Martha Marrah

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Martha Ellen (Robbins) Marrah, 67, of Deland FL, formerly of Elkader, passed away peacefully December 9, 2019, at home in DeLand Florida of Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer with her husband Joe by her side.


 Martha was born in West Union Iowa on January 22, 1952. She was raised on a farm south of Mederville by her parents, John and Gladys Robbins. Martha graduated at Elkader Central High School in 1970. On June 20, 1970, she was united in marriage to Joe Marrah of Elkader, formerly of Strawberry Point, IA. To this union they were blessed with two boys, Brian of Sanford, Florida and David of Kansas City, MO.


Survived by husband Joe, Deland, FL, sons Brian of Sanford, FL, and David and wife Carrie of Kansas City, MO, grandchildren Austin, Ellie and Brextin, Kansas City, MO; brother, Harry (Gloria) Robbins, Elkader and sister, Celia Proctor, Neosho, MO.


Visitation:  4 to 6 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader and one hour before service time at the church on Saturday

Funeral:   11:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader with Rev. Jon Haack officiating

Inurnment: Will be held at a later date.


Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with


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