Martha Ann Gallagher, 82, of Newton, Illinois, formerly of Olney, IL passed away at 5:20 a.m., Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Newton Rest Haven, Newton, IL.


Martha Ann Gallagher, 82, of Newton, Illinois, formerly of Olney, IL passed away at 5:20 a.m., Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Newton Rest Haven, Newton, IL.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in the Crest Haven Cemetery, rural Claremont, IL.

Martha was born September 20, 1925 in rural Wabash County, IL the daughter of James Everett and Irene (Groff) Burton. She married Jesse J. Gallagher December 21, 1947; he preceded her in death January 26, 2000. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Bone Gap Christian Church and Retired Nurses Association. A volunteer at Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by one daughter, Viki (Ed) Riley of Olney, several cousins, two aunts and grandson, Jesse Riley.
In loving memory of Martha, memorials may be made to Newton Rest Haven.

Online condolences may be left at www.summers-kistler.com.