Martha Ann Kendrick, 95, of Monroe City, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Monroe City Manor in Monroe City.

Martha Ann Kendrick, 95, of Monroe City, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Monroe City Manor in Monroe City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City, with burial to follow in the Holy Rosary Cemetery. Fr. Michael Penn will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Yager-Kendrick Funeral Home in Monroe City. A rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. There will be a parish scripture service at 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Martha was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Chillicothe, Mo., the daughter of Joseph Charles and Frances Catherine (Lechner) Spalding.

Martha was a 1939 graduate of Holy Rosary High School. Martha then attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill.

On June 7, 1948, Martha married Eugene Southern Kendrick in Monroe City; he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1971.

Martha is survived by daughter, Judy Knepp and husband Stan of Naples, Fla.; son, Steve Kendrick and wife Brenda of Hannibal; daughter, Alice Hernandez and husband Shawn of Jefferson City; son, Terry Kendrick and wife Dee of Hannibal; a son-in-law, Bill Hays and wife Barb of Lake Ozark; grandsons, Jerry Hays, Chris Hays, Ben Hays, Rob Hays, Bryant McNally, Stephen McNally, Todd Kendrick, Colin Kendrick; granddaughters, Heather Hays, Shannon Wilson, Amy Stevens, Andrea Kendrick, Haley Kendrick, Melanie McNally, Ashlee Hernandez, and Tara Miller; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Martha Spalding; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband Eugene, Martha was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Catherine Ann Hays; and her siblings, Charles “Red” Spalding, Mary Buckman, Larry Spalding, Rita Tuggle, Bernard Spalding, Bertha Williams and Loretta Foster.

Martha was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, The Daughters of Isabella and the Altar Society. Martha was very active at the Monroe City Nutrition Center, and served as the Holy Rosary School Librarian for many years. She worked many years as a teller at the Monroe City Bank.

Martha loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She really enjoyed traveling and working in her yard and working with her flowers.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Holy Rosary School or the Monroe City Nutrition Center, in care of Yager-Kendrick Funeral Home, 545 Stoddard St., Monroe City, Mo. 63456.

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