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Mrs. Martha Ann Hill

November 6, 1939 ~ February 16, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Martha Ann Hill was born on November 6th, 1939 to the parents of David T. Farrar and Louise L. Farrar.  To this union, three children were born.  Her parents and her sister, Jean C. Brame preceded her in death.

Martha Ann was a naïve of Webster Groves, Missouri, and a graduate of Douglass High School in Webster Groves.  Martha Ann received her nursing certificate from Missouri Baptist Hospital.  After graduating from Missouri Baptist Hospital program, she worked there for many years as CNA.  Due to her mother’s illness, she left the medical field and started working in the food industry.   She gained her professional cooking from her mother, Louise L. Farrar at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church.  Her first job as a professional cook was at Avery Elementary School as the cafeteria’s head cook.  She was there for several years.  She then went to Reliable Life Insurance in Webster Groves as their head cook.  Due to her parents needing care, she decided to retire early so she could be their caregiver.      

During her early years, she was a member of Old Community Baptist Church in Webster Groves, MO for over 79 years.  During her time there, she was a member of the Usher Board, Senior Choir and Mother’s Board.  Martha Ann enjoyed leading one of her favorite songs “His Eyes are on the Sparrow” and many others.   Martha Ann had the oldest membership at Old Community Baptist Church.

In 1958, Martha gave birth to her son, Ronald E. Farrar.   Thanks to Vivian and Earl McCree they introduced Henry to Martha.  Henry tried to impressed Martha by bragging about being a postal worker and owning his own sailboat.    Apparently, it worked because on July 28th, 1968, Martha Ann Farrar and Henry Hill, Jr.  were joined in holy matrimony by Rev. Catlin at Old Community Baptist Church.   As a result of this union, one son was born: Kevin M. Farrar.

Martha Ann was an affectionately loving, God-fearing woman.  To know Martha Ann was to love her smile, her caring and giving personality and her beautiful spirit that was gift from God for her family and friends.  She was a great cook, soloist, care giver, advice giver, role model, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie, cousin and most of all friend.  She demonstrated her love for her family through her actions and wisdom.  She will be greatly missed.

Martha Ann passed peacefully at home on February 16th, 2022 surrounded by her husband and son, Ronald.  Martha leaves to celebrate her life her husband, Henry Jr., sons, Ronald Farrar and Kevin Hill.   Her brother, David Farrar the 2nd (Winnie, preceding), her grandchildren, Justin Farrar (Candace), Ivan, granddaughters Gayale Lumpkins and Katlyn Lumpkins.  Her great grandsons, Graeson J. Farrar, Caden G. Farrar, Jabriel Craig and Prestin Craig and great granddaughter Avery Smith.  She has a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins.  Her god children were Brandy Bolds and John Rose Jr.  Martha Ann had many other god children who she loved equally.   She grew up Ezella Simpson and they became very good friends throughout their life and their relationship grew into a strong sisterhood.  She met Emma Bolds at Old Community Baptist Church and they became very good friends; their friendship also grew into strong sisterhood. 

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Friday
February 25, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Old Community Baptist Church
238 W. Kirkham Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Funeral Service
Friday
February 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Old Community Baptist Church
238 W. Kirkham Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Video is available for this event


Interment
Friday
February 25, 2022

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125

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