Martha Jane Throckmorton
On April 28, 2020 Martha J. Throckmorton passed away peacefully in her sleep after a short battle with Lymphoma Cancer.
Martha was a devoted wife to her husband, John, loved her four girls Pam, Wendy, Amy and Jean, adored her 8 grandchildren, and was looking forward to the birth of her first great-granddaughter in July. She cherished her surviving sisters, Rachael Barlett and Judy Dirksen, her son-in-laws, and her many nieces and nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Martha loved life and made a friend everywhere she went. She was her daughters’ biggest sports fan, a second mom to the neighborhood kids, an essential friend to invite to happy hour, and the first to help or make a meal for a friend. She made wonderful pies, and her grandkids often requested Grammy’s pie on their birthdays. Martha retired from Parkview School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois after serving as a lunch room lady, library, and health aide for nearly 30 years.
Martha had a singing voice like an angel and was part of the Ukulele group in the Stone Creek development in Ocala, Florida. She was a member of St. Mary’s church in Huntley Illinois, and during the winter attended Blessed Trinity church in Ocala, Florida. She was a devoted Christian serving in several charities including St, Vincent DePaul, Stirrups and Strides, Brother’s Keeper and St. Mary’s meals for funerals.
Martha was an avid golfer in Ocala and Huntley. Most recently she played the best game of golf she could remember.
She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society