Martha Hudson Goodrich of Jensen Beach, Florida, previously of Jackson Knolls, was named Home by the Lord on Aug. 16, 2021.
She experienced celebrated her 100th birthday on July 6.
Born in Chester, West Virginia, Martha was a daughter of the late Nellie and Charles Mansfield. She was the fourth youngster and the past surviving of six small children: Virginia Adell, William Lloyd, Ada Louise, Lela Maxine and Charles Jr.
Martha graduated from West Liberty University with a diploma in education and taught elementary faculty. She afterwards substituted in all grade amounts.
Identified as a pretty warm, offering and caring woman, Martha was usually hosting significant household gatherings and accomplishing for some others.
She started the Senior Citizens Corporation in Mt. Jackson, organizing, planning meal, as effectively as the things to do for the attendees of the month to month conferences.
Martha and her partner were being really active in their church, and both of those taught Sunday university for a long time.
She was also a Brownie chief, then became a Lady Scout leader, taking the ladies tenting and on many excursions. 1 of the most valuable reminiscences was getting a busload of Girl Scouts to tour Washington, D.C., and on to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Martha was so energized to get to really shake palms with former President Eisenhower.
She liked to journey, and was generally up for a excursion likely wherever. Martha was ready to see a great deal of Europe and Asia, as well as the U.S. She also traveled to Panama to see exactly where her initially partner was stationed in Globe War II. Her most-cherished vacation, by much, was the time that she visited the Holy Land.
Everyday devotions ended up an critical section of Martha’s lifetime, as properly as preserving up with national news.
Martha was predeceased by two loving husbands, L. Ivan Hudson and Stanley R. Goodrich.
Still left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Rochelle James and Francine Hudson son-in-legislation, Jerry Keenan granddaughter, Jenny Sharrar (David) grandson, Mason James and good-granddaughters Willa and Beatrix Sharrar. She experienced quite a few prolonged family customers, including nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and terrific-nephews.
Martha was effectively liked by so a lot of superior close friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, with a assistance at 11 a.m. at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral House, Bessemer. Interment will be at Mill Creek Cemetery, Hookstown, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be produced to Nettles Island Church, 2160 Nettles Blvd., Jensen Seashore, FL 34957 or the Metropolis Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 965, New Castle PA 16103-0965.
Released on August 26, 2021