Martha F. Phillips, 95 of Spring Lake, Mich., formerly of Ely and Solon, passed away Dec. 31, 2011. Funeral Services were held on Jan. 7 at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Martha was born July 15, 1916 in Ely, the daughter of Frank J. and Libbie (Zvacek) Krob. Martha married John Phillips on June 1, 1937, in Tipton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2007. She lived in Spring Lake the past three years, coming from Mesa, Ariz. Martha was a bookkeeper for the Grain Elevator business owned by her husband and his three brothers-in-law. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz. and former member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ely and the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City.
Martha is survived by her loving family; Carol (Dan) Scanlan of Grand Haven, Mich.; Sandra (Michael) Albaugh of Visalia, Calif.; five grandchildren, Nicole (Tim) Tiefenbach, Stacey Scanlan, Stevon (Kim) Freiberg, Sean (Candace) Freiberg and Shane (Sarah) Freiberg; six great-grandchildren; a sister Doris Buresh of San Diego, Calif.; and a brother Norbert (Mary Ruth) Krob.
Martha is preceded in death by her daughter Catherine Sue and two brothers J. Victor Krob and Robert Krob.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Ottawa Community, 18525 Woodland Ridge Drive, Spring Lake, Mich. 49456 or the American Legion Auxiliary in Solon.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com