Genevieve Martin, 84, of Oelwein passed away Monday October 5, 2020 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. Genevieve gave as generously in death, as she did in life, by donating her body to the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine. There will not be services at this time. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home of Oelwein is assisting the family.
Genevieve Mae Martin was born in Marengo, Iowa on April 5, 1936 to parents Guy and Emiline (Zimmerman) Gould. In 1952 she was united in marriage with DeWayne Medberry, and they later divorced. She later married Art Stifel, and he passed away in 1981. On April 19, 1996 Genevieve was united in marriage with Frederick Martin in Oklahoma, and he passed away in 2018. She enjoyed visiting with just about anyone. She was a seamstress and made many dolls and doll clothes. Genevieve and Fred enjoyed drives through the countryside as well as the backyard fires with her family, where she liked to cook hotdogs on the fire.
Left to celebrate Genevieve’s life are her children: Art (Deb) Medberry of Oelwein, Roger (Linda) Medberry of Oelwein and JoAnn (Greg) Vogt of Dubuque; her grandchildren: Ben Medberry, Courtney Timmerman, Jeff Harbaeugh and Chrystina Zobac; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Fred Martin; her husband Art Stifel; her brothers: Arthur Lee Gould and Guy Eugene Gould.
Her family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Oelwein Healthcare Center for their care of Genevieve.