Martha believes in cancer research and the benefits of clinical trials.
She is grateful to God for being here today and is eternally grateful to be here doing what she loves. Martha is looking forward to traveling again, remembering trips to Cuba, Poland, Austria, and Japan (as a Hot Springs delegate).
Martha loves to cook and entertain, however, the cooking has curtailed since Wilbur’s death in 2015.
She believes in making a difference in people’s lives and likes to do things that are enjoyable to her; reading, knitting and golfing.
She is here for a purpose, to help other people and to make a difference in their lives, especially the lives of children.
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Honoring Shirley’s memory
Shirley liked the Hawaiian saying, “Live in the Aloha Spirit” which means to live in such a way that you embody genuine warmth, affection, and compassion in your relationships and interactions with others. This helped Shirley deal with the loss of her mother (who died of breast cancer at the age of 55), the loss of her precious husband and son and her granddaughter, Kelsey’s diagnosis of ovarian and thyroid cancer.
If you knew Shirley, she didn’t have time to be sick and didn’t dwell on her many medical conditions that included breast cancer. If there was something that needed to be done, she was there. She stayed active in PEO, The Village Walk for Cancer Research, Hospice, First Step Teach, golf, many bridge groups and Christ Lutheran Church Befrienders Group. Shirley proudly served on the board of First Electric until she wasn’t able to make the long drive to Jacksonville. Shirley was active with the Village Walk and was recognized for all of her involvement with the Village Walk and as a cancer survivor in 2007.
Shirley died on June 2, 2018 leaving her legacy for all to cherish.
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