Mary Ann Martin was born Dec. 5, 1936 at Lincoln, Nebraska to Lester and Julia Ritzhaupt Sollenberger. She graduated from Fairbury, NE, High School in 1955 and attended Sioux Falls College (University). She married Glen Earl Martin March 2, 1958. They farmed east of Renwick, Iowa.
Mary Ann was a member of Renwick Baptist Church, serving as organist for over 50 years, and many years as treasurer. She was active in the women's groups at the church. Mary Ann was a 50+ year member of the Order of Eastern Star. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, music and embroidery work. She especially enjoyed visits from the grandchildren.
Mary Ann died December 13, 2020 at the age of 84. Survivors include sons Doug (Therese), Gary (Brenda), Michael (Amy); grandchildren Elizabeth (Cory) Schares, Sara (Jake) Seward, Andrew (Mariah) Martin, Samantha, Lylah, Glen 'Nico', Charity, Boone; great grandchildren Clare, James, Josephine. She was preceded in death by her infant brother; parents and Glen Earl.
A memorial service is planned for March 27, 2021 at Renwick, IA. Memorials may go to 1) American Baptist Women's Ministries, the Bridges & Gateways Endowment-Developing Leaders Fund; 2) The Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN (Lodging for adults undergoing cancer treatments); 3) Heifer International.