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“First of all I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people who went out of there way to express there feelings toward this amazing women,...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Kyle Martin - South Bend , IN

“Lisa, you will be in all of our hearts forever. I know that I'm not really related to you, but all of the Skaggs' family have treated me like one of...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Janie Lynn Dalton - Elizabethtown, KY

“Lisa,only knew you as a child.Babysat you,Debbie,and Terri.When Mom & Dad moved we sorta grew apart,but always friends.I did not have the...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Sue Denkhoff - Louisville, KY

“When Debbie told Lisa I was a sports nut and a Notre Dame football fan, Lisa got us tickets to the Notre Dame -Nevada game. Parking pass, tailgate...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Angie Walsh

“I use to work at taco bell and i can remember hiding from Ms.Lisa because i use to wear my jewerly and her and Tracy did not allow that. I also...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Tarikka Miller

“To the Skaggs and Martin family, Lisa was a part of my childhood growing up on Greenwood Road. We had some fun times back in the neighborhood. She...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Patty (Motley) Newman

“HEAVEN HAS ONE MORE ANGEL NAMED " LISA.".... GO IN PEACE. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: ronald l. - PICO RIVERA, CA

“I am so sorry for the boys loss, They are all good men that will always carry Lisa with them. Im sure they remember when they were little riding the...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Darin Boyles - Friend

“WE WILL MISS YOU . MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO BOTH SIDES OF THE FAMILIES. ITS A TRAGIC LOSS. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: CAROL SKAGGS - COUSIN

“I CAN REMEMBER FIGHTING OVER BARBIES. AND RIDING OUR BIKES AT THE END OF YOUR MOM AND DADS ROAD. NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD. ENJOY YOUR WINGS COUSIN. I...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: CAROL SKAGGS - LOUISVILLE, KY

“Heartfelt sympathy to Lisa's family. We send our prayers during this tragic loss of such a beautiful person. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Landers and Partners - Michelle Darr

“I am so sorry to hear about Lisa, losing a Mom, Daughter,Sister,Aunt Is one of the hardest things to do in a life time. Our prayers go out to you all...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Ellen Brumfield Stone

“DEAR MARTIN FAMILY , NO ONE KNOWS THE PAIN WE AS HUMANS SUFFERS BUT THE LORD AND ALTHOUGH I ONLY BEGIN TO LEARN AND KNOW LISA I MARJORIE THE MOTHER...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: MR & MRS HOWARD F. CARTER AND FAMILY - MI

“Please accept our deepest sympathies to Lisa's family, friends, and co-workers. We had the privilege of working with Lisa over the past 28 years, and...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: David Gongwer - Mishawaka, IN

“Such a tragic outcome. But I will always remember our conversations and the fun we had together. My memory is the bubblie little Lisa. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Patti Workman - friend

“Please accept our deepest sympathies to Lisa's family, friends, and co-workers. We had the privilege of working with Lisa over the past 28 years, and...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: David Gongwer - Mishawaka, IN

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Lisa's Family and Friends. My husband had known her for many years. They had worked together at Mc...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Susie & David Anastos - IN

“I remember how much you loved to plant flowers all around your house in Creston Hills. My prayers go out to the boy's and your famliy. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Terry Fawley - South Bend, IN

“May God grant you strength. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Karen Armstrong

“Lisa thank you so much for always being so kind to my family and I. I can't ever remember seeing you without a smile. Even though Timmy and I aren't...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Manriquez - Friend

“Prayers to the family now and always. Bonnie Chiszar ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Bonnie Chiszar

“I did not have the pleasure of meeting Lisa or the Martin family. From the stories and tributes I have read, what an amazing woman and mother. My...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Mimi Manley

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Lisa's family and friends. She was like a ray of sunshine whenever I would see her at company functions...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Jeanette Larimore - Co-Worker

“my heart goes out the to family. lisa was always cheerful when she came into the store. we will miss you lisa. gone but never forgotten ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: ron morehouse - south bend, IN

“Our New Prairie football family is deeply saddened. Our love and prayers are with the family. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Smith - La Porte, IN

“Lisa, Thank-you for our time. Kyle, Dan, Jordan, Timmy, Heather and all of the family. Be strong, move forward, this was Lisa's way. She was a...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Brian Setlak - Friend

“As a previous landscaper with a local firm, I worked on landscaping Lisa's New Carlisle home as well as her Taco Bell restaurant. She was always so...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Thomas Myers

“As a previous landscaper with a local firm, I worked on landscaping Lisa's New Carlisle home as well as her Taco Bell restaurant. She was always so...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Thomas Myers - South Bend, IN


Lisa Jane Martin-Simeri, 49, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at her home. Lisa was born on August 22, 1960 in Louisville, KY to Jim and Vera Taylor-Skaggs. She moved to South Bend in 1984 and had lived in New Carlisle since 2002. Lisa was the Director of Operations for RLC of Michiana (Taco Bell). Survivors include her parents Jim and Vera Skaggs of Louisville, KY; four sons, Tim Martin, Daniel Martin, and Kyle Martin all of South Bend, IN and Jordan Martin of New Carlisle, IN; four sisters, Debbie (Angie) Skaggs, Terri (Doug) Uhling, Julie (Tim) Dalton, and Kim (Steve) Hardin all of Louisville, KY; and one brother, Jimmy (Deborah) Skaggs of Louisville, KY. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 in the New Carlisle Wesleyan Church. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert Street, New Carlisle, IN. Friends may also call from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday in the New Carlisle Wesleyan Church. Lisa was a member of the Granger Community Church. She was a volunteer at the Center for the Homeless in South Bend and the St. Joseph County Fair. She enjoyed landscaping and gardening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Martin Family Children, c/o Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN 46628. To send online condolences, please visit Kaniewski.com. The family would like to ask everyone to either bring purple flowers, wear purple, etc. in honor of Lisa Martin.

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