Martha Jean Fields

Martha Jean Fields

1929 – 2023

Martha Jean Estes Fields, 93, passed away Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  She was born October 17th, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to William and Ethel Estes.  She graduated from Prague High School and attended East Central State College for one year.  She married Robert Fields on June 5th, 1949.  They lived in Ada, Oklahoma where she worked for Witherspoon Finance while Robert Completed his degree.  They remained in Ada for 14 years.  The family moved to Edmond in 1962 where Robert went to work for the University of Central Oklahoma.  Martha worked for the Edmond Tag Agency, Kelly Girls, and served as an Election Poll Inspector for many years.  Martha was a member of First Christian Church where she was active in the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, the CWF Hope Group, and served as a Reception Team Coordinator.  She was also active in the Modern Home Extension Club and the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1981 and was appointed to the Oklahoma Grand Chapter.  She was a member of Lamb’s Club, Amaranth, delivered Meals on Wheels, took Art Classes, and enjoyed playing games at the Senior Center.  Martha loved cooking for and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, of 56 years; her parents, Ethel and William; and two brothers and one sister, John Estes, Bill Estes, and Eleanor Trochta.

Martha is survived by her children, Robert W. Fields and his wife Carole, and Carol Hawkins and her husband Carl; four grandsons, Brian Fields, Mark Fields, Brad Hawkins and his wife Lucie, and Kyle Hawkins and his wife Samantha; and six great-grandchildren, Emile and Sadie Fields, Rose, Gabriel, and Theodore Hawkins, and Evie Sansnett.  She also leaves behind two brothers-in-law, Ernest Trochta and Charles W. Fields and his wife Ruth; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Estes and Geneva Estes and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28th, at Matthews Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29th, 2023 in the chapel of First Christian Church of Edmond, with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund at First Christian Church P.O. Box 3548 Edmond, OK 73083 make checks payable to First Christian, memo line: Building Fund.

1 thought on “Martha Jean Fields”

  1. Shannon Friedman

    Martha showed me only kindness in the 14 years I was a part of the family, and she continued to show me love and respect in the years to follow. I loved her, and she was a joy and a blessing to me and my family.

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