Martha Jahr

Obituary of Martha Ellen Jahr

Martha Ellen (Aumiller) Jahr, age 93 of Waterloo, Illinois, passed away on October 17, 2022 at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem, IL where she had lived since May 2021. Martha was born on August 27, 1929 in Kinmundy, Illinois, the daughter of Edward E. Aumiller and Anna Bessie (Chance) Aumiller. She was a 1948 graduate of the Mt. Vernon High School and then joined the Air Force in 1951. She lived in Valmeyer for many years before moving to Waterloo. Martha loved to read, do puzzles, and visit with friends. She was a member of Saint Paul UCC in Waterloo. She was married to Edward John Jahr, who preceded her in death on May 28, 2001. Survivors include her daughter, Ruby L. Jahr of Salem; her son, Martin E. Aumiller of Waterloo; two grandsons, Christopher A. Jahr and Todd J. Jahr both of St. Petersburg, Florida; a sister, Neva Deal; and brothers, Robert, David, and Calvin. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Elvin, Johnny, and Raymond and sisters Vera Pearl, Mildred, Helen Fisher, Margaret Wheeler, and Genevieve Bruce, and also her daughter A.M. Catherine Stepanek. Martha was dearly loved, and will be deeply missed. A memorial service celebrating Martha’s life will be held at a later date. Crouse Funeral Home in Salem is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at
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