|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1872|
|Death: ||May 2, 1929|
Mrs. J. M. Padgett
A cloud of sadness overspread this community last Thursday when the word went out that Mrs. J. M. Padgett had passed away at her home her in Greenleaf that forenoon. While Mrs. Padgett had not been in the best of health for several months, she was of an uncomplaining nature and her friends and even the immediate relatives did not realize the serious of her condition. She was taken seriously ill with a heart attack Wednesday evening and death came Thursday morning about ten-thirty.
Martha A. McGinnes was born near Chepstow in Washington county, Kansas, April 7, 1872, and died at her home in Greenleaf, Kansas, May 2, 1929, aged 57 years and 25 days. She spent most of her live in this county. Upon attaining young womanhood she engaged in teaching and taught the Graham school, north and east of Barnes.
On September 10, 1890, she was united in marriage to John Manson Padgett. This union was blessed with six children. One daughter, Ethel M., died in infancy. The surviving children are Earl C. of Kansas City, Mo.; Gladys Marie Neal of Greenleaf; Martha Beverly of Concordia; Sherman H. of Greenleaf, and Pearl Rafn of Houston, Texas. Besides these five children and the husband she also leaves six grandchildren, one brother and four sisters to lament their loss.
For about thirty-eight years Mrs. Padgett had been a member of the Christian church in which she was a faithful and useful worker. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary and a faithful worker in these organizations.
Mrs. Padgett was a model mother and homemaker. She possessed that rare characteristic of adjusting herself readily to changing times and conditions. She loved young people and was beloved by them. Her uncomplaining, cheerful disposition, coupled with a modest dignity so befitting to sacred motherhood, made her life a splendid inspiration to all with whom she came in contact. To know her was to love her and her passing is sincerely mourned not only by her immediate family, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all, but by the entire community in which she lived and cast a wonderful influence for good.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Ballou of Effingham and interment was made in Maplewood cemetery.
Published in the Greenleaf Sentinel on May 9, 1929.
William McGinnes (1836 - 1914)
Amanda Lord McGinnes (1841 - 1920)
John Manson Padgett (1869 - 1953)
Ethel Maud Padgett (1891 - 1892)*
Earl Calvin Padgett (1893 - 1946)*
Gladys Padgett Bitzer (1895 - 1989)*
Martha Maza Padgett Beverly (1897 - 1966)*
Sherman Harley Padgett (1901 - 1966)*
Pearl Mildred Padgett Rafn (1906 - 1999)*
Created by: Ruth Ann Roberts Coker
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
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