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Martha Muse

November 12, 1920 — November 23, 2012

Martha Janet (Snyder) Muse was born November 12, 1920 in her grandmother Snyder?s house in Auburn, Nebraska. One of five children of John C. and Joy (Briggs) Snyder, she was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn. Martha attended Harmon Elementary and graduated from Auburn High School.

On March 4, 1943 Martha was married to Duane Bennett at St. Paul Lutheran in Auburn. Duane went to war, and was declared missing in action on June 11, 1943, never to be found. Martha was united in marriage to Robert Warren Muse on February 2, 1946 in Olathe, Kansas. They were blessed with two children, Beth and David. Among other places, Martha and Warren started their lives together in Auburn, and in 1959 moved their family to California. They eventually returned to Auburn to live out their lives.

After graduating from high school Martha worked for a short time at Schwartz Newsstand. She then worked for many years for Lincoln Telephone Company. While in California she worked as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance in Santa Ana and Pacific Auto in San Diego. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Auburn.

After Warren?s death in 1998, Martha lived for a while in Auburn and then moved to California to live with her daughter Beth. She later moved back to Auburn where she lived in the Valley View Apartments. In 2010 she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn, and it was there she passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the age of 92 years and 11 days. In addition to her parents and husbands, Martha was preceded in death by her brothers John and Tom and granddaughter Kellie Graves.

Martha is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beth and Michael Slater of Corona, CA; son and daughter-in-law Dave and Pam Muse of Auburn; former daughter-in-law Ferida Muse; former son-in-law Dennis Graves; grandchildren Jodie and husband Todd Shaklee, Jennifer and husband Jeff Allgood, Missy Beck and friend Mike Beck, Lisa Muse and friend Darwin McCollum, Rebecca and husband Matthew Reichert; great-grandchildren Sam, Emilie, Lynn, Dylan, Andrew, Dallas, Haley, Shelby, Natalie, Mason, and Lauren; sister Shirley Pavey of Lincoln; brother Jim and wife Sally Snyder of Chagrin Falls, OH; sisters-in-law Cora Lea Muse of Auburn; Evelyn Snyder of Berthoud, CO; Edus Snyder of Nebraska City; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Private family inurnment of ashes will be at a later time at Sheridan Cemetery near Auburn. Visitation, no viewing, will be at the funeral home Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 6:00 to 8:00.

Memorials are suggested to the Auburn Rescue Squad.
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