Martha was a dear friend and sister-in- Christ. She was always gracious to others. She had an empathetic heart and was willing to listen while reserving her opinion. Martha had a sweet, sweet spirit . I remember Kenneth and Martha sitting in the foyer before church. They loved to greet people with a friendly smile. Martha was an eager student of the Bible. They loved Sunday School and church. Martha loved to fellowship with other women in her Women’s Sunday School class. We missed their presence but know where they are. Our loss is their gain. They would want everyone to know how much they loved their family, church, and most of all their Savior, Jesus Christ.
Martha Juanita Brown, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Washington, died Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Willows in Mt. Pleasant.
She was born April 25, 1925 in Washington County to Howard and Mable Hotle Baker. On August 22, 1946 she married Kenneth Brown in Marion. He died three weeks ago today on November 24, 2019.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker; worked sixteen years at Metromail and was a member of the Yarmouth Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, time spent with family, dancing, bingo, camping and spending winters in Texas.
Survivors include four children; Dan (Linda) of North Liberty, Steve of Minneapolis, MN., Terry (Sonya) of Mt. Pleasant and Carol Fairchild of Lewisville, Texas; daughters-in-law; Connie Glasgow of Danville and Mira Dingman of New London; thirteen grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons; David in infancy, Tom and Edwin; four sisters; Lucille Ross, Helen Brown, Dorothy Black, and Mary Schooley; and two brothers; Lawrence and Clark Baker.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday at Elliott Chapel, New London, with Chaplain Gordon Hawkins officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 - 11:00 at the chapel. Burial will follow the service at Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Iowa.
A memorial has been established for EveryStep Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
Martha was a customer of mine for a few years at Coberley Beauty Shop. Sorry for your loss.