Martha Jane (McFadden) Sees

Martha Jane (McFadden) Sees


Martha Jane Sees, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday evening (February 19, 2017) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.
The daughter of James McFadden and Francis Elizabeth (Berry) McFadden, Martha was born March 11, 1926, in Ellington, Missouri. On February 22, 1946, in Troy, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Dale Junior Sees.
Martha is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Janice and Gary Hartman of Kirksville, MO, granddaughter-in-law Emily Taylor, great-grandchildren Evan Taylor, Gavin Taylor, and Ryan Taylor, three step-grandchildren, Allen Hartman and wife Julie of Gilbert AZ, Carolyn Elgin and Sharon Hartman of Kirksville, and four step-great grandchildren, Bradley, Shelby, and Jordan Hartman and Jessica Lesko, and one great-great granddaughter, Nova Hartman; and special nieces and nephews Judy (Dean) Hiles of Riverdale, IA and Larry (Susie) Sees of LaPlata, MO.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, half-brother Ed McFadden, husband Dale Junior Sees, and her beloved grandson Gregg Taylor.
Martha was a graduate of the Kirksville High School with the Class of 1944. After graduating she was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until her retirement. Once retired, she was able to indulge in her hobbies particularly quilting and crafting and became well known in the Northeast Missouri area for her crafts and tole painting and she participated in the Red Barn Arts and Crafts show for several years. She is best known for her lovely hand painted wood Christmas ornaments and her perpetual calendars. She received requests for her calendars from all over the United States.
Martha was a member of Telephone Pioneers, served as President of Missouri Tolers, and was a member of The Daughters of American Colonists.
Martha was a friendly and out-going person that never met a stranger and loved to meet new people and get to know them. Her family, especially her great-grandchildren brought her special joy.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home from 1 2 p.m. with services following at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Parkview Memorial Gardens, Kirksville, Mo.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri or the Taylor Boys Educational Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to the Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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