Martha (Culp) Stills

Martha Louise (Culp) Stills (1933 - 2017)

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Martha Louise "Marty" Stills formerly Culp aka Mann
Born in Canton, Stark, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Canton, Stark, Ohio, United Statesmap
Wife of — married in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Evergreen, Jefferson, Colorado, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2011
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Biography

Martha at Mt. Rushmore

Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home Obituary

Martha Louise (Culp) Stills, 83, died Thursday, March 2nd in Evergreen, Colorado after a long battle with Ovarian and Colon Cancer. Martha was born at home June 11, 1933 in Canton, to Blaine Merle and Hazel Evangeline (Nelson) Culp. Not known for delicacy or tact, Martha met life head on and readily voiced strong opinions, giving rise to the nicknames of Sarge and General. However, she is best known for being "Mom" as she often mothered not only her two sons but anyone in need of comfort, direction or tough love, whether they sought her advice or not. Being the youngest of four, she was close to her siblings Nelson Lee Culp, Mary Lois Wilson and Kathleen Gloria Plasky, all preceding her in death.

She married her second husband, Maynard Ivan Stills on December 27, 1958 shortly after his discharge as an Airman in the United States Air Force. Adopting her son, Glenn David (Mann) Stills in 1963, Maynard and Martha shared 58 years of marriage together. Her son Dave, passed away in 2006. She is survived by her husband Maynard Ivan Stills, daughter-in-law Annina (Bruno) Stills, grandson Jesse Stewart Stills, son Michael Lee Stills, his wife Tracey (Boyle) Stills, granddaughter Megan Lee Stills, nephew John Plasky his wife Debroah (Booth) Plasky, their son Matthew Plasky and niece Becky Wilson. Her mothering gathered a large extended family with the Belleville children receiving the full force of her love. Sharing equally in her loss are Pauline, Pete, Tim and Dannielle and their mother Shirley McGlinchy.

She held a deep love for nature, which she passed on to her two sons. Over her life she enjoyed camping, bowling, square dancing, music and movies (Bambi and John Wayne being her favorites). Martha attended Canton South High School where she was an honor student and cheerleader. She worked with her brother as a bookkeeper for a AAA towing garage and later retired as a regional manager for Infoplace, USA. She was being cared for in the Life Care Center of Evergreen with hospice care provided by Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice. A Harpist was playing music for her when she passed.

- Michael Lee Stills

Timeline

BIRTH 11 June 1932 Born at Home: 866 Mahoning N. E., Canton, Ohio [1]

  • Date Needed Worked as a Soda Jerk – Drug Store (age 15 maybe)
  • Date Needed Counter Sales – Cookies – 5&10 (Woolworths maybe)
  • 1940 Residence Canton Township, Canton City, Ward 2, Stark, Ohio, [2]
Birth 23 Nov 1951 Birth of Son: Glenn David Mann
  • 1952/53 Sales/Office - Cafeteria – Republic Steel (Ohio)

MARRIAGE 24 June 1952 Marriage to Glenn Delmar Mann [3]

  • Residence (1952) Canton, Ohio, USA
  • 26 Nov 1956 Librascope - Subassembly

DIVORCE 1957/58 Divorce from Glenn Delmar Mann (Burbank, California) [citation needed]

  • 1958 Librascope - Lead Worker

MARRIAGE 27 Dec 1958 Marriage to Maynard Ivan Stills[4][5]

Birth 10 Jun 1963 Birth of Son: Michael Lee Stills
  • 1963 Librascope - Supervisor of 2 Depts – Subassembly, Final Assembly
  • 1965 - 1972 AAA Towing - Book Keeper – Worked for Uncle Bud
  • 1973 School, West Valley Occupational Center
  • Date Needed Reseda Bowl - Sales
  • Residence (1993) Reseda, CA
  • 1984 – 31 Jan 2001 Calif. Infoplace - Booth Manager (Worked for Jack Ford)
  • Date Needed Infoplace USA - Regional Manager (Worked for Jack Ford)
  • Date Needed about 2000 Personal Invitation arranged by Jack Ford to visit with President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford, Time Spent, 15 minutes in Vail, Colorado, home of President Ford.

DEATH 2 March 2017 Martha passed from complications related to Ovarian and Colon cancer. A harpist was playing beautiful music when she passed. She was at peace. [6]

BURIAL 13 March 2017 Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina, Ohio, United States [7] A short graveside service was held at 11:15 am Monday, March 13th at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.

Research Notes

1. Record of Divorce from Glenn Delmar Mann needed.

Sources

  1. Birth Certificate in possession of Michael Stills
  2. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27874-8182-38?cc=2000219 : accessed 14 December 2014), Ohio > Stark > Canton Township, Canton City, Ward 2 > 90-16 Canton Township, Canton City Ward 2 (Area A - part) > image 1 of 10; citing NARA digital publication of T627, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  3. Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDMH-SHQ : accessed 14 December 2014), Glenn Delmar Mann and Martha Louise Culp, 09 Jul 1952; citing Stark, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,251,851.
  4. Marriage Certficate to Maynard Ivan Stills in possession of Michael Stills
  5. Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.
  6. Death Certificate in possession of Michael Stills
  7. Find A Grave, database and images (https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177182924 : accessed 9 April 2017), memorial #177182924 for Martha Louise "Marty" Culp Stills (1933 - 2017) - Find A Grave Memorial.


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DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and Alexis Lorraine Culp (AlexisLorraineCulp), Grand niece. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Grand niece; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and Alexis Lorraine Culp (AlexisLorraineCulp), Grand niece. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Grand niece; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 266.44 cM Family Finder match between Tim Nichols and her Grandfather Alonzo Culp.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and Dawson David Craft (dawsoncraft), First Cousin once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and Julie Ann Craft (julieanncraft), First Cousin once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and L.B. (da8793), Second Cousin. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Martha Culp and daviswmorton, Third Cousin. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.


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Martha Stills's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Martha or other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Martha (Culp) Stills: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c3, FTDNA kit #B18540
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Martha Stills (Cropped)
Martha Stills (Cropped)

Martha at Mt. Rushmore
Martha at Mt. Rushmore

Martha and Maynard Stills
Martha and Maynard Stills

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