Martha Jean Combes, 90, of Bethalto, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Bethalto Care Center, Bethalto, Ill.
She was born in Witt, Ill., on September 2, 1926, to Donald and Hazel, nee Hefley, Lindsay. Martha was the oldest of five children.
On June 29, 1957, Martha married Roy W. "Bill" Combes at Landsdowne Church of Christ in East St. Louis, Ill.
Martha worked at various credit unions, but most of her life at Swift Credit Union in Belleville, Ill., and was treasurer and eventually President of the Illinois Chapter. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Christian Old People's Home in St. Louis. She had been a Faithful member of First Christian Church of Bethalto. She retired in January 1992. In her late years she worked as a cook for Collinsville school district.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Lou Lindsay; and her brother Walter Lindsay.
Martha is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Patrick Heston of Moro, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie Combes of Bethalto; six grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Vicki Heston, Shannon and Sarah Heston, Lindsay Heston, Lori and Brad Hasquin, Scott and Shanna Combes, and Jenni and Josh Hunt; as well as 13 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caden, Carter, Ember, Brody, Hadley, Jocelyn, Avari, Ryleigh, Kinsley, Gibson, Madelyn, and Maddux. She is also survived by her sister Sherran, Mrs. Richard Battas of Fairview Heights; a brother, Donald Lindsay of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Lindsay, Mrs. Walter Lindsay of O'Fallon.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Association.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home, Bethalto, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Elias, Kallal, & Schaaf Funeral Home, Bethalto, Ill., with Pastor Pat Heston officiating.
Burial will be in Lake View Memory Gardens, in Fairview Heights, Ill.
ELIAS, KALLAL & SCHAAF FUNERAL HOME, Bethalto, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 14, 2016