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Obituary for Martha Lee Gartland

Martha Lee Gartland, 89, of Salt Springs, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Radiant Nursing and Rehab of Palatka following an extended illness. She was a native of Palatka and had lived in Salt Springs for the past 20 years coming from Pennsylvania. Martha earned her bachelor's degree in education from Florida State University. She taught first grade for one year before becoming a homemaker and raising her 7 children. Martha was a devout Catholic and in her leisure time enjoyed painting and quilting. She will be missed by all who knew her including her lifelong friend, “Guppie.”
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas N. Gartland, children, Thomas Gartland (Susan), Edward Gartland, Daniel “Danny” Gartland (Debbie), Martha Downing, George Gartland (Linda), Dave Gartland (Rhonda) and Dorothy Knepper, 23 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren as well as other extended family members and friends.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka with Father Jared De Leo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Martha’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.