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Linda Martens - December 27, 2009

Linda L. Martens, age 61 of Grant, Neb., passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at the Ogallala Community Hospital.
Linda was born Sept. 20, 1948 at Ogallala, Neb., the daughter of Patrick and Evelyn (Woodley) Smyth.
She attended schools in Ogallala graduating in 1966 from the Ogallala High School.
Linda married Charles Pollard in November of 1966. Two children, Shelley and Greg, were born to this union.
In December of 1989 she married Steve Martens.
Linda worked for nearly 20years as a crop insurance agent and loved serving her customers with a smile. She enjoyed playing darts and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Shelley French of Ogallala; son, Greg and wife Shelly Pollard of Grant; grandchildren, Jacy and Kylee French and Shalee and Garrett Pollard; sister- in-law, Darla Smyth of Centennial, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Evelyn Smyth; and brothers, Donald, Larry, Bob, Mike and Bernie Smyth.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Gubser Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kurt Hatteberg of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Venango, Neb. officiating.
Inurnment will take place at the Ogallala Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation.
A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to
Gubser Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.