Inner City Impact - Chicago, Illinois
Martha Bennefield Ebker, age 79, on Friday, May 18, 2018 went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She was born in San Augustine, Texas, on April 11, 1939. At the age of 10 she moved to Wichita, Kansas. After high school she attended Harding University where she met her husband, Gerald Ebker. They were married on August 28, 1960.
They moved to Houston, Texas where both of their children Michelle Ann Ebker and Gerald Keith Ebker were born. They lived there until 1976.
They spent the next 18 years living in the Washington D.C. area before retiring to the family farm near Owensville, MO in 1994.
She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church of Hermann, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years Gerald Ebker; Son Keith Ebker (Amy) of St. Louis, MO; and their children Chelsea Dunlap (Greg) of Kirkwood, MO and Virginia Leigh of Green Bay, WI. Son-in-Law Jeffrey Manuel of Centreville, VA; His daughters, Allison Rene, Christina Ebker, and Madison Lorene (all of Centreville, VA). Sister Mandy Tiller (Rickey) of Alvin, TX.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Michelle Ebker Manuel (Jeffrey) of Centreville, VA. Siblings, Sarah Wilhite of Cheyenne Wells, CO; Marvin Bennefield (Roxanna) of El Paso, TX; Royce Bennefield of El Paso, TX.
Services will include:
Visitation on Saturday, May 26 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 PM
Both services will be held at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, MO.