COLUMBIA - Martha Monteith Lever, widow of A. Frank Lever, Jr., died July 12, 2014, at Still Hopes where she had lived for many years. She was born in Columbia on February 4, 1922, the daughter of Colin Smith Monteith, Sr. and Mary Joe Thomas Monteith. She was a graduate of Columbia High School and attended the University of South Carolina.
She spent the majority of her married life in Lexington, SC where her husband practiced law and later became a Family Court Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit. She was active in the community, church, and social affairs. She served two terms on the Lexington Planning Commission. She was a devoted member of the Lexington United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities, including 23 years as choir director, president of United Methodist Women, and the first female elected to the Board of Stewards. She was a charter member of the Eleanor Laurens Pinckney Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, serving twice as Regent and for many years as Registrar.
She moved to the SC Episcopal Retirement Home at Still Hopes in 2000 and spent many happy years there in volunteer positions and other activities.
She is survived by her three children, Ann Butler Lever of St. Louis, MO, A. Frank Lever III (Ellen) of North Charleston, SC, and George Edward Lever of Swansea, SC; three grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception. The disposition of the ashes will be private at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, Residence Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 2959, West Columbia, SC, 29171 or Citadel Foundation in honor of A. Frank Lever, Jr., 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC, 29409.