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Martha Janene Wagoner
Martha Janene Wagoner was born March 21, 1960 to Edward Earl and Jane (Gilbert) Means in Liberal, Kansas. She has been a resident of Beaver, Oklahoma for twenty years and was in retail sales in Beaver, Oklahoma. She graduated high school and attended two years of Vo-Tech. Martha was a past member of the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Beaver Booster Club.
Martha passed on March 2, 2015 at her residence in Beaver, Oklahoma at the age of fifty four.
She is survived by her sons, Shayne Rutherford, Edmond, Ok., Mikel Estala, Amarillo, Tx., Jaime Estala, Wiley, Tx., Jordan Estala, Amarillo, Tx.,; her daughters, Sheridan Rutherford, Beaver, Ok., and Janene Estala, Amarillo, Tx.: her mother, Jane Means, Beaver, Ok.,; her brothers, Clayton Means, Beaver, Ok., Carl Means, Wichita, Ks., Cliff Means, Augusta, Ks., her sister, Patti Sullivan, Sebastian, FL.; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Martha was one of my closest friends. She was a kind, genuine, loving person that would give the shirt off her back to help you if she could. So many children called her mom. Her and I would talk for hours on the phone. I loved her very much and this has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. Our last visit, a few days before she passed, she told me so many stories about all of her children. I told her we should write them down and make a book for each of them. She laughed and she cried. Her children were her life. They were her greatest accomplishment. She will be missed.
Laura Westenhaver Mar 6 2015 12:00 AM
Rest in peacertain dear friend. God's speed home to the loved ones waiting. I will always love your big heart. Always worried about others.
Mary Brown Mar 5 2015 12:00 AM
BALANCEEASEL SPRAY was sent by Patti (Cole) Sullivan.
Sweet Martha. Thank you for being such a loving sister to me. I am forever grateful that we found each other. I love you dearly and I will miss you. It is comforting to know that you are full of joy in the Presence of Jesus! My sympathies and prayers for all of Martha's family and her loved ones..... With love, Patti, Jim and Abbagael Sullivan
Patricia Sullivan Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM
Martha definitely-loved-her family. She and I visited at-the-window at Rushell's the-end-of last-week as-I-drove thru for my-favorite-Dr. Pepper (theirs-are-the best in Beaver). She asked me about-my-family, I bragged about how-proud we-are-of all and I-asked-her about hers. She-just-beamed as-she-told me a-lot-of medical fields and other-successes for all-of-you. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others say is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel-the-pathways ahead; no-pathway but pathways because each-has-different ones. Lean heavily on the Lord and on-each-other, He-will-definitely carry you through, especially the-rough-ones. Know lots-of-prayers are being prayed for each.
Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before-long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version
Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense
of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just-as they would forever be a part of Him.
So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their
example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my-life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher.
In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.
Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned.
Jackie R. Sheldon Mar 4 2015 12:00 AM