Martha Naomi Lundhigh, 92, was born in Corning, Iowa on October 28th, 1924 to William and Mary Schafroth and grew up on a farm, the youngest of five. She lived a long and joyful life and passed away on October 5, 2017. When Martha wasn’t taking someone on a tour of her beautiful garden or making a homemade pie, she was spending time with her beloved husband of 70 years, Dale Lundhigh. Martha honestly was the best mother to daughters, Marci Lundhigh and Jan O’Dell. She continued sharing her love of family as her small but mighty family grew, including her only 3 grandchildren, Megan Hickman, Derek O’Dell, and Jamie O’Dell and the littlest loves of her life, her great-grandsons, Ellison and Calvin. As the family grew, Martha welcomed new additions with an open heart; Dennis O’Dell, Chad Hickman, Jennifer Kastens, and Leina Rogers all became her family. Perhaps Martha’s longevity could be contributed to her selfless service to her family, but also her active membership at Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church and PEO. The one thing her loved ones will always remember is that she truly made her house a home. In addition to her immediate family, Martha leaves behind one sister, Miriam Lee, and many nieces and nephews. A service will be held on October 18th at 4 p.m. at Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, MO.
October 18, 2017
Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church
7406 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO