Obituary of Martha Marilyn Sheil
Martha Marilyn Sheil
November 16, 1930 – January 22, 2022
Martha Marilyn Sheil was born on November 16, 1930, to Ernest and Helen Clymens in Maryville, MO. She passed away peacefully on January 22, 2022, at the age of 91 in Tucson, AZ.
Martha grew up in Maryville, MO where she met her husband, John. They married February 1, 1951, and moved to Maloy, IA. John’s career took Martha to several towns and states including Hobbs, NM, Liberal, KS, and Spearman, TX. With each move, Martha took pride in establishing a home for her family. They retired in Oklahoma City, OK where they lived for 33 years. In 2017, Martha and John moved to Tucson, AZ to be close to their daughters.
For many years, Martha was a stay-at-home mom raising her children. Once her children were in school, she worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Light, Yoxall and Antrim in Liberal. And later, she worked as a parish secretary for Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.
While in Hobbs, NM, Martha was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a social and service organization. She was also a member of PEO, a women’s philanthropic organization, with a chapter in Liberal, KS and Oklahoma City, OK. Martha was also a member of Chariteers, a philanthropic group raising funds for nonprofit organization.
Martha loved music, she played the piano, organ, and marimba. Her hobbies included reading, knitting, and needlework. She had a special affinity for Japanese Embroidery, completing all 10 Phases. Martha shared her talents and love of color with her daughters, family, and friends.
Martha is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Helen Clymens, husband John L. Sheil, son John E. Sheil, and her sister, Sue Ogle. She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Corinne and Tom Wilhoit, Jane and Mark Butler. Martha had four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A Rosary service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and Funeral Mass February 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Tucson AZ. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery, Liberal, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Martha to Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, Lake Dallas, TX. (www.montserratretreat.org)