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Martha Hart was called back to God August 19, 2016, at age 83 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Martha was born on September 5, 1932. She attended Bosse High in Evansville, Indiana and trained as a secretary before moving to Washington, District of Columbia to work at the Pentagon. Her next moves took her to Seattle, Washington to work for Boeing and then to Worcester and Holden, Massachusetts. In Massachusetts she had three sons, Shawn, Keith and Craig and in 1976 they moved to Monticello, Kentucky. Martha worked first as a teaching assistant at Monticello School and then as a secretary at Beldens Corporation for many years, a position she retired from before working part time for the Monticello Church of the Nazarene, where she was also a member. In 2007 Martha began her international adventure and moved to the Republic of Georgia, followed by a move to Tanzania in 2011. In 2015 she returned to Alexandria, Virginia.

Martha loved to sew and made all the outfits she wore. She also enjoyed reading and being involved in church, be it the choir or a member of the womens club. She always brought a sense of calm grace to every situation and understood the power of God to work in peoples lives.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Brown and Arvel Oberhausen; and brothers Vince Oberhausen and Jack Oberhausen. She is survived by her brother Brent Oberhausen; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Oberhausen and Linda Oberhausen; sons, Shawn Hart of Idaho, Keith Hart of Kentucky and Craig Hart of Vietnam, daughter-in-law, Svetlana Hart; and, three grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner and Sonya.

The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehab Center, Optum Hospice Care and The Journey Church. Per her wishes, no memorial will be observed. Donations may be made by check to The Journey, with a note Womens Club Martha Hart, mailing address: 6427 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150. Web site: http://thejourneysite.org/
Published on August 23, 2016
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