Martha Warren


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April 7th, 1928 - April 11th, 2019

From: Alton, MO
Visitation: 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday
April 13, 2019
Clary Funeral Home
Alton, MO
Funeral: 2:00 pm Sunday
April 14, 2019
Macedonia Baptist Church
Alton, MO
Burial: Bailey Cemetery
Alton, MO

Martha Julia “Granny” Warren, 91, of Alton, Missouri was born on April 7, 1928 in Couch, Missouri. She departed this life peacefully on April 11, 2019 at NHC, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born, one of ten children, to Joel Farris Ford and Winnie (Hodak) Ford. She was married to Major Nelson Warren on February 28, 1943 while she was only fourteen years old. After marriage they both resided in Alton, Missouri. Upon this marriage five strong-willed, independent boys were born. While her husband Major was in World War II (German- Belgium- france), Granny had to learn to be independent and take care of things herself. Granny had to take care of the farm and support her family. Her children’s needs were always put before her own. She enjoyed mowing her yard, gardening, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was saved and served the Lord at a very young age. She was a member of the Whitten Church prior to becoming a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. She worked thirty-one and a half years at the Alton R-IV School as a cook until her retirement.

Martha is survived by five sons; Leo Warren (Maxine) of Thayer, Missouri, Don Warren of Allons, Tennessee, Cleve Warren (Denna) of West Plains, Missouri, Clifford Warren (Laura) of Alton, Missouri and Dennis Warren (Ruth) of West Plains, Missouri. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Todd, Jeff (Kim), Melanie (Bill), Angela (Brad), Andrea (Matthew), Rusty, Rod (Casey), Derrick, Jeremy (Amanda); 17 greatgrandchildren; two sisters Delora Vest and Olive Bales; one brother David Ford; along with many nieces and nephews, which she loved dearly.

Granny is preceded in death by her parents Joel Farris and Winnie, husband who preceded her in death on May 31, 1978; two sisters, Anna Barton and Francis Ford; four brothers, Lawrence (L.A.) Ford, Christopher Ford, Jessie Ford, and Daniel Ford; her father and mother in law, Otto and Ada Warren.
Pallbearers are Todd Warren, Jeff Warren, Rusty Warren, Rodney Warren, Derrick Warren, and Jeremy Warren. Honorary Pallbears are Bill Sult, Brad Johnson, Matthew Bowers, Hunter Warren, Jacob Bowers, Ryan Johnson, and Kaden Warren

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri with Brother Joby Steele and Brother Bryce King officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton, Missouri. Burial will take place in the Bailey Cemetery in Alton, Missouri. Services are under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, Missouri.




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Condolences Received:

Brenda & Jerry Cozbey
12 Apr 2019, 03:52
Brylee and Hunter. We were sorry to hear about Miss Martha. May God bless both of you during your time of sorrow and remember we are here if you need us.
Darrell Strain
12 Apr 2019, 04:13
My sympathy to the family. Martha loved to tease me. Most every morning, when she worked in the school lunch room I would ask her if she had learned how to make a good cup of coffee. We shared a lot of laughs about the coffee.
Donna Shipman Alford
12 Apr 2019, 04:35
So sorry to hear about Martha. I have lots of wonderful memories with her. May God bless you-all. Donna
Melva Rodabaugh
12 Apr 2019, 06:21
So sorry to hear of Martha passing !But know there is a wonderful reunion going on right now ! My prayers are with all of her family an friends!
Randy and Cheryl Judd
12 Apr 2019, 09:10
So sorry for your loss she was such a sweet lady always with a smile on her face at school! I always loved when she dressed up for Halloween at school she was always fun to be around! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!!
Peggy Gray
12 Apr 2019, 11:41
My thoughts and sympathy to the family. It's always sad to loose someone that brought joy and smiles to everyone she met. She always had a new joke to tell me each time she came through my line at the store.
Roger and Eleanor Williams
12 Apr 2019, 13:01
The Warren family has our thoughts and prayers during this time of Martha going to her heavenly home. She made some of the best cobblers ever created.
Patti Forester Gwaltney
12 Apr 2019, 13:48
Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Jimmie Reed
12 Apr 2019, 15:50
You are at peace and have lived a long blessed life. I will always have a special place in my heart for you. I remember growing up and visiting you with Great Uncle John Ford. I send my condolences to the Warren Family. God Bless Love Always Jimmie
Ron and Ann Cowens
12 Apr 2019, 19:00
May God bless each and everyone of you during this difficult time.Our love and prayers are with you.
Wendell & Rebecca Williams
12 Apr 2019, 19:34
Condolences to the Warren family in the loss of Martha! We enjoyed working with Martha at school. There was never a dull moment around her. I would go to the lunchroom to help supervise the elementary and Martha would always ask if I needed a plate. Most of the time I didn't and she would say."I'll get you a glass of water and a toothpick then. Years later, when Martha retired, I went to her home with bottled water, a box of toothpicks, and flowers. Martha will enjoy Heaven!
Dorothy, Otis and Dan Chester
13 Apr 2019, 09:39
Martha, was a great sister-in and a great aunt to Dan. She was always joking around be funny, but also had a serious side. She always put family first and has a family to be proud of. We all love her and will miss her deeply. She is going to be with Major and the Lord. God Bless...
Dorothy, Otis and Dan Chester
Darlene and Danny
13 Apr 2019, 16:20
So sorry to hear about Marthy.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Heaven has gained another angel.
Barbara (Johnson) McGhee
13 Apr 2019, 18:48
To the Warren Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Tina Weisensel & Linda Dzik
14 Apr 2019, 10:47
Martha was always so welcoming. I couldn’t ask for a better sister in law. Aunt Martha always was so sweet. She loved taking and reminiscing about old times. I could sit and talk to her for hours. She will be missed when I go visit. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. Love Always