Obituary: Martha Jenice (Malchar) O’Kelley


Martha Jenice (Malchar) O’Kelley, 64, of Batesville passed away April 5, 2021.

She was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rudolph and Lois (Hazel) Malchar.

Martha was incredibly loving and generous. Her enthusiastic nature made being around her a blessing. She had an indescribable love for her children whom she considered her greatest accomplishments. Martha treasured every moment spent with loved ones.

Survivors include two daughters, Misty King (Quinton) of Salado, Tami Edgin (Jonathan) of Batesville; one son, Bradford O’Kelley of the home; three siblings, Sharon Easley of McKinney, Texas, Randolph Malchar (LeDawn) of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Kathleen Laster (Charles) of Shawnee, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Phillip Spencer, Christian Wallis-Edgin (Heather), Carmin Edgin, Celsi Edgin, Cadin Edgin, Rian Jewlianna King, Alexander O’Kelley, Mya O’Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Wallis-Edgin, Scarlet Wallis-Edgin, and Piper Edgin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Lois Malchar and Robert O’Kelley; sister, Pamela Stell.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8th at Roller Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

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