Martha Jane (Cross) Ogle

Martha Jane (Cross) Ogle


Martha Jane (Cross) Ogle, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Birch Point Nursing Home in Springfield, Missouri.

On December 13, 1933 in Macon, Missouri, Martha was born the daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Ruth Katherine (Whitfield) Cross. On July 23, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Martha was united in marriage to Marvin Paul Ogle who preceded her in death on November 29, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Kay Cross.

Martha is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Myra Ogle of Franklin, IN, and Mark and Krista Ogle of Republic, MO; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Ogle, Ericka Ogle, Emily (Ogle) Miesner, Erin Ogle, Monica Stidd, Kristine Brown and Kyle Sweet; as well as eight great-grandchildren, Spencer Graner, Cyrus, Zander, Blade, Kelvin, and Kirsten Brown, Lilly Sweet, and Reagan Miesner.

Martha resided most of her life in Kirksville, Missouri. She worked a number of years in the nursery at KOH Hospital.

Martha enjoyed gardening, picking strawberries and black berries. She was a member of the Kountry Kousins Square Dance Club and enjoyed square dancing. Martha loved cats and dogs and most of all she loved time spent with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Martha was a member of Hamilton Street Baptist Church of Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Ralph Wheeler officiating. Family will receive friends before the service from noon to service time in the chapel. Interment will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Miesner, Spencer Graner, Timothy Wolfe, Elizabeth Ogle, Emily Miesner, and Erin Ogle. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Stidd and Kolin Brown.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Martha may be made to Phoenix Hospice of Springfield, MO and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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