A mother of three who died from a brain haemorrhage hours after complaining of having a headache was laid to rest yesterday (Wednesday) just yards from where her children go to school. 
Martina Kelly, who was 46 years old and living in Cleenish Park in Enniskillen, adored sunshine and yesterday as temperatures soared on one of the hottest days of the year mourners gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Arney to remember the much-loved mother, daughter, partner, aunt, sister and friend.
The day before her funeral Miss Kelly’s family received news that her organs, which were donated after she was declared dead on Saturday, had saved the lives of five people, including a 19 year old woman.
“Her death has been such a shock, it is only when it gets quiet again do you think about it,” a family member who spoke to The Impartial Reporter on behalf of all of Miss Kelly’s loved ones.
“Very rarely did she complain about being ill, if she had the flu she’d tell you she had the cold. ‘Hardy’ wouldn’t even come close to describe her. She was never ill, or if she was she never gave into it. She took a headache on Friday and died of a brain haemorrhage. 
“Her organs were donated and the transport teams arrived on Sunday from England and Scotland. We got news today that five lives have been saved; she would have loved to have done that herself. They told us in the hospital how rare it was to have a young person with healthy organs who would be so willing to donate. To think something good has come out of it is a wonderful thing.”
In a moving tribute, members of her family spoke of how the mother of Michael (20), John (11) and Emma (10) and partner of Sean loved life and everyone in it.
“Her love for her children was so important; she lived for her children without doubt and every child that came to the door. You could come here some days and it would be like a crèche, she really did love children.
“She would have talked to everybody; old, young, any colour or creed. She always helped others but always kept herself in the background,” said her family.
They spoke about how much she enjoyed helping out at St. Mary’s Primary School, Mullymesker, at various functions and events over the years.
It was somewhat poignant that her final resting place should be just yards from the school attended by her children John and Emma who turns 11 tomorrow (Friday). 
Originally from Bohey in County Leitrim, Miss Kelly made her home in Fermanagh after spending several years in New York where she worked with her sister Teresa in the bar and restaurant business before returning in 2007.
“She was very popular with a lot of people so it is wonderful to see all the people who love her,” said a family member, as visitors called to Miss Kelly’s home to pay their respects. 
“She was amazing; a great mother, a fantastic mother.”
Miss Kelly is survived by her partner Sean, sons Michael and John, daughter Emma, mother Anna May Kelly, brother Michael, sisters, Ann (Brian), Teresa (Peter) and Bridge, nephews, nieces, Mary and the McGahey family in Arney and the family circle.
There is a little area of grass outside Miss Kelly’s home that has been trampled on over recent weeks; it is where she enjoyed sitting in the sun when she got the chance.
“She loved the sun, that’s the patch on the lawn where she would have taken a blanket out,” pointed a family member. “She loved sitting outside in it.”
“I don’t think all of this is final yet, it feels like she is still with us, I look around me and I feel she is still here.”