Friday, December 19, 2014



Martha J. McIntosh, 73, Paola, Kansas, formerly of Osawatomie, Kansas, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her home.

Visitation is planned for 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Nazarene Church, 513 15th St., Osawatomie, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Honorary pallbearers are Gage Harrison, Colby Cook, Brandon Stimach, Michael Stimach, Cody Maxwell, Mason McIntosh, Xander McIntosh, Parker McIntosh and Vincent McIntosh. Inurnment is set for the Osawatomie Cemetery.

Martha was born June 6, 1940, at El Dorado, Kansas. She was the second of six children born to George B. and Ruth (Whitney) Golden.

She grew up in Osawatomie and graduated from Osawatomie High School with the Class of 1958.

She was united in marriage with Bill McIntosh July 12, 1959, at Osawatomie Methodist Church. They became the parents of two children, Bret and Brenda.

Martha was always working. She had worked at the Osawatomie State Hospital in the dietary department, as a bookkeeper for Quality Oil gas station in Osawatomie, which she and Bill managed, as a line technician for King Radio, Mode ’0 Day women’s clothing store in Osawatomie, the Sunflower Ammunitions Plant in De Soto, as a cook for various nursing homes, and her last job was as an apartment manager for Osawatomie Senior Courts.

Martha had many hobbies, which included shopping at Coach Light, frequenting various dining establishments in the Osawatomie and Miami County area; but her favorite hobby by far was the time she spent with the Friday morning coffee group at Whistle Stop.

She was a member of the Osawatomie Church of the Nazarene.

Martha had quite a collection of lighthouses she accumulated throughout several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who died in 1992; her parents; and siblings, Shirley Ann Golden, Jerry Golden and Jack Golden.

Survivors include her children, Bret, Ottawa, Kansas, and Brenda Argeropoulos, Ashland, Mississippi; two sisters, Betty Laster, Ottawa, and Judy Lyons, Osawatomie; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Foundation or the Nazarene Church through Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 605 O’Neal Ave., P.O. Box 280, Osawatomie KS 66064.

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