Funeral services for Martha Roozeboom of Knoxville were held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Living Word Fellowship with Pastor Doug Brady officiating. Burial followed in the Bellfountaine Cemetery in Tracy. Musical selections of: “What a Day that will be”-Phil Schrauben, “She Loved”-CD, “Blessed Assurance”, “How Great Thou Art” and “Happy Day” with Charlene Brady were shared. Casket bearers included: Kirk Veenstra, Jason Arkema, Tony Roozeboom, Scott Bridges, Justin Paul, Jeff Arkema, Doug Rankin, Ryan Roozeboom and Paul Bridges.
Martha May Roozeboom was born on Oct. 2, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Chauncey M. Scotton and Norris M. (Sutton) Scotton.
She grew up in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Ohio, graduating from the Immanuel Tech Indianapolis High School with the class of 1939. She was united in marriage to Albert Roozeboom on Sept. 5, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Martha worked for the Knoxville Journal for many years as a type-set before retiring. She was a member of the Living Word Fellowship Church and enjoyed going to church for the message and music. Martha enjoyed baking for her family and quilting and had made many quilts for nursing home residents. But her greatest passion was sharing her love for the Lord.
Martha passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of 90 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert; son, Paul; sister, Zenetia Tresslar brothers, Lloyd and Hugh Scotton; grandchildren, Collin Arkema, Kent Veenstra, Donnie Light.
Survivors include her daughters, Katrina (Les) Veenstra, of Pella; Shari (Nick) Arkema of Pella, Andi (Neil) Rankin of Knoxville, Elaine (Darrel) Stanton of Knoxville and Martha (Mike) Paul of Des Moines; grandchildren, Kirk, Dawn, Jeff, Jenny, Jason, Tony, Ryan, Paula, Doug, Joy, Scott, Paul, Bobbi Jo, Christie, Brenda, Justin; and 37 great-grandchildren.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Sowers of the Living Word, Philippines; Pastora Maxima & Pastora Letty. Martha supported this mission. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com