Martha Heuckendorf Creston

Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 9:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 11:14 a.m. CDT

Martha Heuckendorf, 83, of Creston died Nov. 1, 2013, at her home.

Services were 11 a.m. today, Nov. 4, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Mary O’Riley officiated. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Ruth Martha Louise Heuckendorf, daughter of Lena Leona (Bussow) and Conrad Henry Burg, was born March 4, 1930, in Greenfield.

Ruth graduated from Richland High School.

On Dec. 17, 1951, Martha married Everett Eugene Heuckendorf.

They lived north of Richland, then on a farm south of Richland, before moving to Creston.

Martha worked at Southwestern Community College in housekeeping. Martha was also a homemaker.

Martha is survived by her husband Everett Heuckendorf of Creston, brother Leo “Slim” (wife Mary) Burg of Creston, sister Mary Lou (husband James) Abell of Creston; local nieces, Kathy Abell, Denise (husband Tom) Redding, Connie (husband Tom) Sevier and Marlene (husband Rich “Stretch”) Mullin; local nephews, Ed (wife Judy) Pridgen and Jim Abell; numerous other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lois Pridgen and brother Frank Dennis.

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