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Martha Courtney

Martha Sarah Courtney, 75, of Moberly passed away surrounded by family on April 13, 2020 at her home in Moberly, MO. Martha was born on February 22, 1945 in Moberly, MO to Chester Burgin and Lena Kirkendoll Burgin. She graduated from Moberly Senior High School. Martha worked as a cashier and was a familiar face at Briggs & Daily IGA in Moberly for more than 24 years. She was a member of Gospel Tabernacle. Martha married Bob Courtney on February 18, 1978 in Moberly, MO. Her family will always remember her as kind hearted and loving. She will be greatly missed. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Lena Burgin and two brothers, George and Clinton (Bud) Burgin. Survivors include her husband, Bob Courtney of Moberly, MO; children, Barry Courtney and wife Heather of Huntsville, AL and Sarah Courtney Pagán and husband Alex of The Colony, TX; grandchildren, Bobby Courtney of Moberly, MO, Bryan Courtney of Columbia MO, Hannah Courtney of Huntsville, AL, Redi Pagán of The Colony, TX and Lincoln Pagán of The Colony TX; brothers, Robert Hess and wife Naomi of McAlester, OK and John Burgin and wife Sheila of Broken Arrow, OK; extended family and close friends. A memorial service celebrating Martha's life will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle, 1399 US 24, Moberly, MO 65270.

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Bob & family,I have many fond memories of Martha. We were classmates & she always had a softness to her & a genuine smile to share. May God bless each of you. Jeanie Foster Davis

Jeanie Foster Davis Apr 17 2020 11:34 AM

I did not know Martha, but I do remember her working as a cashier. She seemed like a very gentle spirit and I enjoyed having her check out my grocery cart. It says something when someone you don't know leaves that kind of impression on you. God bless those who are left behind and may you truly know God's Peace.

Matthew S. Luth Apr 16 2020 10:22 PM

So thankful for my Aunt Martha. She helped me understand it's the little things that make life wonderful. Running around in the country - Joy! Going for a walk and bringing back chips and dip for five (Always hungry) nieces and nephews - Joy! Helping me understand it's not wrong to enjoy your food - Double joy! She taught me to crochet and gave me a desire for sewing, gardening and just being outside in general. She was loved!

Rebecca (Hess) Bissette Apr 15 2020 4:06 PM