February 25, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Ken, Tonya and Troy and all your families. I was so saddened to hear of her death and hope you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jon and Shirley Little on February 25, 2012
You are in thoughts and Prayers
Posted by Lisa Risen on February 24, 2012
I will keep all of you in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Greg Short on February 24, 2012
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
May your special memories help you deal with your loss.
Posted by Kari Beth Krieger on February 24, 2012
Tonya and all your family, thinking of you! I hope your grief is tempered with laughter as you enjoy special memories of your time with her, and confidence that her spirit is still with you in your hearts and memories.
Posted by Autum Strand on February 23, 2012
We are keeping Kenny, Tonya, Troy, and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Marlene was like an aunt to me, and Mom & Dad spent a lot of time with Marlene & Kenny. Cherish the memories and know she will be in our hearts forever. Love to you all!!
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