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Martha 'Marti' Tubbs

Martha (Marti) Ann Tubbs, age 75, went to see her Lord and Savior peacefully after a long battle with kidney failure on Friday, June 29th at the Westfield Quality Care center in Aurora surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 3rd at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Chapel. Chaplain Nick Tubbs and Pastor Jeff Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Martha Ann Tubbs was born on September 14, 1942 to David and Emma (McAfee) Stanley in Hannibal, Missouri and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on June 29, 2018 at the age of 75.

Marti grew up in Hannibal, Mo where she graduated from Hannibal High school in 1960. She married Nicholas T. Tubbs on September 16, 1962. After supporting her husband through Bible College, Nick and Marti entered the Ministry for the next 46+ years. During this time they welcomed their 1st child Nickie, soon followed by Penny, Dee, and David. Their ministry led them to towns such as Ankeny and Waukee, IA, Hibbing, MN, and Marysville, KN before settling in Aurora, NE in 1977.

After raising her 4 children, she fulfilled a lifetime dream of becoming a nurse. Marti went back to school and graduated from Platte Valley Community College in Columbus in 1988 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Marti enjoyed playing the keyboard and reading devotionals at their truck stop ministry, playing board games, doing ceramics, spending time with her children and grandchildren, catching up with family and old friends on social media, and peaceful nights on her deck. Her greatest joy was working in Youth ministries, Woman’s bible studies, and supporting her husband throughout their ministry.

Marti was preceded in death by her father and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Nick (80) of Aurora; 4 children, Nickie (Jeff) Robinson, (54) of LaGrange, WY., Penny Tubbs (50) of Aurora, NE., Dee (Troy) Starr (48) of Aurora, NE., David (Vonda) Tubbs (46) of Marquette, NE., along with 13 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren.

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