Martha Peebles, 86

Martha Pauline Peebles, 86, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Three Rivers Health. She was born on March 12, 1928 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Roy and Lolita (Lawrence) Heckelman.

Martha has been a lifelong resident of Three Rivers. She graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1945. She worked for both the Continental Can Company and later retired from Peterson Spring Corp.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Arthur Peebles Sr.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, four children, Richard (Jeanne) Hay of Kalamazoo, Steven (Janet) Hay of Three Rivers, Larry (Karen) Hay of Vicksburg and Marcia Peebles of Coopersville; three step-sons, Arthur Peebles Jr. of Three Rivers, Thomas Peebles of California, and John Peebles of Three Rivers; one sister, Nancy Ross of Constantine; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at Peek Cemetery, with Armstrong Chaplain Dan Lane officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the American Legion Auxiliary Fund or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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