Martha Seaton


March 19, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Martha Seaton, 90, of Iola died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.

She was born Aug. 3, 1921, near Conway, Mo., the daughter of John Martin and Sarah Margie (Essary) Hawk. She graduated from Conway High School in 1940.

On May 12, 1944, Martha married Deane R. Seaton from Abilene. They lived in Springfield, Mo., until 1946 when they moved to Iola.

She worked for Armour and Company in Springfield and for the Gambles Store in Iola for several years.

Martha was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Iola.

She is survived by two sons, Robert D. Seaton and his wife, Christine, of Show Low, Ariz., and Don D. Seaton of Howard; three grandchildren, Laura, Eleanor, and Luke Seaton; two step-grandchildren, Britt Wright and Cody Runft, and two great-grandchildren, Gregory and Natalie Witt.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Deane, five sisters, Stella Gray, Della Eden, Annabell Bridgeford, Gladys Winkler and Inez Justus, and two brothers, James and Clarence Hawk.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be left to Calvary United Methodist Church at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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