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.