Martha E. Convirs
Martha E. Convirs, 78, Wyandotte, OK passed into eternal rest October 19, 2013 at her home in rural Wyandotte after a long illness. Martha Elizabeth Ann Bates was born August 22, 1935 in Newton County, MO the daughter of Archie Clay and Sarah Bell (Hylton) Bates. Martha was saved 64 years ago and has served her Lord and Savior every day of her life. She was a member of Set Free Ministries in Wyandotte. Martha was a Sunday School teacher and loved flowers and collecting Tea Pots. She proudly supported St. Jude's Children's Hospital fund raisers and March for Missions. Martha loved people and all that meet her loved her. She was very proud of her family and loved each and every one of them. Martha owned and operated Martha Magic Curl until retiring. Martha married Lester Convirs May 3, 1951 in Seneca, MO and he survives. Additional survivors include; one son, Larry Convirs and wife Judy, Wyandotte; one daughter, Stacy Eads and husband Dennis, Seneca; three brothers, Calvin Bates and wife Oma Lee, Miami, Richard Bates and wife Jesse, Racine, MO and Leonard Bates and wife JoAnne, Racine, MO; two sisters, Marguerite Robertson, Moore, OK and Dorlene Massey and husband Roger, Wyandotte; Grandchildren, Levi Convirs and wife Michelle, Chanie Frost and husband Jerrod, Tiernie Gayle, Felicia Eads and Cindy Morris and husband Randy; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Clay Bates and Sarah Bell Bates and one brother, Orville Bates. Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Set Free Ministries near Wyandotte, OK, with Darrol Hurley, Larry Convirs and Levi Convirs officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.