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Martha Knapp Deming

January 28, 1932 — June 14, 2019

Martha Jane Knapp Deming, 87 of Niles, Michigan, died at 5:15p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019.

She was born January 28, 1932 in Schoolcraft, Michigan to Willis and Rose Ganiel (Motter) Knapp.  She was a lifelong resident of Niles, Michigan.

Martha was a former employee of Niles Credit Bureau Health Care, Inc. of Berrien Springs and the Woodwind of South Bend, IN.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dowagiac; a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School Class of 1949; graduate of Southwestern Michigan College Class of 2000; life member of Eastern Star.

Martha enjoyed sewing, gardening and loved being with family, friends and Princess.

She was married June 18, 1949 in Wakelee, Michigan to Jack Edwin Deming who died in 2009.  She is survived by her sons, Gregory A. Deming of Niles, Douglas E. (Christine) Deming of Granger; daughters Deborah R. (Donald) Asmus of Ponte Vedra, FL, Laurie J. (James) Pokladowski of DePere, WI, Connie L. (Larry) Murphy of Cape Coral, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Her Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 306 Courtland St. Dowagiac, MI.  Martha’s cremains will be distributed in accordance to her last wishes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4042 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.

Online condolences may be made at

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

306 Courtland St, Dowagiac, MI 49047

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