Martha Gaynell (Baumgardner) Coney, 84, daughter of John Richard Baumgardner and Martha Elizabeth Baumgardner, was born April 23, 1929, in Fort Worth, Texas. Martha went to her heavenly home on Dec. 22, 2013.

Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, Mo., with funeral services immediately following at 9 a.m. Martha will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan.

Martha married James M. Coney, Sr. on Feb. 14, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. She and Jim shared 53 years together raising their four children and serving the Lord. Martha enjoyed gardening, teaching at Covenant Life Christian Academy and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her loving husband, James M. Coney, Sr.; parents, John and Martha Baumgardner; brother, John Walter Baumgardner; sister, Ida Ellen Baumgardner; and son, James M. Coney Jr.

Martha is survived by her three children, Robert Joe Coney and wife, Sue, of Houston, Mo., John Coney and wife, Darlene, of Olathe, Kan., Judy Coney Cervantes and husband, Louie, of Gladstone, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Greenway of Fort Davis, Texas, and Jane Adams of New Brockton, Alab.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Martha will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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