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Helen (Weaver) Martell
Helen Weaver Martell, 89, of Marinette, died Saturday evening, Aug. 17th at her home.
Born Oct. 26, 1923 to John Thomas Weaver and Nancy Elizabeth (Moxley) Weaver, both members of pioneer Alleghany County, North Carolina families, she spent her early life in West Virginia where she graduated from high school and from the Williamson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
She moved to Boston, Mass. where she trained as a surgical nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she met Green Bay native, Phillip W. Martell, Jr., and was married on June 26, 1948. The couple moved to this area and she worked at the former St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital in Menominee and later as a private duty nurse during her child rearing years.
She was a member of the former Business and Professional Womans Club, Marinette Womans Club, White Pine Genealogical Society, Marinette County Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, First United Methodist Church of Marinette and the United Methodist Women. She was a skilled gardener, naturalist and devoted many hours to historical and genealogical research.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Phillip John Martell of Big Rapids and James (Marsha) Martell of Marinette; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John on Sept. 1, 2003; a brother, John Thomas Weaver II and a sister, Ruth M. Weaver.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Aug. 22nd from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23rd at the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Dembinski and Rev. William Bippus officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.