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Martha E. Northcutt

April 24, 1916 ~ March 27, 2017 (age 100)
Martha E. Northcutt, 100, of New London, MO passed away at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Saverton-Ilasco United Methodist Church in Ilasco, MO. Pastor Rich Stilley will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand View Burial Park.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Saverton-Ilasco United Methodist Church.

The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel in Hannibal.

Martha was born on April 24, 1916, in Ralls County, MO the daughter of Walter and Meadie (Bowles) Brown. She was united in marriage to John W. Northcutt on February 22, 1937, in the home of Rev. John Golden, Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1990.

Survivors include one son, Bill Northcutt (Gloria) of New London, MO; two daughters, Ferol Hillebrenner (Tom) of Pittsfield, IL, and Linda Clark of Hannibal, MO; eight grandchildren, John Northcutt (Regina), Mark Northcutt (Carla), Julie Northcutt, Sally Mathew (Matt), Scott Haden, Susan Hanlin (Tony), Sarah Goldman, and Stephanie Green; seventeen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Northcutt was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Brown, Jr. and Thomas Brown, two sisters, Lucille Pollard and Dorothy Harrison, and one son-in-law, Steve Clark.

Martha attended elementary schools in Ralls County and attended Ilasco High School for two years and graduated sixth in her class from Hannibal High School in 1935.

Mrs. Northcutt and her husband operated the family dairy farm for over forty years, where they sold their Grade A Milk in the St. Louis Market. Martha was a homemaker and took pride in caring for her family.

Martha enjoyed cooking and some of her specialties were fried chicken, hot rolls and homemade angel food cake. She had served many meals in her home and one was always welcome. She also enjoyed sewing and church activities at Saverton-Ilasco United Methodist Church where she was a very active member for over seventy years. Martha's biggest love was her family and many friends.

Pallbearers will be John Northcutt, Mark Northcutt, Gart Pollard, Earl Pollard, Tom Brown, and Chris Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Tibbitts, and Mrs. Northcutt's grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saverton-Ilasco United Methodist Church.

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