Martha Earlene Bagby, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.
Martha was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Railton, Ky. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dova Kinslow and the widow of Murray "Ted" Bagby.
Martha was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Indianapolis, a teacher during World War II, an ombudsman for area nursing homes, and a foster grandparent who served at the Glasgow Boys Group Home, and most recently at Red Cross Elementary School until she retired. She loved being a foster grandparent and sharing stories about her foster grandchildren. Martha was a very wise and witty lady and a wonderfully loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who never met a stranger. Our lives were blessed to have her for so long, yet our days will be long without her.
Martha is survived by one son, Jerry Bagby (Mona), of Bowling Green; two daughters, Vickie Jones, of Bowling Green, and Louise Cash Stafford, of Glasgow. She is also survived by two stepsons, Jim Bagby and John Bagby, of Kokomo, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tim Cash, of Washington, D.C., Krista Morris, of Glasgow, Wendy Brown, of Russellville, Amy Garrison, of Bowling Green, and Robin Robinson, of Bowling Green; and more than 50 step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by an infant son, Murray Gene Bagby; three stepchildren, William Bagby, Clifton Bagby and Wanda McClory; a grandchild, Cindy Brockman; and three sons-in-law, Carl Jones, James Franklin Cash and Michael Jon Stafford.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon on Sunday.
Published on February 3, 2017