Martha Propp of Yorkton passed away August 10, 2018 at the age of 96 years.
Martha was born on February 4, 1922 in Rhein Saskatchewan, the eighth child born to George and Margaret (Zottnick) Propp. She was baptized on April 2, 1922 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein and confirmed on April 10, 1938. Martha received her education, grades I to VI at Freedman School in Rhein, SK from 1929-1935.
Martha then remained at home as an assistant home maker.
In 1963, George, Margaret, David and Martha left the farm and built a house in the village of Rhein. Martha remained in the house until ill health forced her to leave her home and become a resident at Morris Lodge in Bangor, SK. She remained there until 2010, when it became apparent that she needed a higher level of care and she was moved to the Anderson Village (Orkney House) in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she remained under excellent care, until her death on August 10, 2018.
Unknown to most, Martha had a unique sense of humour. Her personal belongings housed a variety of jokes, comic strips and humorous sayings. She owned several scribblers containing funny sayings, stories and quotes that she had copied from books, magazines and newspapers.
There were snapshots of her in funny poses, with funny faces. She was known to chase her nephew Arnold out of the house or yard with a corn broom, laughing and threatening to flatten him if he didn’t get out of the pantry.
Later years she spent hours reading, doing cross word and word search puzzles.
She owned a huge collection of house plans and magazines and had a fine collection of cups, saucers and China mugs.
She was an avid animal lover and shared her life with several cats and dogs. The Pet Lover's Prayer, which brother Jack’s family used when Jack passed away, certainly applied to Martha as well.
She had a very sweet tooth and loved Werther’s Originals.
May she rest in peace.