Originally from Jackson, Martha was adopted and raised as an only child in a close-knit German community. Today, she is the mother of 10 children, and grandmother to 24! She treasures those relationships, as well her close bond with her brother Bob. She loves to travel, and lived part of her life in England. If she could be anywhere other than Southeast Missouri, right this minute, she’d be back in her little English cottage down the street from her favorite pub!
When she’s not working, Martha loves to crochet, quilt, and cuddle her grandchildren. She also loves spending time with her Shetland sheepdogs. She supports Safe Families of Southeast Missouri because of their mission to keep families together through fostering, financial assistance and other aid. This cause is near to her heart.
So, what’s on Martha’s bucket list? Geocaching. So far, she has geocached in 38 states and Washington DC. She hopes to find at least one geocache in each of the remaining 12 states!
Best described as: Flexible, Persistent, Honest
Pet Peeve: Lies. Enough said.
Personal Motto: Be kind.
Secret talent: Can make a gumbo that’ll bring the bears up outta the bayou!
What 10-year old Martha wanted to be when he grew up: Walter Cronkite