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Martha Herald

Wilder - Martha T. Herald, 88 years old peacefully went home to be with the Lord on March 5th, 2018. Martha, a nearly lifetime resident of Newport and Wilder. She had just happily celebrated her birthday earlier this week with her family by her side. Born on February 28th, 1930 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to Hent and Belle Turner. Martha was one of 13 children.

At the young of 13, Martha left her home to work for a Christian Mission nearby and soon traveled to explore a new opportunity in the city of Newport. Martha married Fred J. Neace in 1943, and together they had three children. A daughter, Treva (Dan) Doepke, sons, John (Penny) Neace and Gary (Charlene) Neace. Later in life, Martha married Virnis Herald and they enjoyed 25 years together prior to his passing. She retired from a career in the banking industry in 1982. She was honored and respected by all that knew her.

Martha had a passion for Hand Quilting and spent many hours crafting warm quilts for those she loved and had donated many quilts in later years to her charities. She served her faith each day and her being a Mother and Grandmother were her life works. She holds a special place in her Family's hearts.

Martha is also survived by her sisters, Nancy Combs, and Georgia Deaton, along with 8 grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren as well as many friends and extended family.

Martha's wishes are to have any memorial gifts to be given to a Church or and to simply have a thought of her. A visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria on Thursday March 8th, 2018 from 10:00 am ~ 1:00 pm with Pastoral Service at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home 10759 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Mar. 6, 2018
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