Martha Lashbrook

Martha Ruth Lashbrook, 72, of Rushville died at 7:50 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Schuyler County, a daughter of Ben H. and Goldie Evans Young. She married Erle Wayne Lashbrook on Feb. 24, 1946, in Rushville. He died Sept. 1, 1962.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson; two brothers, Bennie Jr. and David Young; three sisters, Mary Ellen Zeisler, Anna Belle Young and Louise Zeisler.

Surviving are three sons, Lewis of Table Grove, Phillip of Springfield and Michael of Rushville; five daughters, Betty (and Willard) Richey of Vermont, Ruby (and David) Bryant of Rushville, Kay Bowman of Springfield, Sheila Lashbrook of Rushville and Becky Lewis of Rushville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Young of Ripley; and two sisters, Lois Gossage of Rushville and Frances Faxon of Palmyra, Mo.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4, the First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville and the National Audubon Society.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/19/2000

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