Martha Purdue
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Martha Purdue
  • October 3, 1926 - June 23, 2017
  • Monroe, Georgia

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Martha Massar Purdue, of Monroe, GA, passed away June 23, 2017 at age 90. She was born in Atlanta, GA to Harvey Fischel and Julia Clay Fischel. Martha attended Commercial High School in Atlanta. She was married to John Massar and later John Purdue. Martha worked in accounts receivable for Ziegler Tools for almost 40 years. She was a past President for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Atlanta-Northlake Elks Lodge. She had a passion for flowers, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by daughters Susan Williams and Jodie Massar; grandchildren Julie Askew, Jenny Hornbuckle, Stevie Bradley, Stacy Cole, Anna Massar, Michael Massar, Ian Massar and numerous great grand children. She was predeceased by her son Rick Massar and four brothers and four sisters. She was a woman of indomitable spirit and amazing resiliency. A member of the "Greatest Generation" she grew up during The Depression and overcame many hardships and losses that would overwhelm most people. A service will be held in her honor Monday, June 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at H M Patterson Oglethorpe Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319. The family will receive guests at the funeral home Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.hmpattersonoglethorpe.com. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Aidmore Children's Home in Conyers.