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Martha Lenore McGuire Jontra
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Birth: May 5, 1883
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1960
Shattuck
Ellis County
Oklahoma, USA

Martha Lenora McGuire, daughter of Levi and Nancy McGuire, was born May 5, 1883, near Onaga, Kansas. She was one of eleven children. She departed this life November 12, 1960 at the Shattuck hospital at the age of 77 years, 6 months, 7 days.

She grew to young womanhood and was married to Henry A. Jontra, February 14, 1906, at Westmoreland, Kansas. The young couple established a home and lived in Kansas for five years. Then they moved to a farm near Gage where they resided eleven years before moving to Gage to establish a home.

To this happy union four little sons were born, but they remained only a short time to gladden the home.

Quite early in life she gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Christian church. In 1956 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The large number of friends and relatives that gathered to wish they well attested to the fact that Mattie, as she was lovingly called, and Henry were always friends indeed to others in sickness or sorrow or times of need.

She was preceded in death by her four sons, her father and mother, four sisters and two brothers. She was a devoted wife and her last concerns were for her husband who survives her. She also leaves to mourn her passing her twin brother, Marion McGuire of Buhl, Idaho; Bert McGuire of Granite, Okla.; Roy McGuire of Holton, Ks.; one sister, Mrs. Ida Mumaw of Onaga, Kans.; a large number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Loving hands did every possible thing that could be done but her heavenly father saw fit to call her home. There will be a vacancy that never can be filled, but her life was indeed a blessing to those who knew her.

Memorial services were held Monday, November 14, 1960 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the First Christian church of Gage with John Ihle, the minister, officiating. Interment was in Onaga, Kansas, beside her four little sons. Memorial services were also held at Onaga at Tessendorf Chapel on November 15.

Pallbearers were Dorman and Harold McGuire, Henry Lieb, Nate Carl, Carl Lewis and Charles Ladner. 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi McGuire (1847 - 1925)
  Nancy Hannah Nevins McGuire (1851 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Albert Jontra (1876 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Dellis Leroy Jontra (1906 - 1907)*
  Baby boy Jontra (1908 - 1908)*
  Baby boy Jontra (1910 - 1910)*
  Henry Albert Jontra (1916 - 1916)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sara Isabelle McGuire Walker (1871 - 1938)*
  William Francis McGuire (1873 - 1958)*
  Ida Florence McGuire Mumaw (1876 - 1964)*
  Daisy Ann McGuire Johnson (1878 - 1952)*
  Herbert Edward McGuire (1880 - 1965)*
  Martha Lenore McGuire Jontra (1883 - 1960)
  Marion Isaac McGuire (1883 - 1977)*
  Marcus Levi McGuire (1885 - 1910)*
  Susie P. Wienstroer (1891 - 1951)*
  Roy Chester McGuire (1893 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Onaga Cemetery
Onaga
Pottawatomie County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 4, Lot 39, Grave 6
 
Created by: pacifica
Record added: Jun 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8941495
Martha Lenore <i>McGuire</i> Jontra
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