Martha M. Van Meter

Martha M. Van Meter, 73, of Sheatree Lane, North Syracuse, died Thursday at her home following a lengthy illness. A native of Caine, AR, Mrs. Van Meter resided in the N. Syracuse area for most of her life. Martha was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and later graduated cum laude in 1973 with a master's degree in psychology from Syracuse University. She retired in 1994 after 20 years as a psychiatric nurse counselor at Hutchings Psychiatric Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd, in 1997 and her daughter, Elizabeth, in 1993.

Surviving are her daughter, Laura, and her husband Robert Van Meter-Woodward of Charlotte, NC; five sons, Robert A. and wife, Cindy Van Meter, of Burke, VA, William J. Van Meter of Slidell, TX, James A. and Daniel P. Van Meter, both of North Syracuse, and Richard L. of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Jeff, David, Robert and Sarah, along with Mitch and his mother Chris, and John and Steven and their mother, Heidi.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Syracuse Cemetery.

From: The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York.  August 6, 2006.

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