Martha F. Testerman

BARTLETT — Martha F. Testerman, 83, of rural Bartlett passed away at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arno Testerman, on April 15, 2019.

Martha Faye Stapleton was born on July 30, 1937, in Oswego to Fred and Marchie (Sprouse) Stapleton. She grew up in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School in 1955. She first began working in the office of the Labette County register of deeds. From 1962 until 1966, she worked in the county clerk’s office. In 1966 she began working at the Bartlett Co-Op Association, where she worked for 30 years, retiring in 1996.  

Martha was a member of Bartlett Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

On Jan. 25, 1958, she and Arno L. “Onnie” Testerman were married in Miami, Oklahoma. The couple lived in Bartlett until purchasing their farm in 1976 south of Bartlett, where they had lived since.  Survivors include a son, Randy Leon Testerman and his wife, Deborah Ann, of rural Bartlett; three granddaughters, Carmen, Emily Faye Layton and her husband, Heath, and Randi Lynn; great-grandchildren, Paden Lay and his wife, Stormy, Loren Stice and her husband, Kaleb, Cameron Reitemeier and her husband, Ike, Deakyn Hendrix, Dominique and Saylor Layton; and great-great-granddaughters, Macey and Harper Lay.

The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Creek Cemetery. Friends may sign the register from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett Christian Church.

Memorials are suggested to Bartlett Christian Church, Lake Creek Union Cemetery Association or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

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