Martha Ann Kurtz Stephens, 72, of Midland, Texas, passed away on April 23, 2014. Martha was born on April 14, 1942 to Adolph Kurtz and Dorothy Whitfield Kurtz, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Martha worked at Hobby Lobby for many years after she retired from both Midland County and Ector County Sherriff's Department. She enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, sewing and reading. Martha is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Megan Renay Bryant; great granddaughter, Kendall Madison Bryant; and her sister, Bonnie Miears. Martha is survived by her children, Teresa Bryant and husband Wade of Midland, Texas, Dawn Thompson and husband Matt of San Angelo, Texas and Alex Stephens of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Trisha Lightfoot and husband Brent, Christopher Bryant and wife Shannon, of Midland, Texas, Alyssa Thompson of College Station, and Haylee Thompson of San Angelo, Texas; brothers, Adolph Kurtz and wife Ann of Whitmore, Iowa and Robert Kurtz and wife Sandra of Ventura, California; six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A private family memorial service will be held on May 4, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Apr. 27, 2014