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Martha Jewell HAGERMAN

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Martha Jewell HAGERMAN

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 6:52PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Martha Jewell HAGERMAN, Plainwell, Martha was born August 30, 1920 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Karl and Marguerite (TERRY) ROOT. At the age of eight, she moved to Richland with her parent and sisters, Louise STOKEN, Helen Jean HYET, Charlotte DRAGAS and brother, Robert ROOT. In 1938, she married Harold “Moe” HAGERMAN. Their children, both in 39, 40 and 46 are Carol Lee and Charles E. BARRETT, Harold “Karl” and Donna HAGERMAN, all of Kalamazoo, and Kaye Marguerite STEWART of Plainwell. Martha and her children owned and operated the Richland Fruit Basket for many years. Following her divorce in 1965, she developed Martha’s Vineyard in Lawton. Retiring in 1975, she spent her winters in Arcadia, Florida, and summers in Plainwell, where for the last seven years she has resided with her daughter, Kaye. Martha’s grandchildren are Cindy Lee BARRETT KLING, Charles E. BARRETT III, Cary L. BARRETT, Denise Kaye SWEET, and Jeffrey Blazer HAGERMAN. Her great-grandchildren are Marcus BAXLEY, Derrick ROSENBERG-SWEET, Jessica Lee WEST, Owen, Cheyenne, Hunter and Solomon HAGERMAN and Benjamen Charles BARRETT. Martha passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001 at home. Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother Bob, a son-in-law, Dennis Lee SWEET; a great-grandson, Spencer HAGERMAN; and a granddaughter, Candi Lee SWEET-WEST. Friends may spend time with the family 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rupert, Durham, Marshall and Gren Funeral Home, Plainwell Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Martha will be laid to rest next to her parents and grandparents at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice choice. Please share a memory of Martha with the family at the chapel. You may also read her life story, leave a memory or make a memorial contribution at source: Kalamazoo Gazette after 30 Aug 1920 (submitted by a volunteer, no family connection)

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