Archive for Friday, September 17, 1993


September 17, 1993


— Services for Natalie Martinez, 67, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here.

Mrs. Martinez died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1993, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Dec. 1, 1925, the daughter of Juan and Paula Garcia, in the LeLoup community in Franklin County. She grew up in the LeLoup community and attended LeLoup and Wellsville schools. She lived all of her adult life in Ottawa.

During World War II, Mrs. Martinez worked at Sunflower Ordnance Plant near DeSoto.

Mrs. Martinez was a machine operator at Mode O Day for 19 years and then for two years at Bruce's Manufacturing. She retired in 1987. She also worked a few years at the Toy Factory in Wellsville.

She married Santiago Martinez on June 3, 1950, in Ottawa. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Tom Martinez, Princeton, and Steve Martinez and James Martinez, both of Ottawa; six sisters, Esther Flores and Lupe Rios, both of Kansas City, Kan., Enquirta Soriano, Kansas City, Mo., Aurora Ottinger, Atchison, and Juanita Blanco and Amelia Garcia, both of Ottawa; and three brothers, Encarnacion Garcia, El Paso, Tex., Carlos Garcia, Ottawa and Albert Garcia, Topeka. Other survivors include eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa until service time. A rosary will be said at the funeral home at 7 p.m. today. The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Church or the Franklin County chapter of the American Diabetes Assn., in care of the mortuary.

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