ROSEBURG, Ore. - It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Martha Pearl Sears, announces her passing, on Sept. 8, 2019, at the age of 72 years.

She was born May 5, 1947, in Topeka, Kansas, to the late Marjorie T. and Lewis Leroy Jones.

Martha was raised in Wichita, Kansas, where she spent 30 years with her husband, James, working and raising their family.

In 1997, they moved to his hometown of St. Joseph, to enjoy their next 20 working and retirement years with his family.

Upon the passing of her husband, James, in Jan. 2019, she relocated to Roseburg, to spend her remaining life with her daughter and son-in-law.

Martha will be remembered by family and friends for always having an open door and goodies to eat for all.

Her specialty was Christmas candies and cookies, which she made every year to share with their workplace, neighbors, friends and family.

One of her greatest pleasures, which she had a special knack for, was decorating their entire home inside and out for every holiday.

Martha was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, James Sears; and sister, (Marjorie Lee Jones).

Survivors include: daughter, Connie (Brian) Salmon, of Roseburg; son, John (Natalie) Sears, of Eureka, Kansas; grandson, (Matthew J. Miller), of Portland, Oregon; five step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; along with a very large extended family.

No services to be held at this time. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.