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December 22, 2013

Martha Jean Scagnoli

Martha Jean Scagnoli, 89, Logansport, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, surrounded by her family.

Born March 18, 1924, in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Gregory) Eller. On March 2, 1946, she married Raymond Scagnoli. He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1987.

Martha retired from Plotner’s Shoe Store in 1992. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, All Saints Ladies Society and the William Paca Lodge. Martha also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Nies (Larry) of Royal Center and Nancy Zagajewski (J) of Lucerne; grandchildren, Chris Nies of Lafayette, April Sjoholm (Eric) of Noblesville, Ryan Zagajewski of Atlanta, Ga., Emily Zagajewski of Lucerne, Amy Cunningham (Ryan) of Logansport and Andrea Penley (Nate) of Napa, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Reis Sjoholm of Noblesville, Journee Cunningham of Logansport and Kade Penley of Napa, Calif.; brothers and sisters, Dick Eller (Alma) of Burlington, Bob Eller of Burlington, Sheila Mann (Louie) of Burlington, Karen Atkisson of Burlington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edie Hilderbrandt (Alan) of Logansport, Julia Baker of Logansport, Jo Moore (Don) of Logansport and Frank Scagnoli (Kay) of Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by son, William Scagnoli; two brothers and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel, where there will also be a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at

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