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Mavis Jane Martens

June 6, 1931 - January 27, 2019
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Mavis "Mae" Martens graduated to her heavenly home from Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on January 27th, 2019, at the age of 87.
Mae is survived by her sister Delores Gustafson of Northfield Minnesota; four children Kirk Martens and wife Debbie of Clearfield Utah; Peg Martens of Duncan Oklahoma, Patti Harris and husband Ricky of Sentinel Oklahoma; and Tom Martens of Enid Oklahoma; 6 Grandchildren; Daniel Martens of Louisville Kentucky; Christopher Martens of Clearfield Utah; Mandi Martens of San Antonio Texas; Nikki Shepherd and husband Daren of Tecumseh Oklahoma; Alisa Russ and husband Trent of Lone Wolf Oklahoma; Heather Lesley and husband Marty of Sentinel Oklahoma; 12 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-GreatGranddaughter. She is preceded in death by her husband Will Martens of Sentinel Oklahoma in 2011; sister Loretta Hochsprung of Hutchinson Minnesota; and Great-Granddaughter Kylie Michelle.
Mae (Nee Birkholz) was born on June 6, 1931 in Brownton, Minnesota to Emil and Margaret Birkholz. She married Will Martens, an airman in US Air Force. They were stationed across the Midwest living three to four years at each base. They were stationed in Nebraska, Michigan, Oklahoma the first time in the early 1960's, Arkansas, Indiana and finally back to Sentinel Oklahoma in 1974 while stationed at Altus Air Force Base. They welcomed four children into their home from 1953 to 1960. In addition to raising four children, Mae worked outside the home, as a dental assistant, Aero Club secretary, as a office manager at the Sentinel Clinic, and office assistant for Fuchs and Fuchs Dentistry of Elk City. After living in Sentinel for 40 years Mae moved Hobart in 2013.
Mae was still active in a weekly bowling league. She spent time keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed playing the organ and painting. She was an active and dedicated member of the Methodist Church. Mae was also an active volunteer with the American Legion Auxiliary.
There will be a family visitation Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Sentinel Oklahoma. The celebration of her life is scheduled for Thursday January 31st, 2019, at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church, Sentinel Oklahoma. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mae's life. Condolences can be sent to www.rayandmarthas.com .

Service Information

Viewing
Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viewing
Date: January 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Visitation
Date: January 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Interment
Date: January 31, 2019

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Shelia stevens
Hobart, OK
I miss you already ,
Pat Cochran
Okla City, OK
I am so sorry for your great loss.  What a wonderful lady.  I loved her and admired her.  She was someone special.  I will miss her.
Noah
Guajardo, OK
The Angel of our Apartments from:
Noah Guajardo
Arlene Shoup
Altus, OK
My deepest condolences to the Marten Family, Mae was a great lady and a joy to
Bowl with. Will miss her great smile and happy face.
Wendy Magnus
Shawnee, OK
We are very sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Pottawatomie County Treasurer's Office
Delaware Co Treasurer, Susan Duncan & staff
Jay, OK
Our thoughts & prayers our with you & your family.
Deanna Miller
Hobart, OK
Tom and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Kiowa County Treasurer,
Deanna Miller
Carter County Treasurer Marsha Collins & Staff
Ardmore, OK
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Leon & Carolyn Riffel
Enid, OK
Tom and Family:
So sorry for the loss of your mother, I remember meeting her a couple of times when she came to visit you. She was such a delightful lady, full of spunk and joy! We will be praying for your family as you go through this difficult time.
Kim Arnold
El Reno, OK
Tom,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Comanche County Treasurer, Rhonda Brantley and Staff
Lawton, OK
Tom,
We want to express our deepest sympathy during this time of loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rhonda, Randi, Regina, Janet, Cheri, Liz, Staci and Kaitlyn
Canadian County Treasurer's
El Reno, OK
So Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
Diana Ramsey
El Reno, OK
So sorry for your loss.  May God give you peace and comfort during this time.
Deanne Cash
El Reno, OK
Tom,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.  May God give you and your family peace and comfort during the difficult time and know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Judith Reaves
TULSA, OK
I have known Mavis since they moved to Sentinel in the early 1960s.  We worked together in the Methodist church for many years.  She had a wonderful laugh, loved sports and followed the Sentinel teams everywhere.  I enjoyed her Minnesota accent, her love for snow and her great alto voice.  Go Rest High On That Mountain, Mavis.
Debbie Martens
Clearfield, UT
Mavis was a wonderful mother in law. I couldn’t of had a better one. She was always there with a listening ear and some good advice. She had a love for god and prayed for everyone in need. I will truly miss her. Love you mom. Til we meet again. Watch over all of us. You’ll be the brightest star in the sky smiling over all of us.
Debbie Martens
Custer County Treasurer Janet Roulet & Staff
Arapaho, OK
Tom,
We are so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your mother.  Our hearts & prayers are with you & your family.

Janet, Diana, Jyl & Kristy
LaDoris Barks Kish
Henrietta,, TX
Prayers for this family. Mavis was a good friend to Hazel Barks.
Kammie Skelley
Rocky, OK
Mae was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. She was also my daughters first Sunday school teacher, and helped me when I volunteered with vacation bible school. Loved getting to do her hair and our wonderful talks at the beauty shop. I know she will be dearly missed. May she be rejoicing in heaven!
Barbara Burk
Lawton, OK
Tom,
I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Sincerely, Barbara Burk
Major County Treasurer's Office
Fairview, OK
Tom-
Sending our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother.
Darinda Edwards & Sheilah Carey
Daniel Martens & Tanya
Shepherdsville, KY
We love you very much and will miss u dearly.
Mandi Martens
San Antonio, TX
Although we didn't get to spend as much time together as i would have liked due to the distance between us. 
I have and will continue to treasure the time we have had together.
I love you and miss you.
Until we meet again.
Ruthie (Heath) Jones
Clinton, OK
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It was a pleasure becoming acquainted with Mae. She was a very special lady!
Pat Wood
Rocky, OK
I am so sorry for your loss.  I will miss her greatly. She was a wonderful lady.  Our time spent together at the bowling alley was special.
Pat Wood
Rocky, OK
I am so sorry for your loss.  I will miss her greatly. She was a wonderful lady.  Our time spent together at the bowling alley was special.
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