Martha Askey

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Martha J. Askey

SEDALIA - Martha Jane Askey, 91, of Sedalia, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her home.

She was born September 28, 1922, in Beaman, a daughter of the late Johnie and Beatrice (Bullard) Beaman. On September 16, 1960, in Sedalia, she married J.W. Askey, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1996.

Martha was a graduate of LaMonte High School. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 32 years. She was a member of AT&T Telephone Pioneers and Communication Workers of America (CWA). She was a past volunteer for RSVP.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol Goodwin-Monsees, and her husband, Philip, of Smithton, Melissa Marksberry, of Ionia, and Sharon Yonce, of Sedalia; a sister, Jo Downum, of Raytown; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenard Askey; a grandson, Rick Yonce; a granddaughter, Sherry Nieman; three sisters; two brothers; and a son-in-law, Bill Goodwin.

Visitation will be 9:30 am-10:30 am, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 11 am, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Jay Askey, Gary Marksberry, Cody Brown, Jacob Peck, Chad Peck, Roger Cordes and Philip Monsees.

Memorials are suggested to The Dream Factory or a charity of donor's choice in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

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McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
519 South Ohio Avenue Sedalia, MO 65301
(660) 826-8000
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Published in from May 4 to May 5, 2014
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