Martha Jane Kirchenbauer
Martha Jane Kirchenbauer

CELINA, Ohio — Martha Jane Kirchenbauer, 87, of Celina, died at 7:14 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina.

She was born July 22, 1926, in Decatur, Ind., to the late Raymond and Evangeline Eyanson.

Her husband, Bill D. Kirchenbauer, survives. They were married Nov. 29, 1947.


Other survivors include a daughter: Darlene (Don) Mottinger of Ohio City; brother: Raymond (Bunsun) Eyanson of Ohio City; three grandchildren: Dewayne (Amanda) Mottinger and Dana Mottinger, both of Ohio City, and Denice (Jon) Ringler of Paulding; three great-grandchildren: Mallory and Mryssa Mottinger and Austen Joseph; a sister-in-law: Roberta, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Bob, Theodore, Bernie and Freddy Eyanson, and a sister: Mary Castle.

She was a homemaker, a life member and past of president of V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 5803 in Van Wert, and a charter member of Rockford Eagles.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Randy Bevington of Ohio City Church of God will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Calling is Wednesday from 2 - 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Mercer County Council on Aging, 217 Riley Street, Celina.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.