Martha Stephens Compton

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

MARTHA STEPHENS COMPTON, a resident of Shell Knob, Mo., was born July 27, 1938, in Winter Beach, Fla., a daughter of Oliver H. and Cornelia (Sapp) Stephens. She died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in her home at the age of 65.

Mrs. Compton was a homemaker. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Billie and her husband, Joe Cockrell of Shell Knob and Laura and her husband, Richard Roesch of Panama City Beach, Fla.; her son Cliff and his wife Yvonne Jones of Bakersfield, Calif.; two granddaughters, Chanese and Emily; three grandsons, Landon, Lance and Chance; one great-grandson, Layton; five sisters; niece Debbie Jacobs; several other relatives and a host of friends.

One June 8, 1976, she was united in marriage with Don Compton, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Oliver H. and Cornelia Stephens.

Mrs. Compton was cremated. Arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. nelsonfuneral. com.