Martha Ann Cares

Graveside services for Martha Ann Cares, 84, Eudora, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Randy Watson officiating. Social distancing and masking will be observed. Martha died Sunday, December 13, 2020, at LMH Health.

She was born January 1, 1936, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Smith Shaughnessy. She graduated from Parsons High School. She was a homemaker, and provided childcare for her extended family and others. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, Bingo, KU basketball, the Hy-Vee coffee club, family dinners, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Martha married Jerald L. ‘Jerry’ Cares on March 1, 1958, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Neil Cares. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Carnagie and husband Randal, Eudora, and Tammy Hart, Lawrence; a daughter-in-law, Terry Cares, Topeka; seven grandchildren, Ashley Moreno (Josh), Courtney Hart (Chris Russell), Ryan Carnagie (Ashley), Danielle Steffen (Michael), Lindsay Cares (Josh Price), Kelli Cares Cerca (Poly), and Jerry Cares (Maribel Toscano); and 19 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Medicalodges Eudora Activity Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Nancy Kubler...

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to have meet her.

From Kathe Benschoter Clark...

Sorry to hear of your loss Tammy. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

From LaDonna Laing...

So happy I got to talk to Martha about our “crazy fun” times a week before she passed away. We spent many enjoyable hours together. My family reminded me of the constant laughing of the two of us. I will miss her so terribly much. Love is sent to all the family.

From Steve Whitmore...

Teresa & Tammy, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Tracy Rose...

Martha was a genuine person. Spent many years visiting her and Jerry when I was little. Spent a lot of time in the 80’s sitting with Martha at the bowling alley watching my dad and Jerry bowl. Martha will be greatly missed!

From Regina Sanders...

Tammy and Teresa, my heart breaks for you all. We have lost so many great loving people. I loved Martha ! She always such love for all of our kids. She was like a Gma to all of them. Love and prayers for all of you❤️

From Ivan and Gloria Ray...

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Ann Basel...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are all in our prayers. The Basel’s, and Shutt Familes

From Madge Blackburn...

Tammy and Teresa,
So sorry to see this about Martha. She was a friend to every one
she met.

From Jim Punkin O’Connell...

Teresa and Tammy
Sorry for your Loss. Prayers for rest of your Famlies

From Shannon Channel...

Tammy so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts an prayers are with you an your family. Shannon Channel

From Marilyn Blevins...

Tammy and family sorry for the loss of your mother, you are in my thoughts and prayers, cherish all the memories.

From Vicki Goff-Miller...

So Sorry to hear this, Your mom was So sweet. Your in our thoughts and prayers

From Cindy Spreer...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I loved knowing Martha. She was like a caring mom to us Hallmark girls. Love and hugs always. ❤️🙏🏻

From Joyce & Jerry Cromwell...

So very sorry for your loss! She was a great Lady! Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

From Mary Higgins...

Martha was a sweet ,loving, generous ,funny friend. She loved her family and extended family more than anything. We all will miss her so much. Rest In Peace my friend.

From Susan Harrison...

Teresa, Your mom was an absolute gem of a human being. She was such a good person and friend. She loved her family so much and was so very proud of all of you. She would brag on her family every chance she got and just beam with pride. Such a happy and giving person. I will really miss her a lot. Wishing you and your family peace at this sad and difficult time.

From Rod and Diana Pringle...

Tammy and Family, we are so sorry about your Mother. HUGS.

From Bill and Pat Roberts...

Tammie and Family
So sorry for the loss of Martha. She was a beautiful person and so caring. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

From Joyce Green...

Teresa and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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