Martina L. Linkenhoker

Martina L. Linkenhoker


After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer Martina L. Linkenhoker passed away on November 16, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 64; she was surrounded by love and family.
Martina was a loved and cherished family member of the Carpenter, Schlatter and Linkenhoker Families.
Her death was preceeded by her father Wallace Carpenter and brother Danny Carpenter; her first husband Edward Schlatter and her second husband Ernest “Tiny” Linkenhoker. She is survived by her mother Anna Carpenter, daughters Joy Davis, Leslie and Vickie Linkenhoker; her sons Jeremie and Jason Schlatter. Her grandchildren, Derrick Schlatter, Cody, Clay and Carlie Davis, Desmond and Bruner Schlatter, Jessica and Amber Linkenhoker. In addition 6 great grand children, Cadence, Noah, Victoria, Shelby, Olivia and Amelia.
Martina was born May 14th, 1952 in Louisville Kentucky. She was a graduate of Valley Traditional High School and a member of Southeast Christian Church. She rededicated her life to Christ Jesus through baptism on September 6, 2015.

Martina was a 10 year employee of Wal-Mart and an expert of the Sporting Goods Department; she considered the company and her fellow employees as extended family; she greatly enjoyed conversation with customers. Martina always told individuals how she felt regardless of the outcome. She found peace and love with her family; she was a fighter and with passion she made resolve. She found adventure in novels and was intrigued with crime stories. As a lifelong cardinal fan she cheered “Go Cards!” Her eccentric and loud personality will be missed. Martina loved her family and fought with dignity for the time.
Her visitation and funeral will be held at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243 on Friday November 25th, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9am and funeral will occur at 1pm.

She will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any cancer research charity.

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