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Martha Sue McKee, Age: 72
Dec 02, 1950 - May 19, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Martha Sue McKee (Johansen), 72, announce she passed away, May 19th, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was surrounded by her daughters and husband of 47 years.

She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Donald and Loretta Johansen, on December 2, 1950. She graduated from Oakland High School in 1970. She held various positions over her career with one of her favorites working for the airlines. She was also a Girl Scout Troop leader for her daughters.

Martha was an avid gardener, lover of her family, shopping and her cats. She loved to travel the world and even enjoyed many years as the backseat driver on a Harley. She served the last 6 years as an Alderman for the City of Cleveland, MO. Through her work with Walmart and the Cleveland Chief of Police, she would organize Cleveland’s “Shop with a Cop” campaign each Christmas. The event was highly anticipated each year and a great success.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Martha is survived by her husband, Jeffrey L McKee; their two daughters, Valerie (Jess) Wilkins, Amy (Chris) Giles; her granddaughter, Megan Wilkins; brother Randy and sister-in-law Debbie Johansen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gregory and Rebecca McKee; extended family and friends.

Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with. Always quick to offer a hand, Martha impacted those around her with her kindness, loyalty and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery 407 Short Street, Centerville, IN on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 10:30 AM.

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Celebration of Life
Crown Hill Cemetery
407 Short Street
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Jun 10, 2023
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10:30 AM
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Stephanie McConeghey Behrens May 31, 2023

Class mates ,Treynor ,Iowa

I am sorry to hear about Martha’s passing. Martha’s family was very gracious to me in junior high after a horrible accident. Prayers for peace and comfort in Jesus name.

Flona Joy Halley May 31, 2023

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. Condolences to Randy and the rest of the family.

Vicky Ford May 31, 2023

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

Martha will certainly be missed by all her Walmart family and friends. I certainly enjoyed working with her and listening to her many travel stories … RIP Vicky Ford Former HR at Walmart

Ilse Hartman May 31, 2023

Friend and coworker on Frontier Airlines ,Aurora ,Colorado

I am so sorry to hear about Martha. I meet her at Frontier, she was such beautiful person and really funny. Prayers for you and your family. She will be missed

Rachel hill May 31, 2023

Niece ,Fresno ,California

She was a wonderful Aunt. I will forever treasure the baby blanket she had made for Paisley. I wish she could have met her. I'm glad she is no longer in pain. I pray for my cousins during this time.

Terry West Jun 01, 2023

Friend and coworker ,Las cruces ,New Mexico

Prayers for your family🙏! I worked with her at Frontier, such a beautiful,kind person. One of my fondest memories was a zucchini bread recipe she shared with me,it was delicious!! I still use her recipe to this day. May God be by your side.

Nancy Turner Jun 01, 2023

Roommate and friend ,Omaha ,Nebraska

Many fun memories from back in our running days. Always admired her driving skills she taught me a lot! Glad to find this notice. Thanks to Amy Giles.