SCHERVISH, MARTHA, 92, of Louisville, KY, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Treyton Oak Towers Senior Living Center.
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Martha was born July 19, 1920 in Lincoln, NE, to Alexander and Anice Zakem. She married Philip H. Schervish (deceased) on September 4, 1944 in Detroit, MI.
Martha was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Although born in Nebraska, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit, MI, and Phoenix, AZ, before moving to Louisville, KY, in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; six sisters; and one brother.
Although widowed young in life, Martha raised three children on her own while self-employed. She is also a ten year breast cancer survivor.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Philip H. (Peg) Schervish of Louisville, KY; daughter, Marianne (John) Kiefer of Defiance, OH, and son, Michael J. (Lynette) Schervish of Port Orange, FL; grandsons, Edward J. (Gina) Kiefer and Philip M. Schervish; granddaughters, Anice (Reece) Chenault, Katherine L. Schervish, Rachael A. Kiefer, and Natalie P. Schervish; and great-grandsons, Eddie, Sam and Henry Kiefer.
Viewing will be Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. William Church. The Catholic Mass for the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. April 27, 2013 at St. William Church, 1226 West Oak Street, Louisville, KY. It is recommended by Metro Police that those attending her services access Broadway to reach the Church. A Forty Day Memorial Mass will be held in Detroit, MI, followed by interment at Mount Olivette Cemetery in Detroit, MI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Employee Christmas Fund at Treyton Oak Towers, 211 West Oak Street, Louisville, KY, 40203; or to St. Vincent DePaul-St. William Chapter, 1226 W. Oak Street, Louisville, KY, 40210.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 25, 2013