Martha Hillman (Adkins), 93
Martha Hillman (Adkins), 93, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was welcomed into the gates of Heaven on Friday, February 19, 2021 in the comfort of her own home under the care of her daughters and Iowa River Hospice.
Services for Martha will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. For those unable to attend the services, it will be available to view on the Mitchell Family Funeral Home Facebook page. For additional information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Martha and her family.
Martha Ellen Hillman was born on November 12, 1927 to parents Glen and Verna (Bateman) Hillman in Dana, Iowa. She attended school in the town she grew up in and later graduated from Dana High School in the Class of 1945. After graduation, Martha attended beauty school to obtain her cosmetologist license in Des Moines.
After working in Boone, Martha and her family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa where she and worked for a number of various salons and later was the owner and operator of the Modern Day Beauty Shop. Over the years Martha saw a number of her beloved clients at her shop until selling her shop with her retirement in 2010.
Martha was a devout Christian and was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown. When she was not at church, she was at home spending time with her family. In her free time, she loved going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events no matter what the sport was. She enjoyed taking time to read her bible and spending time with the Lord in reading and prayer. She traveled around with her friends to various places, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, helped to care for her parents in their last years, and worked on various sewing and quilting projects which included a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and many others.
Survivors include her daughters, Marcia (Gary) Andrews and Denise Adkins of Marshalltown, IA; her grandchildren, Teresa Fisher, Andrew Winn, Brandy (Tabby) Hanson, Corrie (Matt) Melberg, Jake (Esmeralda) Adkins, and Ellen (Eric) Walter; her great-grandchildren, Tristan Winn, Aidan Winn, Chelsea Winn, Emme Winn, Kaleb Winn, Ashley (Cole) Brown, JayKay Eurom, Jayden Adkins, Dorian Alacrez, Olivia Gunderson, Sophia Adkins, Attalie Adkins, Claire Wilkens, Jakobi Adkins and one on the way; her great-great grandchildren, Alaynia and another on the way; and her special friend Kindi Colston.
She was rejoined with her son, Jay Adkins; her parents Glen and Verna Hillman; her siblings Wayne, Ivan, Max, and Phyllis.