Martha Hanawalt Obituary
 
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Martha Hanawalt

October 14, 1918 - May 15, 2011
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Martha Genevieve Hanawalt, age 92, died Sunday May 15th, 2011 in Port St Lucie, FL. She had been a resident at the Life Care Center of Port St Lucie for the past six years and was there when she passed away. Martha was born on October 14th, 1918 in Murdock, IL to Lee and Mildred Harshbarger. She had two sisters, Zeta and Elizabeth. She was married to Wayne Lester Hanawalt who preceded her in death in 1971. Martha and Wayne had two sons, Scott Douglas Hanawalt and Stephen Earl Hanawalt. Stephen was lost in a car accident at age 13. She was a graduate of Villa Grove High School in Villa Grove, IL and attended secretarial school at the...
Martha Genevieve Hanawalt, age 92, died Sunday May 15th, 2011 in Port St Lucie, FL. She had been a resident at the Life Care Center of Port St Lucie for the past six years and was there when she passed away. Martha was born on October 14th, 1918 in Murdock, IL to Lee and Mildred Harshbarger. She had two sisters, Zeta and Elizabeth. She was married to Wayne Lester Hanawalt who preceded her in death in 1971. Martha and Wayne had two sons, Scott Douglas Hanawalt and Stephen Earl Hanawalt. Stephen was lost in a car accident at age 13. She was a graduate of Villa Grove High School in Villa Grove, IL and attended secretarial school at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Most of her adult life was spent in Chicago's south suburbs, most recently in Tinley Park, IL. She worked as an executive secretary to the president of Andrew Corporation in Orland Park, IL for over 20 years. A devout Christian she was one of four women known as "the founding mothers" of Grace Emmanuel Church in Port St Lucie. She is survived by her son Scott. Martha was known as a strong woman who shouldered her share of grief in life with an accepting and glad heart. She will be interred in Chapel Hill Gardens in Oak Lawn, IL. The service will be held Monday, June 13th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a gift should make it to Grace Emmanuel Church, 707 Kitterman Road, Port St Lucie, FL 34952, tel 772-337-2644.
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