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Sanborn, Martha Ann


Posted By: Conni McDaniel Hall (email)
Date: 10/20/2022 at 09:25:42

Martha Ann Sanborn, age 83, of Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford and Emma New, was born December 3, 1938, in Chariton, Iowa. She passed away on October 18, 2022, while at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon, Iowa. She is now where she has always wanted to be - with her late husband, Donovan.

Growing up Martha was a tomboy. She loved riding her horse and being outside with her dad. When she wasn’t doing that she was tagging along after her sister.

Martha married Donovan Sanborn on June 17, 1957. They were blessed with three daughters, Anne, Jean, and Beth. Martha was a wife, mother, caretaker, grandma, great grandma, and great, great grandma. She loved crocheting and knitting. She made sweaters, hats, scarves, and leg warmers for the grandkids and afghans for all the grandkids and the nieces and nephews.

Martha loved her family, to tease and be teased, the color purple, her cat, dogs, and we all know she loved Pepsi! She touched the lives of many.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Donovan Sanborn in 1992; and sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Ike Goering. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Vaughn Akers, Jean and Jack Boyce, and Beth and Tim Andrew; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, with Jim Lane officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday at Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m. with family receiving friends 6 – 7 p.m.


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