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July 3, 2008


Nina Marie Atwater, 72, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on June 30, 2008, at the Fort Madison Community Hospital.

She was born on September 9, 1935 in Memphis, MO to Forrest and Elizabeth Taylor Martin.

She was married to James Atwater in 1951 in Memphis, MO. He preceded her in death January 20, 1986.

She retired from the Sheaffer Pen Company and also tended bar. She was a past member of the Fort Madison Moose Lodge.

Nina is survived by one daughter, Shelia Atwater of Fort Madison, IA; two sons, Martin Atwater of Fort Madison, IA and Jim (Carlene) Atwater of Fort Madison, IA; her father and step-mother, Forrest (Mary) Martin of Memphis, MO; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Hunt of Memphis, MO; one brother, Rusty Martin of Fort Dodge, IA and numerous cousins;

She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband; and one son, Thomas Wade Atwater.

A celebration of life was held July 3, 2008, at King-Lynk Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Madison, IA.

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