Martha Mary (Miller) Pease Supernaw was born on January 24, 1927 in Grand Island, NE to John and Madeline (Griffin) Miller. She passed away peacefully on July 4, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City, NE at the age of 93 years.
Martha grew up in Clarinda, IA graduating with the class of 1944. After graduating from high school, Martha became a farm wife and mother. She also enjoyed working as a librarian, selling real estate, and supporting Wayne in his everyday endeavors.
Martha and Wayne enjoyed traveling the United States in their RV. They would often winter in Texas, meeting several dear friends along the way. Another passion of Martha's was reading. She shared her love of books with others always offering to share her favorites. Martha spent many hours sitting on her patio or at her kitchen table with a cup of coffee surrounded by lovely flowers and birds. She loved life and people, especially spending time with her family and friends.
Martha was a beautiful lady, as many would agree, inside and out. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved her family unconditionally praying for them nightly.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Lee Miller, Frank Miller, sisters; Blanche (Miller) Swanson, Rena (Miller) Wheeler, Lois (Miller) Spunagle, Viola (Miller) Woldruff, two infant sons, and grandson Josh Meyer.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Wayne of nearly 57 years, children; Nancy Pease York (Bill) of Essex, IA, Marti Pease Gigstad (Bobb) of Garnett, KS, Robb Pease (Barb) of Castle Rock, CO, Marilyn Supernaw Gable (Dan) of LaVista, NE, Mark Supernaw (Rita) of Farragut, IA, grandchildren; James York (Tara), Chris Gigstad (Kim), Mike Gigstad, Lisa Pease Patton (Pat), Lindsay Pease Govindarajan (Sendhil), Amy Brent, Craig Gable (Taylor), Morgan Supernaw Pederson (Michael), Jake Supernaw Cummins (Courtney), Sam Supernaw Cummins (Renae), fifteen great-grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Farragut Cemetery in Farragut, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City or to the family.
Martha and Wayne Supernaw were Golden years friend that we met at Holiday Island Ar. We became fast friends and enjoyed a near weekly game of Bridge, both couples had Motorhomes and above all and endearing friendship that lasted as we both moved back to be closer to families. The last few years we had visits, at least yearly and regular phone conversations. Martha was an amazing lady, an elegant person who was comfortable no matter who she was with or where she was at. She and Wayne had more fun life experience to talk about and a zest for life that was an example to all who new them. With her failing health we saddened that with the current pandemic we were unable to visit this year or be at the funeral, but we were there in spirit and caring and will keep touch with Wayne when we can travel again. Her picture says it all, a lovely lady , person. a friend to all and a dear friend to Naomi and I. All of out thought s and prayers to Wayne and the family. Doug and Naomi Lockhart
Wayne, Marti, Robb and family, I was very sad to hear of Martha's passing. My parents treasured their close friendship with you and Martha that lasted for many years, and through that I have so many wonderful memories of fun times spent with both of you. I loved Martha, she was such a dear person and joy to be with. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. ❤️
Bob and I are sending you our sincerest, heartfelt, condolences on the passing of dear Martha. We feel very blessed for having her in our lives for the past 19 years. We will miss her but have wonderful memories of the many times we spent talking, laughing, and sharing game time with the two of you. We are better people because of dear of Martha and thank you for sharing her with us.
We love you too dear Wayne and will keep in touch with by phone and mail.
God be with you and your wonderful family at this difficult time.
Love and hugs,
Lynne and Bob Hendon
Nancy, Marti, Robb, Marilyn, Mark- A tribute to a life well-lived. Her love and devotion to family and friends will be forever remembered. Peace. Marlin & Mary Jo Tillman
Marilyn, I know from the years we spent working together at the Sarpy 911 Center how much your mother meant to you. You spoke so often about her and your words were always uplifting to me. Just hearing what you said always reflected the love you as a daughter had for her. A relationship I'm sure she cherished just as much as you did. Warm thoughts to you at this sad time. Dan Peterson
Thinking of all you in this time of loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry.
Larry and Carol Mount
Wayne,Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady in all your lives. She always lived a full life with no regrets and will be missed by all who knew her. She will always be remembered by the wonderful memories she left us with. Our prayers to all of you. Kirk & Sherry
Marti and Nancy, My words can not convey the feeling of sadness in my heart for you both. I am holding you close to me with memories of your Mom.
John A. Fursman, III
To Nancy, Marti, Robb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Wayne & family. Aunt Martha was a wonderful person to me and I will never forget her.
Keith and Judy Edmonds
Our thoughts and prayers to Wayne and family
Martha was very welcoming to Phil and I as we started Phil's career with
Garst and Thomas (Pioneer) as a young married couple.
Our thoughts are with Wayne.
Phil and Sue Sock Longmont Co.
Martha was like a second Mom to me growing up - She was 1 of a kind and will be greatly missed - Love to Nancy and family
Diann Gruber Anderson
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalm 90:10
So sorry to hear of Martha's passing. Our prayers to Wayne and family.
Tom & Sue Spears
So sorry to hear about Martha passing away this past Saturday. Anne and I both have good memories of Martha from our childhood. May the good memories sustain all of you at this time.
We are so sorry for your loss. Loved visiting with her at the Essex Labor Day car show a few years back. We recognized each other right away. Prayers for Wayne and all of the family. May memories carry you through.
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