Martha Kitsmiller

Nov. 16, 2020


Martha Kitsmiller, 88, of Summerfield, Florida,passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of the late John D. Kitsmiller, who passed away in 2012.

Martha was born in Indiana, a daughter of the late Roy and Elizabeth Sabens. She grew up on the farm with her siblings, Dale Sabens, Ellen Faust and Ann Lanum, who all preceded her in death.

After marrying John, the family moved several times and lived in Indiana, Kansas, Connecticut, Missouri and Tennessee. Martha and John moved to Del Webb Spruce Creek Country Club in 2004. Martha enjoyed playing cards at the Club House, getting her hair done on Wednesdays and being a member of the Red Hatters. She enjoyed being with her friends and having dinner out every week with “the dinner group.” Martha was a dog lover and pampered each one of them who came into her life. She was especially fond of her golden retriever children, Cassie, Gabe, Trudi and Trudi 2.

Martha is survived by sons, John Kitsmiller and his wife Natasha of Ocala, Florida, and Mike Kitsmiller and his wife Karen of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Michael and Anna Kitsmiller; and great-granddaughter Grace Kitsmiller.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an animal shelter of your choice.


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