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Martha Jean Erlenbush 1938-2021

Martha J. Erlenbush, 83 of Decatur died at 5:40 pm. Friday, February 12, 2021 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A family led Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Life Foursquare Church with Pastor Steve Hohm officiating. Memorials if desired may be made to Life Foursquare Church (2954 West Ash Avenue, Decatur, Illinois 62526). Tanzyus-Logan is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Martha was born in January of 1938 in Pulaski County, Illinois the daughter of Roy and Gladys Gurley. Martha grew up on a farm near Vienna, Illinois and graduated high school. She worked for and retired from the St. Francis Convent in Riverton, Illinois. She loved to cook and enjoyed time with her son, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was a Christian woman and had the biggest smile on her face when Jesus welcomed her home.

Surviving are her son, Jeff (Kathy) Erlenbush, special sister, Jane Myers, grandchildren, Jesse (Monica) Erlenbush, Keegan Erlenbush, Zac Young, Tressa (Corey) Erlenbush Ward, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Lewis Gurley, sister, Carolyn Sue Sims, special mother, Pearl Myers, siblings, Jim Myers, John Myers, and Janet Staley.

“This too shall pass.”  

  John 3:16 For God so loved the world….

Please sign the family guestbook.

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