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Martha R. (Thompson) Hadfield
April 13, 1957 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Martha R. Hadfield, 66, of Leavenworth, Kansas, and formerly of Carterville, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 13, 1957, in Viroqua Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Pamela (Baker) Thompson.
She attended the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and graduated with a degree in theater. After graduation she worked at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for a few years before joining the Army. She was a signal corps officer in the Army and was stationed in Korea where she met her husband, Bill. Martha was married to Billy Joe Hadfield on December 12, 1987, at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Martha was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She enjoyed theater and music and was known for her beautiful singing voice.
Martha is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Bill; her daughter, Molly; son, Byron; and her grandchild, Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Pamela, and brother, Peter.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2023, at Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Jason Holden officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Army National Guard Ritual Team, Carterville American Legion Post, and the Herrin V.F.W. and American Legion Post.
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville assisted the family with local arrangements.