Martha E. Pettengell
Aug. 14, 1916 – Aug. 18, 2013
E. Pettengell, 97, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 18,
2013, at the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center. Martha was born
Aug. 14, 1916, in Bullard, Texas, the daughter of Thornton L. and Ida
She was united in marriage to the Rev. William T. Pettengell. Martha was
an ordained minister and served throughout her years with the
Metropolitan Church Association (MCA) primarily in India. She happily
shared her love of God with everyone she encountered. Martha enjoyed
spending time with her family and her sister, but the most enjoyment she
received was through helping others and reaching out to them through the
word of God. She will be remembered best for her gentle spirit and
beautiful smile. Her daily talks with God included the mention of
family, friends and those she met along the way. The power of prayer was
demonstrated through this amazing servant of God. The song “This Little
Light of Mine” was how she lived her life.
Martha will be dearly missed by her stepdaughter, Charlotte Ann
Pettengell of Jacksonville, Fla.; three step-grandsons; nine
step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter. Also
surviving are four generations of nieces and nephews. She is further
survived by dear friends and the countless number of lives she has
touched both in this country and through her service in India.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Thornton and Ida Kiphart;
husband, the Rev. William T. Pettengell; her brothers, George, Paul,
Clarence, Happy, Thornton Jr. and Frank; and her sisters, Lillian Leber
and Ruth Kiphart.
The visitation for Martha will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral
service Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral
Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Bowell will be
officiating the service. Interment will immediately follow the service
at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials in honor of Martha may be given to the Metropolitan Church
Association, 126 Stadia Drive, Franklin, OH 45005.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a
message of condolence, please visit
http://www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.