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August 26, 1942 - February 15, 2014
Carol A Martinko, 71, of Holt, Missouri passed away Saturday morning, February 15, 2014, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. She was born August 26, 1942, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Nels and Ellen Elizabeth Ring Holmgren. Carol was employed as a clerk in the admissions offices of area hospitals for many years before her retirement. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Larsen, and her sister, Doris Whitney.
Carol is survived by her husband, John Martinko, of Holt; four daughters, Pamela and husband Chuck Galloway, of Alabama, Diana and husband Richard Powell, of Missouri, Susan and husband Jeff Jones, of Thousand Oaks, California, and Sherry and husband Brian Franklin, of Kearney, Missouri; one brother, Roy Holmgren, of Nebraska; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation is at the First United Methodist Church in Kearney, where friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time for services, Tuesday, February 18. Funeral services for Carol will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the pastor, Rev. Spencer Smith, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
At the request of the family, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137, or NorthCare Hospice House, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116 in memory of Carol.