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Martha Ann Bailey, 79, of Rimini, Montana (formerly of Selma, Iowa) passed away at her son's home on March 9th, 2017.
She was born June 22, 1937 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to William B. and Martha M. Sickels.
Martha Ann grew up in Eldon, Iowa where she attended and graduated from Eldon High School. She lived many years in Selma, Iowa, then move to Rimini, Montana where she has been the past 8 years.
She spent many years traveling and doing research on her family genealogy. She collected rocks from all over, liked nature walks and reading. She always loved to spend time with family and friends.
Martha Ann is survived by her 3 children; Sherry (Robert) Olinger of Birmingham, IA, Jody (Allen) Bolibaugh of Mount Pleasant, IA, Dan (Leann) Bailey of Rimini, MT; brother, John (Barb) Sickels of Douds, IA; sister-in-law Marida Sickels of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Glen, Cody, Virgilia, Joshua and Noah; 4 great grandchildren, Harmony, Jeremiah, Dakota and Natalee Adell; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Murl Lee, Orville and Charles Sickels and one sister, Louella Tweedy.
A service celebrating Martha's life was held on Friday, March 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Life Covenant Church, 800 N. Hoback St., Helena, MT 59601. A viewing was also held at the church starting at noon. Per Martha Ann's request, cremation followed. The spreading of ashes will be done privately. In lieu of flowers the family requests any memorials in Martha's name be sent to DAV, 3633 Veterans Dr. PO Box 189 Fort Harrison, MT 59636. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Martha.
Published on March 23, 2017
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