Martha Kral

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Martha Kral on

September 23, 2007 in Salmon Arm at the age of 86.

Martha was born on July 9, 1921 to Olga and Gustav Reiter at Winkler,

Manitoba. She came to Enderby, BC with her family in March, 1929, where

she attended school in the big “brick


Martha met and married her husband, John Kral on June 18, 1938. They

settled into country life in the Trinity Valley.

Their daughter, Jeanette was born in 1940; followed by a second daughter,

Grace, in 1942.In the late 1940’s, the family moved to the Spallumcheen area.

After raising her family, Martha went back to school. She then worked as

a substitute teacher and in the hospitality industry.

In the 1970’s, Martha and John moved to the Vernon area where she remained

until moving to Salmon Arm in 2005.

Martha was a talented artist and a gifted seamstress. She enjoyed

traveling, particularly to visit family in Florida.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, John; her daughter, Grace Phillips;

and her brothers, Leslie and Dan Reiter.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Henschell, Salmon Arm; three

grandchildren, Pam Henschell, Vancouver, Dan (Sherilyn) Henschell,

Coquitlam and Katherine (Mark) Cleary, St. Petersburg, Florida;


John Phillips; sister, Joyce Phillips, Mulberry, Florida; brother, George

(Iris) Reiter, Enderby; six great-grandchildren, Saje Henschell, Jessica

Heal, Jonathan, Kyle, Matthew and Katie Cleary.

A private remembrance was held at Bowers Funeral Home on Tuesday,

September 25, 2007 with cremation to follow. A celebration of life service

will be held in the spring of 2008 in Enderby, BC.

Condolences and remembrances of Martha are appreciated and my be sent to

Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and

Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

Vernon Morning Star

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