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Martha Ann Allison Marshall passed away quietly in her sleep, early in the morning on August 14, 2015. She was on this earth for over 97 years. During those years, she experienced The Great Depression, World War II, The Korean Conflict, first human on the moon, births of her three children, births of her two grandchildren, and the births of her three great grandchildren. And so much more!
Martha and her husband, E H (Ox) Marshall, moved their growing family to Independence in the early 1950's and this was where they decided to stay. E H worked at the local newspaper until his retirement. Martha, a trained legal Secretary, worked for several local businesses and finished her professional career as an administrator in the City Manager's office.
Both were very active in local activities, such as Brownies and Girl Scouts where Martha served as an occasional troop leader. She was as also active in TRIAD and the local chapter of PEO. Martha and E H were fortunate to be able to enjoy some years when they could travel to favorite destinations throughout the world
as well as many happy family trips.
Martha adored her family and loved to have them visit as often as possible. And she was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing until just a few years go. We are so grateful to her many friends who dropped by the house to take her to and from the latest game! And to her friends who stopped by just to check on her and maybe share a cup of coffee (her favorite beverage.....except perhaps for one of her husband's "special" Bloody Mary's, as only he could make them).
Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years. E.H. Marshall, her son, Michael, her granddaughter, Robyn, her sister, Emma Lou of Phoenix. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Golay of Kansas City and Jody Arseneault of North Berwick, Maine, her granddaughter Allison Riddle of Joplin, grandson Seth of Kansas City, and three great grandchildren, Lauren and Olivia Riddle of Joplin, and Michaela West, also of Joplin. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.webbrodrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb & Rodrick Chapel & Crematory
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