Martha L. Stewart
Martha L. Stewart, age 91, of Springfield passed from this life to a new life in Heaven with her Lord Jesus at 12:00 pm, Saturday, August 4, 2018. Martha was born on June 25, 1927 in Urbana, Illinois to Nobel and Lula Mesnard. She married Oliver Stewart on June 13, 1948 at West Side Christian Church by Ernest “Preacher” Laughlin.
Martha and Oliver enjoyed 70 years of a blessed and joyous marriage that was centered on their church, their family and service to others. “Mama Martha” was a church Youth sponsor, storyteller to young children, Dorm Mom at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, and was “Mama Martha” to dozens of young adults as a Fellowship House sponsor. She was much loved by many and had an “all welcome” lunch Open House – featuring homemade soup and the best cookies anywhere for many years.
Martha is survived by her husband Oliver “Ollie”; children Dan (Deb) Stewart, Steve (Ann) Stewart, Marsha (Howard) Plumier and Becky (Kevin) Crawford. Ollie and Martha enjoyed their 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren very much and have been very proud of them as well.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at West Side Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 9:30 am, Monday August 13, 2018 at West Side Christian Church with Pastor Cindy Lash and Lynn Laughlin officiating. Burial will follow at Brittin Cemetery in Cantrall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, 1674 Lick Creek Lane, Chatham, IL 62629.