Martha Sheeley

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Martha Mae Sheeley, 82, of Chaffee died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 11, 1921, at Chaffee, daughter of Luther Lee and Anna Johnson Arnold. She and Ray Surface were married Feb. 2, 1936. He died Oct. 28, 1959. She and John Sheeley were married May 22, 1965. He died March 9, 1966.

Sheeley retired as a machine operator at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy at Delta, and VFW Auxiliary 3127 in Chaffee.

Survivors include a son, Roy Surface of Chaffee; a daughter, Anna Brinker of St. Louis; a brother, Luther Arnold Jr. of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Bernadean Kerley and Elsie Freeman of Chaffee, Glendola Shell of Scott City, Beulah Simpher of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a brother, and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 6 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Dan Baggett officiating. Burial will be in Kenyon Cemetery near Delta.