Martha Jo Cole Detwiler, died April 18, 2012, following complications from surgery. She is survived by her son, Jack Detwiler and his wife, Cathy; and her daughter, Marti Detwiler Friest and her significant other, Kenneth Wendt and Ed Friest. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrea (Kurt) Zimmer, Zach (Tina) Friest, and Matthew Detwiler; and five great-grandchildren, Jesse, Aaliyah, and Logan Friest; and, Tyler and Kamryn Zimmer . Additionally, he is survived by her brother, Max Cole and sisters, Carolyn (Paul) Elmore, and, Jeanie (Wilbur) Green; and sister-in-law, Mina (Eddie) Detwiler Ogelsby; and brother-in-law, Winston (Vickey) Detwiler.
Mrs. Detwiler was born in Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas to Edward Harrington Cole and Artus Reva (Brewer) Cole on May 10, 1938.. She graduated from Sidney High School and was married to Larry Jean Detwiler on October 6, 1956 in Douglas, Kansas. They moved their family from Kansas to Blytheville, Arkansas, where they lived for 17 years before moving to Mt. View in 1982. She and her husband farmed and raised chickens before they began driving trucks cross-country for many years prior to her retirement. She was also employed as a cashier at the Nu-Way Grocery Store for several years and became friends to many coworkers and store patrons.
Her hobbies and interests included: gardening, reading, sewing and needlework, puzzles, and spending time with her family, friends, and our-legged friends, as well as, feeding her the many hummingbirds that came to her home every summer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday afternoon, April 24, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Shady Lawn Gospel Chapel on Southeast Hwy 5, from Mt. View to Drasco.