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Born May 11, 1913, in Loup County Martha Peters, 92, of Cairo, Neb., formerly of the Taylor/Loup County area, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Cairo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, in Taylor, Neb., with the Rev. Dale Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Madison Square Cemetery west of Taylor.
Mrs. Peters was born May 11, 1913, in Loup County to Milton H. “Dick” and Sarah (Dilsaver) Sheldon. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Reynolds, second husband, Ralph Young, third husband, Britton Peters, and a son, Bill Reynolds, of Boelus, Neb.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Raymond Robertson, of Cairo, Neb.; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Edward Reynolds, of Arizona, Duane and Shirley Reynolds, of Litchfield, Neb., Raymond and Betty Reynolds, of Ava, Larry Reynolds, Burlington, Colo., and John Reynolds, of Hazard, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Deb Reynolds, of Boelus, Neb.; three sisters, Albertha Cole, of Sargent, Neb., Lula Gardner, of Iowa, and LaVonne Patterson, of Missouri; a brother, Howard Sheldon, of Kansas; a sister-in-law, Ruby Shelton, of Taylor, Neb.; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Martha was the second born out of eight children. She was united in marriage to Ernest Reynolds in 1933. Seven children were born to this union.
She graduated from Loup County High School in 1931, having celebrated her 74-year class reunion in Taylor High School.
Martha loved her yard and garden, and spent lots of time enjoying her winter birds. Lots of her time was spent reading, quilting and sewing.
She was a devoted Christian who taught adult Sunday school classes for 50 years. She was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a great-grandson, Alex Reynolds, of Litchfield, Neb., and three brothers, Morris, Wilson and Walter Sheldon.