We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Harwood Cremation and Funeral Services
Martha Marty W (Grosvenor) Wilson passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2022 at the Life Care Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She was the daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Edith Grosvenor, born on February 22, 1938. She graduated from Bourbon High School in 1956 and was a women of God and a firm believer in His word.
Martha was her legal name but if you were a friend or close family member, she was known as Marty. She raised 3 independent children and is survived by two of them, Paul Wilson of Texas and Ken (Kayisha) Wilson of Bradford, Ohio. Her daughter, Ruth Ellen and grandson, Gerald happily greeted her at Heavens gate.
Marty was a strong independent women of her time. She was a survivor, strong in her faith, and full of joy, humor and smiles everywhere she went. She had an expressional statement, take one day at a time and she did just that. She lived every day as if it were her last. She enjoyed being around children so much that she opened an in home daycare called Martys Little Helpers. She guided children of all ages and used her faith as a basis to establish friendships and relationships.
Marty had no enemies and had a large circle of friends and family. Each person she interacted with came from a place of happiness, positive intentions, and was full of happiness and love. She accepted people for who they were and always lead with grace and an abundance of compassion.
Marty truly was full of love and happiness. Even on her worst and most painful days, she lead with love. In the late 1980s, Marty became injured from doing what she loved, helping people. She injured her lower back and neck was rendered disabled. Even after her diagnosis and many, many doctor visits, she never let that get in the way of her love for people and most importantly, family.
As Marty aged, her love remained unchanged and her relationships with family grew even stronger. She helped raise two grandchildren, Kendra Worley of Dayton, IN, and Michael Wilson of Louisville, KY. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she encouraged them to always do their best no matter what. She lived through an enormous amount of pain on a daily basis but she never let that pain over shadow her love for them. When her great grandchildren arrived, Kyle and Kalee Wiott of Lafayette, IN, it was as if her love, patience, kindness, and faith were proliferated.
Marty cherished every moment with her family. She never let a day go by where she wouldnt embrace you with a huge bear hug and an I love you. Marty did not have an easy road in life. She struggled and fought and scraped for even the littlest of her possessions and at times, even food. She was more rich in love and laughter than she was in financial stability. She never looked any challenge as impossible. If she knew there was something she couldnt accomplish by herself, she prayed. And when her prayers were answered, she prayed even more.
Marty left an amazing impression on everyone she interacted with. She had an amazing spirit and essence about her. If you were having a rough day, she suffered with you and silently prayed for a better day for you. At the end stages of her life and when her congestive heart failure was too much, Im certain the only people on her mind was her family.
Marty was solid in her faith and knew where she was going, so she never worried about herself. She prayed for everyone, even people she didnt know. She had an amazing soul and will always be with the ones she loved. Marty is finally with peace, more love and without any pain.
Her body may have left this earth but her spirit, energy, and love will forever remain. She has left behind 2 additional great grandchildren (Gannon and Viola Wilson), whom knew her and cherished the limited time they had with her. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Marty also leaves behind her beloved sister, Linda Metheny of Bourbon, IN. Marty and Lin had an amazing relationship and were best friends. Marty traveled many places with Lin and her late sister, Ramona McGriff of Bourbon, IN. They all loved each other immensely, shared in their faith of God, and raised their families in love.
Marty will never be forgotten. She is already missed by many. Her spirit and love will always continue to be present, even when we dont take one day at a time.