Twyla I. Martin

Twyla I. Martin

1930 – 2024


IDA GROVE - Twyla Irene Martin, 93, passed away on Feb. 14, 2024, at Golden Horizons Assisted Living in Ida Grove. To honor Twyla’s life and memory, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m., both at the Ida Grove Methodist Church located at 312 Main St., Ida Grove. Twyla’s final resting place will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in rural Hancock, Iowa.

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with Twyla's final arrangements.

Twyla was born on Feb. 26, 1930 on the family farm in rural Hancock, Iowa to Mervin and Rena (Heft) Martin. Twyla attended country school and was baptized at the Hancock United Methodist Church. During her childhood, Twyla had a pony named Peanuts she enjoyed riding on around the farm. During high school, she enjoyed participating in her school’s girl’s basketball team.

Throughout her life, Twyla worked in in-home childcare and food service at Horn Memorial Hospital. She was known for her warm and nurturing nature while providing care to those in need. Her dedication to her profession touched the lives of many individuals and families.

Twyla had a vibrant personality and loved traveling. She found joy in exploring various destinations around the world. Among her favorite places were Switzerland, Germany, Hawaii, and Alaskan cruises. Twyla also journeyed through the United States extensively, immersing herself in different cultures and creating cherished memories. She even learned to Yodel during one of her expeditions.

In her leisure time, Twyla enjoyed engaging in puzzles, playing cards and games with loved ones and friends.  Craft making brought out her creativity and passion. She had a knack for finding unique gifts while shopping on QVC; but always made sure they required countless batteries - much to the chagrin of the recipients. She also enjoyed cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye Girls Basketball Team and the Kansas City Chiefs over the years.

Twyla Irene Martin was a remarkable woman who touched countless lives with her warmth, care, and zest for life. Her legacy of love and adventure will forever be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Twyla’s family meant everything to her. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and their wives, as well as a sister and her husband. Twyla is survived by her children: David (Bev) Beery of Anthon; Bruce (Anne) Beery of Battle Creek; Wylene (Greg) Heiden of Cape Coral, Florida; and Marchelle (Barry Masten) Beery. Her legacy also lives on through twelve grandchildren along with numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who will cherish the memories they shared with her.


Services: Feb. 20, Ida Grove Methodist Church, Ida Grove

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Hancock, Iowa

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services • Waukee, Iowa • 515-313-8566



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