Martha Audrey Cunningham

First Posted: 11/19/2009


Martha Audrey Cunningham, 70, died at 5:56 a.m. Nov. 18, 2009, at Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.

She was born Dec. 4, 1938, in East Liverpool to Everett and Anna Russell Fetty, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 14, 1993, she married Carl George Cunningham, who survives in Ottawa.

Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker. She was a member of Kalida Family Outreach Center, Kalida. She was a 1957 graduate of Minerva High School, Minerva. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening and baking. She loved to travel with her family and friends.

Survivors also include three sons, Jack A. Swihart, of Anchorage, Alaska, James (Dawn) Swihart, of Elida, and Steven (Margaret) Williams, of Spencerville; a daughter, Joy (Van) Stahr, of Liberty, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael G. Williams.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalida Family Outreach Center, Kalida. Pastor James Swihart, her son, will officiate.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center or the Salvation Army.

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