Martha Sarantakos

Martha Sarantakos

GIBSON CITY – Martha Ann Sarantakos, age 81, of Gibson City died at 7:40 a.m. Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at the Asta Care Center in Paxton.

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Rev. John Phan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Martha was born March 29, 1931, in Peoria, a daughter of Towner and Helen (Coe) Jacobus.

She is survived by four sons, Mark (Sue) of Chicago, John (Diane) of Norman, Okla., Matt (Christy) of Mount Morris and Paul (Sarah) of Gibson City; one sister, Sue Ellen (Paul) Cleary of Arlington Heights; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Kyle.

Martha graduated from Normal Community High School in 1949 and received a master's degree in library science from Illinois State University. She was a manager at Shepherd's Closet in Gibson City. Martha was an avid reader and collected vintage dolls.

Memorials may be made to the Shepherd's Closet.