Martha was a godly woman who loved her family and tried to mother her living siblings. Her hair was always perfect and now her spirit is in heaven with her Lord. At the age of 12, Martha trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She spoke of heaven often and was looking forward to reuniting with her loved ones. With a butterfly in her hair she entered heaven on Dec. 23, 2017, and was greeted with the words, “Well done though good and faithful servant.”

Martha was a godly woman who loved her family and tried to mother her living siblings. Her hair was always perfect and now her spirit is in heaven with her Lord. At the age of 12, Martha trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She spoke of heaven often and was looking forward to reuniting with her loved ones. With a butterfly in her hair she entered heaven on Dec. 23, 2017, and was greeted with the words, “Well done though good and faithful servant.”

Martha (Marty) was born the second of eleven children to William and Lillian Snodgrass on March 2, 1923, at home near Palmyra. Upon graduating from Palmyra High School, she graduated from cosmetology school. She and her sister, Irene (Durst), were inseparable while living in Quincy, Ill., prior to their marriages.

Martha married Warren Swanson in 1946 and continued hair styling throughout her life. Even Luther Manor benefitted as she helped in the salon until health at 93 did not allow her to continue. She and her husband Warren pastored in Champaign, Ill., Bloomington, Ind., Lewisville, Texas and Allen Park, Mich. Upon retirement, they made their home in Hannibal.

She was proceeded in death by husband, Warren; her special friend, Pat; parents, William and Lillian; and siblings, Louie, Henry, Mike, Bill, Smokey, John Snodgrass and sister, Annie.

Martha leaves behind three daughters, Patricia (David) Johnson of Oklahoma City, Chris (Randy) Wright of Tennessee, Carol (Michael) Berry of Fla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her three living siblings, her beloved sister, Irene (Paul) Durst of La Grange, Pat Snodgrass and Wayne (Mary) Snodgrass of Palmyra.

Special gratitude is given to her brother Pat Snodgrass and Jo, for daily visits and care, Debbie for love shown, niece Ruth Bowman for bringing sister (Irene) to see her and the staff at Luther Manor in Hannibal, for their incessant care.

A private “celebration of life” was conducted by the family. Cards and remembrances may be sent to Patricia Johnson, 8848 N. W. 120th Oklahoma City, Okla. 73162. The family is being served by the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.