April 9, 1937 - June 6, 2019
Mrs. Martha Louise Preston, 82, of Silex, MO, formerly of Louisiana, MO, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO. The Rev. Frank Welch will officiate. Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Bowling Green, MO. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of service Monday at the funeral home. Martha was born on April 9, 1937 in Louisiana, MO to George Alex Shade and Ruby Thompson Shade. She was married to Thomas Leonard Preston, Sr. on November 7, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana, MO. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Preston, Sr. of Bowling Green, MO, 2 sons, James Preston (Janice) of Frankford, MO, and Andrew Preston (Rita) of Warrenton, MO, a daughter, Cheryl Traynor (Mike) of Silex, MO, 9 Grandchildren, numerous Great Grandchildren, and a few Great Great Grandchildren, 2 brothers, John Shade, and Bill Shade both of Louisiana, MO, a sister, Joann Martin of Silex, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruby Shade, a son, Thomas L. Preston, Jr., a grandson, Corey Preston, a great granddaughter, Annabelle Ellis, 2 sisters, Norma Preston, and Leona Butts, and a brother, Donald Shade. Martha was born and raised in Louisiana, MO and lived here most of her life. She and her husband had moved to Sieper, Louisiana for about 5 years and returned to Louisiana, MO in 1989. She was a member of Peno Baptist Church in Bowling Green, MO. She was a faithful Christian woman who loved to worship the Lord, and she was a prayer warrior always thinking of others. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafts, and gardening. Memorials may be made to the Peno Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Mrs. Martha Louise Preston, 82, of Silex, MO, formerly of Louisiana, MO, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO. The... View Obituary & Service Information
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