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Martha May Koch

Martha May Koch, 76, of Beggs passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Sapulpa. She was born September 13, 1926 to the late J.O. "Red" and Venita (Cochran) Goodman. She later married Roy E. Koch. He preceded her in death in August of 1977. She was a Graduate of Beggs High School and received two years of nurses training. Her family lived in the Tulsa/Broken Arrow area for several years and lived in Beggs for the past forty years. Mrs. Koch was a member of the First Baptist Church in Beggs.

Those preceding Mrs. Koch in death are her parents, Husband, and a daughter Vicki Susan Koch in December of 1991, a brother Quentin Goodman and a sister Elizabeth Goodman.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Melba Koch of Beggs; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and H.D. Aldridge of Beggs and Mollie and Don Hamilton of Muskogee; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Jimmie Goodman of Haughton, La., Sam and Berta Goodman of Tulsa, Kenneth and Vandetta Goodman of Keller, TX, and Lloyd and Jewell Goodman of Ft. Worth, TX ; 2 grand children, Richard Koch and Melanie Starr of Oklahoma City; one great granddaughter, Kailee Beth Starr of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Beggs with Reverend Don Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs. Casketbearers will be Richard Koch, Ron Norris, Eric Fowler, Jack Lloyd, Bill Lee, and Rod Bell.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Beggs.