|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1934|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2009|
Rekus Funeral Home Web Site, March 2009
Martha J. Atwell, age 74, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Eldon, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Evergreen Nursing Center. She was born in St. Louis on November 28, 1934, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary (Davis) Hasty.
In November 1952, she was married to Bill Atwell who preceded her in death in 1987.
Martha J. Atwell may best be described as one who made a decision to receive the Love of Christ, and then pass it along to others. She understood the difference between simply "doing" for others and "living" for the sake of others; giving her time, energy and resources. Martha considered her family to be among the greatest gifts she would receive in this life. This mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend leaves behind a legacy of prayer, giving, commitment, kindness, integrity and gentleness. Her investment reaps generational dividends. We are reminded that loving well, matters.
Martha was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Eldon.
Those who survive her include: six children, Mark Atwell of Olathe, Kansas, Terry Atwell and wife Dawn of Spring Hill, Kansas, Steve Atwell and wife Kathy of Cleveland, Rebecca Phillips of Spring Hill, Kansas, Margaret Tyler and husband Don of Lenexa, Kansas and Joel Atwell and wife Linda of Spring Hill, Kansas; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Bryan and husband Charles of St. Charles and Ruth Ann Fry and husband Richard of Eldon; one niece and three nephews.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with services immediately following at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at Church of the Nazarene in Eldon. Rev. Jerry Frye will officiate. Interment will be held in Eldon City Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Nazarene World Mission.
Billy Joel Atwell (1933 - 1987)
Created by: Nancy Arnold Thompson
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
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