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Gilbert "Gib" Marteney

Gilbert "Gib" Marteney, age 93, of Kidron died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in his home.  

Born Nov. 25, 1918, in Malvern, he was a son to Oscar and Nealie (Wagner) Marteney. 

He was a machinist having worked for the Timken Co., B&H Machine in Minerva, and retired from Good Roads in Minerva.  He was a member of Minerva First Christian Church. A WWII US Army Air Corp. veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post #357 in Minerva, VFW Post #4120 in Minerva and Minerva AARP.  

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle (Suder) Marteney, whom he married April 5, 1945; daughter, Latricia Haynam of Kidron; son, Terry (Cathy) Marteney of Kalkaska, MI; brother, Perry Marteney of Minerva; five grandchildren, Kendra (John) Alexander and Janine (Chad) Madison, both of Minerva, Jason (Megan) Marteney, Phillip (Dani) Marteney, and Amanda Marteney, all of Michigan; two step grandsons, Patrick Miller and Greg (Lorraine) Dowmont, both of Michigan, five great grandchildren, Bellamy and Michael Alexander, Jaelyn Madison, and Brendan and Ruby Marteney; and a step great grandson, Elliott Dowmont.  

He was preceded in death by a son, Gilbert K. Marteney, and eight brothers and sisters, Trecy Thompson, Mamie Kidder, Neta Hoopes, and an infant sister, Clifford, French, Sherman and Tom Marteney.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. in Minerva First Christian Church with Mr. Tom Ledford and Mr. Ralph Norman officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in East Lawn Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the chapel in Minerva First Christian Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wayne County or Wounded Warrior Project. 

Those unable to attend may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.  Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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