In memory of

Martha Cady

December 24, 1933 - April 18, 2017
From: Sac City, IA
Martha Cady

Martha Cady

Born: December 24, 1933
Died: April 18, 2017
Age: 83
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   Martha Jane (Durbin) Cady, the daughter of James and Dagmar (Andreasen) Durbin, was born on December 24, 1933, at home in Coon Rapids, Iowa. She was the thirteenth child in their family of nineteen children.  After a courageous fight with lung cancer, Martha died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View at the age of 83, where she had resided for the past year and a half. 


   On December 7, 1953, Martha was united in marriage to Merrill L. Cady in Carroll, Iowa.  Merrill was in the service, and they were stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah and Baltimore, Maryland.  After his discharge from the service, they moved to Sac City in 1954, and became members of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.   Martha was a Sunday School teacher, CYF sponsor and a deaconess in the church. 


   Martha worked at DaLe Monogramming Co. for over 35 years, producing school athletic letters for teams throughout the Midwest, and personalized apparel.  She loved gardening, crocheting, knitting, and had a passion for reading.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many.


   Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Merrill; daughters, Kathy (Steve) Gerdes of Normal, IL; Karen Jackson of Edmond, OK; and Kelly (Tony) Lomelino of St. Cloud, FL; six grandchildren; Kiera Winslow, Brian Jackson, Randy Sturridge, Scott Jackson, Ariel Carmean, and Alex Jackson, as well as four great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary (Betty) Durbin, and two sisters, Carolyn (Dick) Lanning, and Deanna Firebaugh, and many nieces, nephews and friends.


   She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Verna, Ina Mae, Dorothy, Betty Jean, June, and Eleanora; and brothers, William, Wayne, Roy, Harold, Lynn, Dale, James, and twins, Lester and Loren.   


Memorials may be sent to Kindred Hospice, 831 N Griffith Rd, Carroll, IA, 50401 or to the First Christian Church, 521 Park Ave, Sac City, IA, 50583.




Memorial Service
11:00 a.m. Friday
June 9, 2017
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa

Reverend Sharla Hulsey
One hour prior to service.
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Private family graveside burial.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:35 AM
“Merrill we are so sorry to hear of Martha's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time. We so enjoyed playing cards with you guys .”
- Jerry & Peggy Niles
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM
“Dear family. The death of a loved one can be hard to bear. Please take comfort in knowing that your Heavenly Father understands your pain as He too experienced the death of his only son, Jesus Christ. Job 14: 14, 15 shows that God yearns to bring your dear loved one back to life in the future now so near. Please visit the website JW.ORG for more information about this subject. Please accept my heartfelt condolence for your loss.
- pfl
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM
“For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom infer. But she was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know she is watching us from there, bestowing her beautiful smile upon us. May her soul rest in peace.”
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:27 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Martha's passing. She was a wonderful lady”
- Rose M Harjes
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:27 AM
“Sorry to hear of Martha's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all the family members. Have lots of memories with Martha. Loved all the card games we used to play while visiting. ”
- Mike Carmean
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:31 PM
“Merrill we are sorry to hear of Martha’s passing, she was a wonderful person, wife and mother, our sympathy goes out to you, Kathy, Karen, and Kelly, and family. We will be watching for the memorial service, we are keeping you in our prayer.”
- Leonard and Diane Simpson
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM
“My parents enjoyed so many great times with Martha She was such a wonderful person always had such a positive outlook my sympathy to all her family ”
- Ellen fineran (Simpson)
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM
“Remembering lots of fun times with Merrill and Martha (Honey, to us). We plan to be with you whenever your services are scheduled. Hoping you can feel our love and hugs and prayers for comfort today. Blessings to you girls and to your Dad from family members who care.”
- Richard and Carol Olson, nephew
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM
“Now her pain & suffering r all goneMay she Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie "tuna" schnirring
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:35 PM
“We're sending our prayers to you, Merrill , Kathy, Karen, Kelli and each of your families. We will miss Martha, but are glad her pain is gone. Love and Blessings to all of you.”
- Dick and Marilyn Cady
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:35 PM
“Our hearts go out to you and your family. With sincere sympathy to you all.”
- Bill & Barb Rench
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