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Martha Ehrsam

September 14, 1934 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 87)


Martha Ann (Bright) Ehrsam, age 87, passed away after a stroke on January 14, 2022 at home surrounded by family. She was born the fifth of seven children to Helen (Sexton) and Francis Bright on September 14, 1934 in Arcola, Illinois.

Martha is survived by her loving children, Dean Harrington, and Cinda (Greg) Bauman, stepchildren Angela (Angie) Henderson and Dale Ehrsam. Her wonderful sister, Kay (Alan) Atteberry, also survives. She will be missed by her grandchildren Brittany, Sedona, Derek, and Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome (Jerry) Ehrsam after 33-years of marriage, three brothers; Junior, Ronald, Gerald (Eleanor) Bright, and two sisters; Rosemary (Edward) Biscupski, and Joyce (John) Harrington.

Martha graduated from Arcola High School and attended one year at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

She had many jobs but enjoyed typing term papers and thesis for college students at home the most. Later, she worked and retired from NCTE as a word processor.

Martha loved visits from family and friends, reading, bird watching (especially the blue birds and gold finches on the feeders), and spending time with the ladies helping to make quilts to be sent all over the world as part of the Christian world relief sewing group.

Her children will remember her as the most loving, supportive mother who put them before everything. Martha was a classy, quiet, sweet lady with an adorably spunky, onery attitude that emerged once you got to know her.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be held in the springtime.

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Family to do services at later date

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Mahomet, IL 61853

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