Martha D. Shanks

August 13, 1938 - August 25, 2017

Martha D. Shanks, 79, of Pana, died Friday, August 25, 2017 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.  She was born August 13, 1938 in Bethany, IL, daughter of the late Clarence & Thelma (Pruit) Cushing.

She was a homemaker.  She loved spending time with her children & grandchildren and she loved them all very much.

Martha married Riley Lancaster and together they had a daughter, Tina Lancaster of Pana & a son, the late Robert Lancaster.  She married Ralph Clutter and together they had two daughters, Penny (Luke) Hardy of Pana & Diane (Dustin) Hocq of Pana.  She then married Carl Shanks and a step daughter, Pamela Shanks preceded Martha in death.  Martha is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a brother, Clarence Cushing, Jr.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Alfred Cushing.

Funeral Information

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption with Pastor Leon Goff officiating.

Donations Information

Memorials may be made to the family.

Martha D. Shanks

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