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The world lost a very special angel today, Iva Irene Martin, 95, of Midland, passed away surrounded by family at her home on November 12, 2020. She was born on October 28, 1925 to the late Ralph and Martha (Church) Stevens. She married Emory Miller who predeceased her in 1977 and then married Glenn Martin who also predeceased her.


Iva worked at Rexall Drugs as a clerk. She loved sewing, gardening, baking, cooking and selling baked goods at the farmers’ market.


Iva is survived by her children, Richard “Kirk” (Darlene) Miller, Doris Henry, Barb Zigelien, Judy (Roger) Fisher, Kathy (Chuck) Haskell, Glenda Sova, Becky Campbell, Bud Martin, Dennis Martin and 168 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Alma (Earl) Hoon, Ray (Norma) Stevens, Dale (Mary) Stevens and Gala (Roger) Haatja.


Iva was predeceased by sons-in-law, Rick and Chuck, sisters, Lucille Wirtz, Hilda Rippee and step son, John Martin.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Midland Missionary Church with Pastor David Kissinger officiating. Friends may visit with the family of Monday at the church from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland Memorial Gardens.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland Missionary Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Martin family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Randy and Joanne Evans

    16 November 2020 8 months ago

    I am so happy for Irene. Boy she could light up a room with her smile. Now she will shine that same smile at the Lords table. Even though she had her 168 family members, she always took time out to send us letters asking about all my families lives. Reunions were such special times. She was the Matriarch of the Stevens Family. She will be truly miss by all who knew her and if you didn’t know her, just look at her family and you WILL know her. Love you, my sweet, sweet cousin. Rodney wished for me to express his condolences as well.

  2. Mike and Linda Lyons

    14 November 2020 8 months ago

    Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Irene so special to me and my family. She was one of the very special people in the world and she will be missed by so many. Love and Hugs.

  3. Carol price

    14 November 2020 8 months ago

    My prayers are with you all, your cousin Carol price

  4. Ronda and Jim Pfefferl and family

    14 November 2020 8 months ago

    Kathy & Chuck and family so sorry, she will be missed, she was always so delightful to see and talk with, sending our prayers and hugs during this difficult time. I always just called her Grandma Miller, and will always remember her kindness. My deepest condolence for your family.

  5. Kondra Miller-Raniszewski

    13 November 2020 8 months ago

    Grandma you will be greatly missed by so many. I love you.

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