Marie Eltzroth, 97

Marie Eltzroth, 97, of rural Wabash, died Feb. 6, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Grant County, to John Stanley and Callie Leota (Thomas) Carey. Marie was a graduate of Fairmount High School. She married Roy L. Eltzroth in LaFontaine, on Oct. 17, 1937; he died July 31, 1991. She was a sales clerk at the Marion Ball Store, retiring in 1980. Marie attended the Wabash Friends Church She was a life member of the Eastern Star Fairmount Chapter #277 since the 1940s. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, the Friends Church, and especially loved her grandkids. She is survived by two children, a son and her daughter, Sondra Lee Martin, Wabash; four granddaughters, Cindy (Paul) Pattee, Wabash, Pam (Terry) Short, Florida, Debbie (Mark) McCoart, Somerset, and Jennifer (Jr.) Smith, Wabash; eight great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister Pauline Pence. Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service on Feb. 9, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice. The memorial guest book for Marie may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Feb 08