Martha J. Souchek, age 92, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at her home in Concordia, Kansas. Martha was born on September 24, 1930, in Beloit, Kansas to Loren R. and Olive L. (Fedde) Dawdy. She graduated from Jewell High School and Brown Mackie College, Salina, Kansas. On September 17, 1950, she married Fred L. Souchek in Jewell, Kansas.
During her work career, Martha worked for the Cloud County Co-op Elevator, Cloud County Bank, and West Plains Electric.
Martha enjoyed getting together with friends and was a member of several clubs including Sasnak, U All Come, and Christian Women’s Outreach. She met for breakfast every Wednesday morning with a special group of friends for many years. Martha enjoyed helping others and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Mother to Mother, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She had a passion for travel and enjoyed many bus tours and a European vacation with Fred to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. She was a frequent guest on cruises and bus trips. Martha was a longtime, active member of the Fellowship Christian Church in Concordia where she served as a deaconess.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughter Janet Pearson and husband Bob, Concordia, Kansas; son Alan, Concordia, Kansas; grandchildren Kristi Demanette and husband David, Nolensville, Tennessee; Amanda Moon and fiance` Jesse Fousek, Cordova, Nebraska, and great-granddaughter Annabella Demanette, Nolensville, Tennessee.
The Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Fellowship Christian Church in Concordia, Kansas with Pastor Dwight Whitead officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2023 at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home with family greeting guests from 6:00-7:00 PM. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia.
The family suggests memorials to the Fellowship Christian Church or the O’Connor Animal Shelter in the care of the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, PO Box 606, Concordia, KS 66901.