Martha DuBois
1940 - 2020
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Martha Ann DuBois blew in on May 3rd 1940. She was raised on a farm in Fort Scott, Kansas by her parents, Preston and Dorothy Patterson, with a passion for horses and love and respect for the Earth and all animals. Her love of music led her to become an accomplished pianist and expert organist in several churches. She also played the harp.

She had seven kids, (3 of them triplets) 10 grandkids, and five great-grandchildren. She moved to Lawrence in 1976, where she attended KU, receiving honors with her bachelor's in English and Masters in TESL.

Hurricane Martha blew out on September 28, 2020, in the home of her daughter Jennifer DuBois, surrounded by her family. She was greeted by her beloved parents and daughter Angela Hawkins' and son Caesar DuBois. We will see you on the other side for a cup of tea! We love you Mama!!

Lawrence Chapel Oaks Cremation & Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements. See for sending online condolences.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Oct. 4, 2020.
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October 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. You have experienced so much loss in recent years. I hope joy can find its way back into your lives. I loved Martha’s obituary; so many interesting and wonderful things about her that I did not know. What an amazing woman! May peace flow to you all like a river.
Rachelle Rasing Patterson
October 7, 2020
Dear DuBois Family,
Thinking of you all as I read your mother's obituary. The picture captures a confident and lovely woman.
Sending love and condolences.
Carol Pilant
Carol Pilant
October 6, 2020
Jennifer and family, Steve and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ginger and Steve Wingert
October 5, 2020
I have so many memories. In most of them Martha is smiling and spending time with her kids. She had a free and wild spirit. I will be thinking of you girls (Suzy, Jennifer and Erin),Marco and Timmy in the coming weeks.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Shawna Radcliffe
October 5, 2020
You Will be missed!The tools you gave to other's in a caring and thoughtful way in there life I'm sure they are holding on too them. And in each and every New Day that Kindness is in our hearts.Along with that smile.. I thank you!! Path is open Rome free my friend!!
debi haas
October 4, 2020
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Carole Tomlinson
October 4, 2020
My memories as a teen age friend of her children she was always an amazingly patient women kind hearted and so friendly. Always had a smile on her face, my heart and prayers go out to he family !!!
Candy Patterson
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