Martha S. Webb of Signal Mountain passed away on November 9, 2019. Born June 6, 1918 to Richard W. and Marie Delong Sweet and raised in Phoenix, NY, the eldest of three children. A descendant of Dr. Caleb Sweet, a surgeon on General George Washington’s staff. Granddaughter of Thaddeus C. Sweet, the Speaker of the NY State Assembly (1914 – 1920) and then a US Representative. She met John G. Webb, Jr. in Fredericksburg, VA, and they married on April 22, 1943. They had 4 boys and in 2006 made their last move, moving to Alexian Village. They were married for 67 years before “Dad” died. She loved (and kept) family history, letters, and photographs. They travelled extensively and entertained often at “Still Waters,” always desiring to spend time with family (and friends) usually involving food. She loved cooking, recipes and cookbooks. The many family and friends who knew her have been blessed.
She was a member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian and active in other churches that she attended including Highlands Presbyterian in Lafayette, GA and Wayside Presbyterian on Signal Mountain. She was also active in many civic, community and recreational clubs and groups including participating until recently in functions with Chapter Q of PEO and her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta (Cornell University, Class of ’40).
She was preceded in death by husband, John G. Webb, Jr.; sons, Richard S. Webb and Daniel H. Webb; and brothers, Thaddeus Sweet and Richard Sweet.
She is survived by sons, John G. (Fain) Webb, III and Tim F. (Dede) Webb; daughter-in-law, Jane Webb; sisters-in law, Jean Sweet O’Brien and Sharon Sweet; grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Worton, Philip (Katya) Webb, Aidan (Misty) Webb, Matt Webb, Eleanor (Tim) Wallis, Skye Webb and Dan (Lillie) Webb; and a number of great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Widows Harvest Ministries (P.O.Box 2307, Chattanooga, TN 37409-2307 www.widows.org), Hospice of Chattanooga (4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 – www.hospiceofchattanooga.org) or Alexian Scholarship Fund (437 Alexian Way, Signal Mtn., TN 37377)
There will be a memorial service at 12 noon on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain/Walden. A visitation will be prior to the service from 10am to 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
Arrangements are being made by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 www.lanefh.com
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