Martha Ann Smith Whisenant

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“Martha, you are more than a friend you are my Land Mom. I will never forget Easter baskets, Doggy Christmas' and snow days to list a few of my...Read More »
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“Mrs. Whisenant was a wonderful Mother and will be missed. I'll keep your family in my prayers. ”
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“I miss you so much, Mom. I so look forward to being reunited with you in Heaven. As I have imagined since your departure, if you could speak to us...Read More »
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Dr. Martha Ann (Smith) Whisenant, PhD.
May 16, 1942 - August 12, 2018.

Martha Whisenant had recently become a resident of Matagorda, Texas at the time of her passing, although she lived in the Rendon-Burleson area until the last year of her life.
A career educator, Martha influenced thousands of math students throughout her years of teaching. Martha entered Heaven surrounded by her family at home after a courageous battle with cancer, ensuing in adverse effects of chemotherapy.
Born on May 16, 1942 in Fort Worth to Paul Samuel and Melissa Evergreen (Hudson) Smith, Martha married Elmer Howard Whisenant on January 25th 1959 upon graduating from Mansfield High School. After having her children, Martha pursued her education to achieve her PhD from the University of North Texas.
Martha is survived by her husband, Elmer; children Howard and Darla Whisenant; siblings Nancy Ryan and Clyde Smith; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral - Visitation held 1:00-2:00pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, Texas with Services following at 2:00pm. Interment took place at the Historical Cemetery in Matagorda, Texas.

Martha's Life Celebration service in the Rendon area where she spent the vast majority of her life will be held on Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Rendon.