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March 04, 2024

Barbara Ann Martens Godby (Gross)

Barbara Ann Martens Godby (Gross)

Barbara Ann Martens Godby (Gross), 71, of Hiddenite, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her home.

Barbara was born September 9, 1949, in Aberdeen County, South Dakota, the daughter of the late Ed Martens and Kathryn Gross Kowalke.

She was a homemaker and she loved joking, playing polka music, painting, baking, and enjoyed cooking for anybody. Barbara enjoyed traveling to the mountains and out west. She loved to surround herself with nature and animals.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Godby; the father of her children, Kenneth Wallace; and sisters, Dixie Tomek and Sherri Martens.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Kathryn Sanchez (Dino) of North Carolina, Bobbie Jo Deccola (Joseph) and Mary Wallace, all of Ohio; her son, Kenny Wallace (Sharon) of Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two in the oven; her sisters, Linda Bishop and Anna Carter; her brothers, Henry Martens and Edward Martens; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, June 14, 2021, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Dillan Bolt will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Barbara Ann Martens Godby Family.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Bishop on June 20, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Love you, kid. May you have woke in Jesus loving, forgiving arms.

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