(Wednesday - October 14, 2020) - Elaine M. Martin, age 94, of Niagara, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Elaine was born October 11, 1926, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Louis and Ruth (Hicks) Sentko. She married Leonard “Buck” Martin, Sr. on October 28, 1944 at the United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. They were married for over 55 years and resided in Iron Mountain and East Kingsford before moving to Niagara. Buck preceded her in death on February 27, 2000. Elaine worked for General Controls in Iron Mountain for many years and was the oldest parishioner of Riverside United Methodist Church in Niagara.

Her hobbies included going to the casino, playing bingo, and volunteering at the church. Elaine especially loved the time spent with family and friends. She will be remembered for her bubbly personality and infectious laugh.

Survivors include one son, Leonard (Kathy) Martin Jr. of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Buck, Elaine was preceded in death by two daughters, Melody (Dan) Butler and Marilyn Aderman; one granddaughter, Nancy Morin.; and one great-grandson, Lance Martin.

Private family services will take place. Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery in Niagara.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niagara Chapel, to honor Elaine’s legacy of life.


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