Martha K. Kready, 93, of Manheim, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully surrounded by her four generations of family, on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community. Born in Colebrook, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Kellechner Gibble. Martha was a caring and devoted wife of A. Claude Kready; and they would have observed their 73rd wedding anniversary in December of this year. For over 40 years and into their 80’s, she and her husband were the owners and operators of Kready’s Fruit Stand in Elstonville. She was an active and faithful member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim; where she taught Sunday school, was a choir member, and participated in Ruhl’s Sing Out Group. She loved to travel. Martha had a life-long passion for her family, she dedicated herself to caring for her husband and children, and showering love on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving is a daughter, Linda I. wife of James Kreider of Manheim, a son, Dennis R. husband of Sharon Kready of Lititz, five grandchildren: Faith wife of John Evans, Heidi wife of Jonathan Hollinger, Jimmy husband of Monica Kreider, Charis wife of Haley Pankratz, and Bonnie Kready and twelve great grandchildren. Preceding her in death is a daughter, Donna Marie Kready, three sisters: Dorothy Ruhl, Pauline Louser, Arlene Ross, and three brothers: Isaac Jr., Joseph, and Harold Gibble.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Martha’s funeral service at the Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Friends may visit with the family in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, on Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with additional visiting time on Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Those desiring may send contributions in Martha’s memory to: Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.