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Martha Meek

January 20, 1920 — October 16, 2014

Martha E. Meek

94, of Frostburg, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the WMHS Nursing & Rehab Facility.

Born January 20, 1920, in Grahamtown, MD to the late Arthur Stewart and Amy L. (Brain) Meek.

Ms. Meek attended Hill St. School, Frostburg, from grades 1-6 and went on to Beall Junior & Senior High school when it was located on College Ave, Frostburg.  In 1937, she attend Frostburg State Teachers College and graduated in 1941. She started teaching in a one-room school with eight grades at Green Ridge School, Little Orleans, MD.   From 1943 to 1954, Martha taught at East Side School, Cumberland, one year with the Special Education Class and the remaining years with 2 nd grade.  In 1954 to 1955, Martha attended Scarrett College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee.  From 1955-60, she was accepted as a missionary in Japan. During that time from 1955-57, Martha studied at Tokyo School of the Japanese Language. From 1957-1960, she taught at Tsuyazaki Machi Munakata Geen in Fukuoka Ken, Japan.  She returned to the USA in 1960 and studied at Wesley Seminary in Washington. D.C.   Ms. Meek returned to Japan in 1961 to 1966, where she continued as a Methodist missionary at Tsuyazaki Chubua Church, in Fukuoka City.  In July of 1966, she returned home to teach 1 st grade at Penn Ave. School, Cumberland, until 1979 when the new South Penn School opened She taught 1 st grade there until her retirement on July 1, 1981.

Martha was a life-long member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 52 years and was part of the church council and a delegate to the Annual Conference in Washington D.C.   Along with being the President of “Martha Circle of United Methodist Women,” she was the Treasurer of combined circles of United Methodist Women, Secretary of Epworth Fellowship and a member of Conference Board of Directors for United Methodist Women.

Surviving is her sister, Amy G. Meek, Frostburg.

In accordance with her wishes, Martha donated her body to Science with the Maryland State Anatomy Board.


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