Martha Josephine Verboort
Mom's life was lived to the fullest. Her own mother died when she was very young. This didn't seem to effect her ability as a mother at all. One of us had often felt that Mom was very much like Jesus' own Mom; an example of love and patience.
Mom was raised by her father with help from her Aunt Lucille. She assumed alot of the responsibilities of running a household at a very young age.
She married Leslie Verboort in 1944. She gave birth to four sons and was blessed with nine grandchildren. She knew the importance of serving her family and always put us first. Her life was centered around this until the death of Dad in 1976. Since then she spent much of her time working for the Verboort Sausage Company and enjoying her grandchildren. We, her family, give her the highest honor as a wife and mother.
Mom always seemed to attract a crowd. She was loved and admired by all who knew her.
Many people have been touched by her deep faith in God that has been with her all her life. This faith greatly helped her through Dad's illness and then her own.
The last words Mom heard as she passed from this life to the next were from Psalm 24 verse 3: "Who may climb the mountain of the Lord and enter where he lives? Who may stand before the Lord?"
KEN & SALLY, RALPH & KATHY,
ED & JEANNE, NORMAN & GAYLE