Martha J. Steinkraus

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Martha J. Steinkraus, 73, of Surprise, Ariz., died Sunday, May 4, 2014, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Warren, the daughter of George and Beulah Rowe.

After graduation from Cortland High School in 1958, she moved to Hawaii, California and Arizona. She worked for car dealerships in all three states.

On Nov. 6, 1976, she married the love of her life, Larry Steinkraus, who survives.

Memories of Martha will be cherished by her five brothers, Fay (Marcia) Rowe and Edward Rowe, both of Howland, Roger (Carolyn) Rowe of Mecca, and Richard and Jerry (Dorothy) Rowe, both of Cortland; two special nieces, Kimberly Teeters and Tracy Walker; and two nephews, Jeff Rowe and Travis Rowe. Also surviving are great-niece Kara Teeters and great-nephews Nick, Andrew and Matthew Walker, and Trever Rowe. She also leaves two little dogs, Henry and Bosco.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

By Martha’s request, there were no calling hours or services.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled by Menke Funeral Home in Sun City, Ariz.

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