Lebanon Reporter


August 31, 2012

Martha L. Hester McKenzie

Martha L. Hester McKenzie of Brazil passed away Wednesday, August 29, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, after a lengthy illness.

Martha was the fifth daughter born to Santy and Rose Evans Hester on June 12, 1938 in Russellville. She was a graduate of Russellville High School with the Class of 1956. She was married to Larry McKenzie December 8, 1972. To this union was born a son, Phillip, of Staunton, and a daughter, Michelle (Gregg) Chandler of Spencer. She was divorced on December 23, 1983.

Martha was a member of Staunton First Christian Church where she was a most devout and faithful member until her health caused her participation to decline. She was also a member of the Sunshine Club of Brazil, and was a member of Eastern Star for many years.

She was a caregiver for several people, and worked many years at Lau Industries in Lebanon.

Martha is also survived by grandchildren Robert McKenzie of Lebanon; Garret McKenzie and Wyatt McKenzie of Staunton; and Toby Chandler and Malishia Chandler of Spencer; two sisters, Eleanor McGaughey of Russellville and Sharon (Dale) Luper of Lebanon; one brother James A. (Marilyn) Hester of Zionsville, and 25 devoted nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lenna (Glenn) Jones and Eileen (James) Snoddy.

Funeral services will be held at the Staunton First Christian Church on Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m. with calling prior to services from 12:00 until 2:00. Following cremation, her ashes will be buried at the Russellville Cemetery, alongside her parents.

In lieu of flowers she desired you donate to Staunton Christian Church, 108 W. Columbus, Staunton, IN 47881, in her memory.


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