Martha E. Staggs

Martha E. Staggs, 99, of Kingman passed away at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at The Waters of Covington.

She was born Oct. 8, 1919, at Stringtown, the daughter of the late Ben and Mary (Snoddy) Merryman.

Martha married Ray H. Staggs on Feb. 19, 1950, at Cates. He preceded her in death March 2, 2015.

Survivors include: son James Ray (Becky) Staggs of rural Kingman; brother Harold Leon (Peggy) Merryman of Veedersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Rudolph Merryman.

Martha was a member of the Kingman American Legion Auxiliary Unit 384 and the Covington V.F.W. Auxiliary #2395. She was a 1937 graduate of Kingman High School. Martha formerly did volunteer work at the V.A. Hospital in Danville, Illinois. She enjoyed going to flea markets and crocheting.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at DeVerter Funeral Home, Cayuga. Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Kingman American Legion Auxiliary Unit 384, 251 W. State St., Kingman, IN 47952.

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