M. Martha Percival

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M. Martha Percival passed away peacefully on November 13, 2013 at the age of 82. She was born to Leo and Viola Massey on January 3, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up in Table Rock and Pawnee City.
She was united in marriage to Calvin Percival on August 14, 1948. To this union 4 children were born. Martha graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1949, where she was selected as Valedictorian of her class.
After graduation, Martha worked at Warneke’s grocery store and then worked for the Pawnee County Treasurer’s office and for Health and Human Services till her retirement. Martha could not stay at home and went back to work for HHS. In August 2010 she retired again so she could watch her granddaughter in sports. Martha didn’t stay idle long, as she subbed as a para professional at HTRS. She then became a Foster Grandma for the preschool and kindergarten classes in Pawnee City. Martha was an avid supporter of her grandchildren’s activities, if at all possible she attended most of them. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting. Martha was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Viola, husband Calvin of 40 years, son Randy, her sister Sally and brother-inlaw Donald Percival, brother, Ted Massey, sisters and brother-in-laws Tommy and Norma Gail Percival,
Faye Neve, James and Gladys Percival, stepfather Andrew Carmichael, nephew Steven Percival and niece Peggy Lull. Survived by daughters, Jean Percival of Lincoln, Janice Lewis of Pawnee City, son Mark (Yvonne)
Percival of Fontana, CA, daughter- in-law, Darla Percival Branch of Pawnee City, sister Betty Lull of Falls City, 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Heather, Mary Jean, Sean, Thomas, Jozeph, Aimee, Callie, Austin, 8 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Officiating Reverend Duane Westing. Visitation was on Monday, November 18, 2013 from Noon to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment was at the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee  City, Nebraska. Memorials go to the family’s choice. On line condolence may be left at www. wherrymortuary.com 
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