Martha Park
1937 - 2021
Milward Funeral Directors
391 Southland Dr.
Lexington, KY
Funeral service
Dec, 13 2021
Christ Church Cathedral
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Martha Park
February 3, 1937 - November 18, 2021
Lexington, Kentucky - Martha Park passed from this life on November 18, 2021. Born Martha Ann Greer on February 3, 1937, in Jenkins, Kentucky, she lived most of her early years in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was the valedictorian of her high school class. She went on to study English Literature at the University of Tennessee, where she met her husband, Foster Park, who passed away in 2014. They eventually settled in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Martha was involved in tutoring children with learning disabilities and numerous other volunteer projects. She also completed Master's Degrees in both Library Science and Speech Pathology, fields at which she worked for many years afterward. In addition, she taught German as an Instructor at the University of Arkansas.
The Parks moved to Lexington in 1991, where Martha went into private practice with Swigart Associates, Inc, as well as First Steps, where she helped numerous children with developmental disabilities. Retiring in 2007, she went on to devote her time to tutoring children with reading disabilities in the Lexington Public Schools as well as teaching English as a Second Language through the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. She remained active in these projects, as well as many with her church, Christ Church Cathedral, until pancreatic cancer forced her to remain bedridden earlier this year.
Martha made many friends throughout her life and was loved and respected for her kindness and intelligence by all who knew her. She was a loving wife to Foster as well as a loving and patient mother to her children, Amy and Doug. She was a Christian in the truest sense of the word, selflessly devoting her time and energy to helping others as well as contributing to many charitable causes. She lived her life with great zeal in all that she did and had a myriad of fascinations and interests which, along with all that's been previously mentioned, included a love for travel, history, and nature. She traveled widely, read voraciously on a multitude of subjects, wrote poetry of her own, and was an avid hiker and cat-lover. Finally, she took college courses on a variety of subjects such as Psychology and Geology purely out of interest.
Along with Amy and Doug, both of Lexington, Martha is survived by her brother, Ben Greer, and his family, of Atlanta, Georgia, cousins Marsha, Susie, and Brenda, and much of Foster's family, with whom she remained close.
The family expresses immense appreciation to Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Navigators, who provided excellent and compassionate care to Martha during her final months.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, December 13, at 1 PM, with a Reception from 3 to 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Cathedral.

Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Nov. 28, 2021.
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We are so sorry for your loss. While we didn´t know Martha well, it was clear she was generous, kind, soft spoken and interested in what you were saying. We will always remember her with great fondness and we look forward to seeing you and hearing and sharing stories about your mom.
Holly and Albert Park
November 28, 2021
I think about you constantly, Mom, and I would give anything to be able to speak with you one last time. You were the greatest mother anyone could ever ask for, and no matter how much I miss you, it comforts me to at least know you are at peace now and have escaped the misery that pancreatic cancer brought to your life. God bless you and keep you, Mom!
Doug Park
November 26, 2021
Mom, I grieve for you, while at the same time I'm grateful you have been released from your suffering and pain. You will always live on inside Doug and me, and will continue to be an inspiration. Mom was always the epitome of class, dignity, and grace, as well as politeness. She would want to thank her friends from Christ Church Cathedral and elsewhere who visited faithfully and brought her love and peace when she needed it most. She would also thank Hospice of the Bluegrass for their kindness and professionalism during some of the hardest days of their patients and their families' lives. Mom will live on in our spirit and hearts, and we hope that she has been reunited with our Dad as she fervently wished for. I'll always hold you close to my heart, Mom.
Amy Park
November 24, 2021
Dear Doug and Amy, We are so very sorry about the loss of your mother. I´m simply brokenhearted for you both you are made in our families prayers and we hope that you find peace and you can´t have it this far away may the word bless and keep you always
Sherri Bennett
November 24, 2021
I love you so much, Mom!!
Doug Park
November 23, 2021
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