Turnage, Martha 1946-2019

Martha Turnage, 72, of Knob Noster, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Warrensburg.

Martha was born on Aug. 16, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Martha (Ritchie) Hamilton.

She came to the United States in 1970, where she was self-employed as a vendor/stocker for Whiteman AFB Commissary.

Martha was a petite, spirited woman, who liked to chat and spend time with family and friends. She loved traveling to cities and back home to Scotland at every opportunity.

Her kitchen was her favorite place in her home, and she would often be found cooking and baking, or just simply enjoying a cup of PG Tips tea. She took in many stray cats and dogs over the years, and gave them love and a warm place to sleep. She was unendingly generous and never knew a stranger.

Martha is survived by: her two daughters, Denise Bazan, of Knob Noster, and Heather Farrar (husband, Jim), of Center Conway, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Colette McGrath (husband, Patrick) of Tacoma, Washington, Alexandria Kyser (husband, Troy), of Kansas City, Missouri, Brendon Howe, of Warrensburg, and Zackery Bazan, of Knob Noster; one brother, Alexander Hamilton (wife, Isobell), of Glasgow, Scotland; her close family friend, John Vega of Knob Noster; and many extended family and a community of friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Alexander and Martha Hamilton; and one brother, David Hamilton, all of Glasgow, Scotland.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, 617 N. Maguire, Warrensburg, MO 64093.

Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

In honor of Marthas love of animals, contributions may be made to KC Pet Project. Checks may be left in care of the funeral home. As published in the Daily Star Journal.

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