Martha A. Hendries, 90, of Presque Isle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in the hospice wing at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Martha was born on Jan. 10, 1927, in Detroit, the daughter of Victor and Grace (Baker) Gornall.

Martha was a devoted wife and mother. She especially loved working in her flower gardens, both indoors and out, and was happy to share her plants with others. She also enjoyed quilting, square dancing, bowling and various community activities. Mostly she cherished being around her family and friends.

Martha was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Charles, who passed away on Nov. 3, 2016.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Carol) Hendries, Caryn (Michael) Beeson, Claudia Burns-Hendries, Cynthia (Osama) Judeh, and Scott (Amy) Hendries; brother, Joseph (Joyce) Gornall; brother-in-law, Ronald Hendries of Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Charles) Chretien, Kara Hendries, Stephanie (David) Rossow, Kristin (Michael) Altz, Kelsey and Cristina Burns, Chelsea (Mark) Dietrich, Chadwick Kresky, Ian Hendries, Sarah (Andrew) Harrington, and Osama Jr. Judeh; eight great-grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 12 noon until service at 1 p.m. with Revs. Dr. Greg and Karen Zurakowski officiating at the Grand Lake Community Chapel in Presque Isle.

Interment will follow at the Presque Isle Township Cemetery.

Memorials/donations: Hospice of Michigan, Meals on Wheels-Posen, Presque Isle District Library, or Grand Lake Community Chapel. For those wishing to send flowers, the family is using Village Gift Shop of Posen.

Arrangements in care of the Beck Funeral Home.

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