Martha "Marty" Ellinger
1919 - 2020

Martha "Marty" (Ruffing) Ellinger

1919 ~ 2020

Martha "Marty" (Ruffing) Ellinger of Kimberly, Idaho passed away surrounded by family on November 8, 2020 after living an amazing life of 101 years 7 months. Martha was born March 31, 1919 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Bernard Ruffing and Mary Brachman. She was the fifth of ten children.

Marty is survived by one sister, Paule Ball, of Buhl, Idaho; her children, Beverly (Gary) Stone and Reg Larsen of Kimberly and Mary Jo (Jerry) Wray, Rocky Larsen and Gary (Joyce) Bybee all of Buhl as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19, a private graveside service under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel will be held.

The family would like to thank Heritage Home Health and Hospice for their amazing care and assistance as well as Dr. Vaughn Harris and Dr. Mark Crandall and their staff members.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Marty's memorial webpage at

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Published by Magic Valley Times-News on Nov. 12, 2020.
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Joyce Grindstaff
November 20, 2020
Marty was such a little gem and will always be in my thoughts - I pass her hand-tatted doily every single morning, and that handmade gift meant so much to me! To this day, Jason and I still talk about how she was tending her own yard/garden at such a late age - what an amazing thing to witness! The Eversole/Rusnak family held Marty in high regard and she will surely be missed.
Jessica Rusnak
November 13, 2020
What a gal!!! I so enjoyed getting to meet Marty and so glad I had a chance to visit with her and observe her caring and worrying about her home, yard, and family. My condolences to all of Marty's family.
Marsha Meissner
November 12, 2020
I loved this woman so very very much. We were neighbors for more than 25 years. She made me feel like I could grow anything. She was an roll model in every ince of the wotd. It was fun sewing for her becaused she s loved giving me something in return. I treasure all those little gifts.The life of this wonderful lady made all of us be better people. I will miss you more than these words can say.
Wetona R Kirsch
November 12, 2020
What a wonderful woman. I loved talking with her about the olden days. She taught me alot about life. She now is celebrating in heaven and looking down on her family she is so proud of. I will miss you.
Pam Rusnak
November 12, 2020