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Utterback, Martha Jane
Martha Jane Utterback, 80, of Bettendorf, IA, passed away on Saturday October 29, 2011 at The Fountains in Bettendorf, IA. She was born in Point Pleasant Township, IL the daughter of Ralph and Mary Coghill Strickler. She married Gilbert Utterback on December 14, 1958 in Roseville, IL.

She is survived by her husband of Colorado; one daughter Karen Utterback of Colorado; and one son Kevin Utterback of Colorado; one brother Edwin Strickler of Roseville, IL; nieces Jane McKenzie, Joan Sherry, and Kristine Brown; and nephews Jay Skinner and Robert Strickler. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister (Irene Skinner) and 2 nephews (David and Jon Strickler).

Martha attended Booth Grade School and Roseville High School graduating in 1949; later attending Northwest Missouri State College in Missouri. After marriage they made their home in Aurora Colorado until July of this year when she moved to Bettendorf, IA. Martha was an active member of the D.A.R., a founding member many years ago of the association of Retarded Citizens plus her most invaluable contribution to persons with disabilities. She had many friends while living at the Fountains; she was a devoted homemaker to her family and will be deeply missed.

Graveside service will be Wednesday November 2, 2011; 11:00 am at the Roseville Township Cemetery, there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the D.A.R. and or the Association of Retarded Citizens. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Roseville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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