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Martha Marty King, 74 of Clarks Grove, Minnesota, and formerly of Clinton, Iowa, passed away January 17, 2017, in Clarks Grove. A Graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arraignments.

Marty was born September 12, 1942, in DeWitt, Iowa to Harold and Edna Betts. She had one brother, Fran and three sisters, Sue, Betty, and Carol.

She attended school in DeWitt. She waitressed at Circle G, where she met her husband David. They married February 15, 1966. They lived in Clinton for many years until they settled in Minnesota.
Marty enjoyed doing various things from baking to collecting and many others. One of her biggest enjoyments was team driving the 18-wheeler with her husband and raising her family.

Marty raised 6 children and many animals, including several raccoons while farming in the earlier years. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren have also been a large part of her life.

Marty is survived by her children; Jerry, (Terry), Dale (Tina), Wanda (Jessy), Vickie (Alan), Tommy Rebecca (Bill).

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Fran, and her sister Betty.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lemke Funeral Homes, Clinton, Iowa.
Published on May 3, 2017
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