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Rahn, Martha U

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May 12, 1924 - November 20, 2016

Rahn, Martha U

Mrs. Martha Usher Rahn
 Mrs. Martha Usher Rahn, 92, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Hospice Savannah after spending the last year of her life in The Place at Pooler where she was loved and greatly cared for.

Mrs. Martha was born in Cobbtown, GA to the late William Tell & Ottie Green Usher.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth W. Rahn, Sr., and two sons, Bernard A. Rahn and Wendell L. Rahn, Sr.  She was a long time resident of Springfield where she worked at both Braggs and Snooks Grocery Stores, and later became a bookkeeper at SunTrust Bank in Savannah.  She was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Church of Christ in Rincon, then in the last few years attended The Church at Godley Station in Pooler. 

Survivors include her daughters, Faye Saturday (husband, C.R. Saturday, Jr. deceased), Anne Darst (husband, John), Sharon Hales (husband, Dennis), Frankie Fort (husband, Tommy), Bonnie Randle (husband, Michael), Paula Rahn, and son, Kenneth W. Rahn, Jr.; daughters-in-law, Rose Rahn and Jackie Rahn; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was the proud grandmother of 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren;  18 great-great-grandchildren.  Over a period of 25 years she and  Mr.  Kenneth loved and fostered 51 additional children.

The visitation will be on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel in Pooler.
The funeral will be on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel in Pooler.  Burial will follow at Springfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Oak Grove Church of Christ Building Fund, c/o Richie Dickey, Treasurer, 4169 Hwy 119N, Clyo, GA 31303; or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA  31416 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL  60601.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel
901 W. Hwy. 80, Pooler, GA  31322
912- 748-2444

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Service Information

Visitation: A visitation was held on 2016-11-26 at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.

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