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Virginia Caroline (McNair) Martz

April 15, 1935 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Virginia Martz Obituary

Virginia Carolyn (McNair) Martz, 88, of Auburn, IN and formerly of Corunna, IN, died on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5:37 a.m. at Parkview DeKalb Hospital, Auburn, IN.

Virginia “Carolyn” was born to Elsie Virginia and Charles Frederick McNair on April 15, 1935 at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The daughter of a career Army officer, Carolyn lived in Hawaii, West Pointe, NY, Miami, FL, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, China, Japan and Germany.

She was a 1953 graduate of Radnor High School, Radnor, PA. She was active in sports, cheerleading and the water ballet. She attended college in New York and also in Munich, Germany. She married Donald Edward Martz in Heidelberg, Germany on January 29, 1955. They lived in Germany until coming home to Donald’s family farm in rural Corunna, IN, in November 1955.

Carolyn grew to love the farm and country life. She enjoyed her flower garden, vegetable garden, and the inground pool they installed in the 1980’s. She actively supported her children in Girl Scouts, 4-H, Music Boosters, sports and Conglomeration. She enjoyed many years of league bowling. She worked alongside Donald in several business ventures over the years. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna, as well as a strong supporter of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. She had a strong Christian faith which she shared with many people. She was very proud of each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving Carolyn are four children: Marjorie (Michael) Westphal of Ft. Wayne, IN, Donna (Mark) Ferrebee of Edgerton, OH, Michelle (James) Phillips of Corunna, IN, Lori (Ronald) Grate of Corunna, IN; a daughter-in-law, Linda Martz; a sister, Katie (Robert) Little of Fredericksburg, VA; 15 grandchildren: Rachel Schermerhorn, Nicholas Martz, Tyler Martz, Mariah Miller, Nichole Lako, Rebekkah Kinerk, Jacob Ferrebee, Jarrod Phillips, Rose Wilcox, Shannon Comment, Ryan Grate, Elizabeth Williford, Timothy Smith, Rebecca Coath and Dr. Steven Westphal; and 26 great grandchildren: Madison, Natalea, Ashlin and Ainsley Comment; Grant and Gabrielle Schermerhorn; Alex, Austin, Sarah Beth and Kylie Phillips; Caleb Lako; Myles, Margo and Maxine Martz; Adia Eggering; Wyatt and Wylie Wilcox; Kain and Bristol Williford; Willow and Audrey Grate; Charley Miller; Amanda Smith; and Bryan, Aidan and Morgan Westphal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, on January 24, 2005; her son, Charles, on April 20, 2020; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Schuller and husband, Walter Schuller; and her sister-in-law, Dortha King and husband, Tilson King.

Services will be held on Friday January 19 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 0389 CR 12, Corunna, IN. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Viewing will be at the church on Thursday January 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. and Friday January 19 from 10 – 11 a.m.

Memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Feller-Clark Funeral Home of Waterloo is handling arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church - Corunna
0389 CR 12
Corunna, Indiana 46730

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Corunna
0389 CR 12
Corunna, Indiana 46730

Funeral Service
Friday
January 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Corunna
0389 CR 12
Corunna, Indiana 46730

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