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Martha Lynn Moorhead, age 44, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 12, 2014 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Cannon Townhsip. The daughter of Theron & Irene (Snyder) Avery, she was born on May 4, 1970 in Ellenville, New York.

On December 31, 1994, at the Family Life Center Church of God in Belding, she married Jeffery Alton Moorhead and together they enjoyed almost 20 years of marriage and raised two daughters. For over 15 years Martha worked for Meijer and was pursuing the management track to become a store director… however she was proudest of her title as “Grandma”. While she enjoyed reading and repurposing others trash into treasures, her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Theron Avery in 1976 and her mother-in-law, Diana L. Jensen on September 30, 2014.

Surviving are her husband, Jeff Moorhead of Sheridan; two daughters, Athena & Will Overton of Belding, Ariella & Steven Wells of Sheridan; three grandchildren, Theron Wells, Annebelle Wells, and Juliet Overton; her mother and step-father, Irene & Jacob Thompson of Florida; three brothers and a sister, Walt & Peggy Hildebrand of Florida, Tom & Brenda Avery of New York, Jeri-marie & Mike Major of Florida, and Craig & Angel Avery of Nebraska; a brother-in-law, Lynn & Rachael Jensen of Belding; several nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. The Rev. William Overton, pastor of the Family Life Center Church of God, will officiate and a luncheon will immediately follow the service at the Family Life Center Church of God in Belding. As Martha wished, cremation will take place.

Instead of flowers, Martha would have appreciated contributions to the “Martha Moorhead Back to School Bash” at Family Life Center Church of God, which was Martha’s special ministry that provided backpacks and school supplies to hundred’s of local children and has now been named in her honor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Martha’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on November 12, 2014 at 12:00 am


    11/20/2014 –

    Maro Jenks

    My memory of Martha, the 1st Christmas season that I worked at store 1, (every 2 minutes they would page Martha Moorehead dial—)Later that night I saw her in center aisle, and I mentioned that she must sometimes wish her name was anything but Martha? She said sometimes, but this was also about 5 hrs into the night.

    11/20/2014 –

    Dennis Nance

    My first memory of Martha, was,one night at the old store, aroundValentines Day, the store lost power(so there was very little light) I came around the corner with the mop machine and two flashlights, and scared the beegeebees out of her.

    11/19/2014 –

    d mullins rn

    So sorry for the tragic loss of Martha.
    I wish to share comfort from the Bible at this sad time.
    The Bible teaches that one day in the near future our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of the ransom sacrifice of his son, Jesus,will reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection right here on earth in paradise conditions that will be filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone..

    These texts are found at John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29; in your Bible.

    There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website

    11/18/2014 –

    Tressie Jensen-Smith

    Thinking of you Jeff and your girls during this time. Martha was a special person and touched many lives. She will be deeply missed.

    11/17/2014 –

    Steven Hall

    I worked under Martha during my time at Meijer. You were one of the best managers one could ask for. I pray hard for your family during this time. Please continue your work with GOD up in heaven, and be the guardian angel for your family. You surely will be missed. Rest in Peace

    11/17/2014 –

    Heather Johnston

    Your family is in my prayers.

    11/17/2014 –

    Rose Dahms

    I want to send my prayers to the ones Martha left behind. I also worked for Martha when she was in Ionia. She touched alot of people in her life and she will be missed. What a wonderful person. So very sorry for your loss.

    11/17/2014 –

    Rose Williams

    So sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful woman. I worked with Martha, at store 1 & 201,She was a wonderful person always had a smile for you. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. R.I.P. Martha, you will be missed.

    11/17/2014 –

    Anthony beech

    I will miss u Martha you left a shinning light iny life I’m so sorry Jeff and girls God bless u and yours=ƒÿ¡=ƒÿ¡=ƒÿ¡=ƒÿ¡

    11/17/2014 –

    Heather Depue

    Prayers to the family of this wonderful woman!!! I worked with her at Meijer for about 4years she was so wonderful to me!!! Miss you already Martha god bless!!!

    11/17/2014 –

    Jeffrey L. Jackiewicz

    Saddened to hear of this news. Condolences and prayers to you (Jeff) and the the family.
    Heaven gained an angel.

    11/17/2014 –

    Cassie cobb

    I’m gonna miss you so much you were one of the good bosses one of the best ones I’ve had I will kiss your kindness and laughter =ƒÿó=ƒÿó

    11/17/2014 –

    Chuck Laper

    Jeff and girls….words just cannot express the sadness. Martha was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. She touched so many lives in such positive ways. I hope that your memories and the love that she had for each of you help you to move forward through the time ahead.

    11/17/2014 –

    Karen Snyder

    I am so blessed to have got to know Martha, she was such a giving, fun-loving and sincere person. I enjoyed the Bible studies and women group studies that we’ve had. This last group of meetings, we got to know Martha, and the other ladies and their struggles, more, in that way we were able to pray for each other, better. It was nice meeting Martha’s family, and I’ve always enjoyed seeing Irene, when she visited. God bless each one of you. I’ll miss working and talking with Martha, very much. I was privileged to be a co-worker with her, in the Kingdom of God. Hasta Luego, mi amiga!

    11/16/2014 –

    Kim Burke

    I am so sorry for your loss! I cant even imagine what or how you are feeling. Please if they is anything I can do let me know! God Bless you and your family!

    11/16/2014 –

    Stan Carley

    We lost a great person on earth and heaven gained another. RIP Martha.

    11/15/2014 –

    Garrett&julie Black

    so very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. Rely on family and friends and remember all the wonderful times. We are all here for you.
    Julie (wells) Black

    11/15/2014 –

    Sara Towne

    I am so sorry for the loss of this special, beautiful lady. So many thought the world of her. Jeff, the girls, and the rest of her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    11/15/2014 –

    Jason & Shanda Martina

    I remember thinking when Martha decided to move on with her career, that I had lost not only the best boss, but a good friend. I knew our loss was there gain (wherever her career sent her) and despite how hard it was to go back to work again, that we’d have to keep going knowing that it wouldn’t be the same but that she had good things going for her and thinking that at some point we’d get the opportunity to work together again.

    She had a laughter and a brightness that would light up any room, and I can honestly say things without her seems a little bit darker now, but just like when she left before our loss is now heavens gain and I truly believe there are good things ahead for her now as well and who knows maybe someday we’ll have the opportunity to work together again!

    God bless the family, Really going to miss her!

    11/15/2014 –

    Sara Andrews


    We are so very sorry about Martha! We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

    Kevin, Sara, Ava & Evan

    11/15/2014 –

    Teresa & Donald Riley

    I am saddened that your gone but also jealous of where you are now. I know our heavenly father welcomed you with open arms dance and party on the streets of gold I love and miss you I will always think of you when I look at my cross wind chime that you gave me you will never be forgotten

    11/14/2014 –

    Les & Cindy (Schofield)Lillie

    Hi Jeff and family, What a shock. Martha was an amazing woman, always a smile, a Hi always something to lift your spirits. She certainly will be missed. I pray that God in His infinite wisdom and love will help you Jeff and all the family.Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this time. You might not remember me, Larry Schofield(your uncle) was my brother. Take Care, Cindy Lillie

    11/14/2014 –

    Aaron and Sue Whipple

    Praying for peace for all of you back in Belding area. We still consider the FLC COG as part of a special part of our lives and Martha was part of that. What an amazing woman. We are so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted somehow in the love and grace of God during this time! We love you all!

    11/14/2014 –

    Judy Munoz

    Though we did not know each other for long, but we became fast friends. I will miss talking and laughing with you. To your family that meant the world to you, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers with all of you.

    11/14/2014 –


    Your spirit shines bright. Miss u my friend!

    11/14/2014 –

    Christine Shambeau

    You will be truly missed and never forgotten. I didn’t know you for long but I learned so much from you. I’m going to miss your I’m going to miss laughing and telling our crazy life stories. I’m also going to miss you giving me a mothers direction and disaplin at work when I needed it. My heart goes out to your family, after hearing all the stories I can only amagine how close you all must be. God bless and rest in peace.

    11/14/2014 –

    Chris R. Snyder

    Karen and I will miss you Martha. Church won’t be the same without you their. We’ll be praying for Jeff & the family. Save a place for me around the throne. If you see Junior give him a hug for me.

    11/14/2014 –

    Pastor Chris, Becky, Chelsea, &Kaittlyn Morrison

    To the family, friends and the church family in Belding. You are all in our prayers, our hearts are breaking with yours. We lost a precious lady, heaven gained an awesome warrior.
    She is sitting at the feet of Jesus enveloped in the great cloud of witnesses. We love you all.

    11/14/2014 –

    Karen Glashower

    I have no words for your loss, rest in peace my friend . .

    11/14/2014 –

    Ken and Kristen Lund

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Martha’s family. Ken and I will miss her for sure!!! After all Martha had a huge part of getting Ken and I together :) We will always be very thankful to her for that. You will always be in our hearts FooFoo!!! xoxoxo

    11/14/2014 –

    Patty Pixley

    Jeff and girls,
    I was heartbroken to find that it was Martha was the one in the accident. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard the news. Martha was a kind sweet women when ever I saw her we always found a reason to laugh. My heart goes out to all of you, she will be deeply missed. A wonderful wife, mother, grand mother and friend.

    11/14/2014 –

    Michelle Holford

    Martha was a kindered soul. I will always remember her peanut butter pies. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Prayers for the family.

    11/14/2014 –

    Jody Smith

    Martha you were loved and will be extremely missed.

    11/13/2014 –

    Tricia. Martin

    My prayers go out to her family. She was a true friend and amazing soul.

    11/13/2014 –

    sherry borst

    Martha it was such pleasure to have gotten the chance have you in my life. I know that each persons life that you came in contact with you made it a bit brighter you will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to the family in their time of lost my prayer ate with you

    11/13/2014 –

    Gacely Zarate

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, and co-worker Martha. I’ll always remember Martha fondly and feel lucky that I had the pleasure of knowing her. Martha will be missed.

    11/13/2014 –

    Jennifer Hall

    I’ve known Martha my entire meijer career. She was my boss for quite a while. She was the best boss I’ve ever had. I also considered her a friend. I will miss her dearly. My condolences to Jeff, Ariella and Athena. So sorry for such a terrible loss.

    11/13/2014 –

    Dawn Hinman

    I have known Martha for many yrs and even though we lost touch due to job changes I will always consider her my best friend. She was a lady of the finest sort.

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