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1936 Martha 2022

Martha VanBaale

October 9, 1936 — February 12, 2022


Martha Ann “Marty” VanBaale, 85, of Rushville, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 7:26 PM at Memorial Health Care of Springfield, Il.  She was born on October 9, 1936 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Edwin and Lydia (Mehmken) Taeger.

Marty is survived by two sons:  Dennis (Penny) VanBaale of San Diego, California and David (Michelle Mattox) VanBaale of Indianapolis, Indiana; a brother:  Jim (Deanna) Taeger of St. Joseph, Illinois; a sister:  Sandra Maxwell of Bonaparte, Iowa; and her grandchildren:  Haley, Eddie, Lexie, and Elle VanBaale.  She is also survived by good friends, Linda Herche,  Dianne Snyder, and Sharon Large of Rushville, Illinois, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son:  Mark VanBaale in 1959, a granddaughter, Bailey, and a brother-in-law, Bill Maxwell.

Marty worked as a registered nurse at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois and was Director of Nurses at Snyder's Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville, Illinois.  She enjoyed making quilts for family, and friends at her church, First Lutheran Church in Beardstown, Illinois.  She was a Red Hat Lady and enjoyed sewing, doll collecting, gardening, and knitting.  Marty especially loved time spent with her family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Triplett – Wood Funeral Home of Rushville with Pastor John Ashcraft officiating.  Burial will immediately follow the service at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials in memory of Martha Ann VanBaale have been suggested to Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center or First Lutheran Church of Beardstown.

Family and friends wishing to share stories and memories on her condolence page are invited to do so at

The arrangements and care are under the direction of Triplett – Wood Funeral Home of Rushville.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Martha VanBaale, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Triplett & Wood Funeral Home

900 W Wilson St, Rushville, IL 62681

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