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Obituary of Martha J. Krebs


April 23, 1943 — December 9, 2023
King Ferry
Martha J. Krebs, King Ferry, NY, passed away on December 9, 2023, at the age of 80.

Born April 23, 1943 to the late Audley and Mary Strickland, she was a graduate of Candor High School. Martha retired in 2003 from Emerson Power Transmission in Ithaca, after 25 years of service. Martha was a very caring, giving, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed country music, flower gardening, and spending time with family, especially her grandkids. She had a love for elephants, loved being a “snowbird” and spending her winters in Florida, often saying, “I love the sunshine, it makes me happy.”

Martha is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frank Krebs; her five children: Frank, Jr. (Mary), Duffer (Evelyn), Teddy (Denise), & Daryl (Angie) Krebs, and Martha (Mike) Hastings; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her siblings, Charlotte Shaw, Ken (Bonnie) Strickland, Dale (Eileen) Strickland; brothers-in-law, George (Esther) Krebs and Charles (Nancy) Krebs; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Turk and Marge Rhodes.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters and their husbands, Loretta (Norm) Terwilliger and Gail (Harold) Maassen; a brother-in-law, Charles Shaw; and her in-laws, George and Evelyn Krebs.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 16 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 State Route 90, Genoa. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, preceding the service. Spring interment will be in Ridgeway Cemetery, Poplar Ridge. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central NY Chapter, 5015 Campuswood Dr., Suite 102, East Syracuse, NY 13057: www.alz.org/centralnewyork. (www.shurtleffservices.com)

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