M ary Kathryn (Steiner) Marti, 87, of Sabetha, KS died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian West Village Apartments in Sabetha.
She was born in Sabetha on June 16, 1931, the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Stoller) Steiner. She grew up on a farm west of Sabetha and attended the IXL Country School until 6th grade and then transferred to Sabetha Jr. High and High School. Mary graduated from Sabetha High School in 1949. Her favorite part of growing up on a farm was riding her horse.
After high school she worked at the Cook-Jones Motor Company as a bookkeeper, and then later at the Farmers State Bank. She married Eugene Marti in April of 1954, and they moved to Topeka, KS where he attended business college. Later they moved to Springfield, MO. After retiring in 1989, they moved to Overland Park, KS and then returned to Sabetha in 2016. During her retirement years, she acquired a love for making quilts and continued that until her death.
Mary became a member of the Apostolic Christian Church at the age of 25. In later years, she was a member of the Apostolic Christian Faith Church.
She was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene on October 14, 2018; sisters, Estelle Ann Steiner and Lois Meyer; and brothers, Joseph Jr., Lyle, Loren, and Merlin.
She is survived by a son, Darin (Jo) Marti of Manhattan, KS; daughters, Kara (Greg) Snyder of Stilwell, KS, Jamie Marti of Overland Park, KS and Trela (Chuck) Wirtz of Whittemore, IA; grandchildren, Quinton (Heather) Snyder and Kenton (Heidi) Snyder all of Quincy, IL, Lora (Matt) Pfeifer and Stacey Marti of Manhattan, KS, Garrett (Kathryn) Wirtz of Algona, IA, Tyson (Autumn) Wirtz of West Bend, IA and Carson (Addie) Wirtz of West Bend, IA. She was lovingly known as Nana to her 11 great-grandchildren, Declan Pfeifer, Emma, Allana, Zach, Ridge, Slate, and Tripp Snyder, and Beckett, Lincoln, Emerson, and Espyn Wirtz.
She is also survived by her siblings: Florence Meyer of Sabetha, Eleanor Weiss of Dundee, IL, Norman of Longmont, CO, Alma George of Lakeland, FL, and James of Overland Park, KS.
Funeral service will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Faith Church of Sabetha. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Interment will be made in the Apostolic Christian Faith Church Cemetery of Sabetha. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home – West Village, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia St. Sabetha, Kansas 66534.