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Martha Ross

Martha Willodean

(Robertson) Ross

Martha Willodean Robertson/ Ross, 85, of Medford, Ore., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2009. Martha was born Jan. 27, 1924, to Mose and Lola Heffley. She was the eldest of 12 children.

Fifteen years of her life was devoted to Nursing Home Ministries, Inc., Florence, Ore. She loved to sew, crochet, cook. Martha served in a variety of church ministries including, Calavary Baptist Church, Dinuba, Calif., Talent First Baptist Church, Talent, Ore., Harvest Baptist Temple, Medford, Ore. and Community Baptist Church, Florence, Ore. She is survived by her son, Richard E. Robertson; daughter-in-law, Peggy; daughter, Sandra E. Waide; step-daughters, Karen, Marsha and Brenda; step-son, Kenneth; five sisters, Ruth, Pencie, Bettye, Virginia and Pat; four brothers, E.J., Wayne, Rick and Bill; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Mose Heffley, 1986; mother, Lola Heffley, 1987; first husband, Joe D. Robertson, 1993; second husband, Dale Ross, 2008; son, Joe G. Robertson, 1996; sister, Maxine Drake; brothers, Roy Heffley, and baby brother at birth. A memorial will be held December 12th at First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Terry of Florence, Ore., officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Nursing Home Ministries, PO Box 22246, Portland, OR 97269; Central Missionary Clearing House, c/o Michael Peper, PO Box 219228 Houston, TX 77218; and Community Baptist Church, PO Box 1144, Florence, OR 97439.

Arrangements by Conger-Morris, Medford.