Martha  Fowks
Martha was born April 25th, 1936, in Kansas City, to Fred and Adele Harris.
Professionally, she was a court reporter for much of her life. Socially, she was a founding member and the first president of the contemporary art society in Kansas City.
She spent two formative years working in Paris in the mid 1960s. This time defined her chic sense of style which is something she prided herself on for the remainder of her life.
Martha's defining personality trait was selflessness. Her wants and needs fell last in line behind all others and she cared deeply about the happiness of those in her presence.
She is survived by her husband William of 49 years; son Billy and his wife, Sally; grandson, Frankie; and sister, Regina Hartnett; and will be dearly missed.
A future memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Published on September 8, 2019


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Patrice Starkovich
Nov 07, 2019
You were my mentor, inspiration and, above all, my dear friend. It was a privilege to know you and a whole lot of fun.
Jan Allison Roll
Oct 02, 2019
My beloved stepfather, Edward “Ned” Roll, was a friend of a lifetime of Martha’s, from the time he pushed her in the swing. He loved Martha, and Freddie and Adele would humor Ned when he was their young neighbor who loved the smell of Adele’s cooking: A lifetime of friendship between our families has endured for generations now. I have always loved and looked up to Martha and Bill, I love and remember Freddie and Adele. My mother Nancy and our family loves all of your family so very much. We send our condolences to you all, Bill and Regina and Margaret and Tommy, and all. Bill, we love you very much. Love, Jan Roll, on behalf of myself and my mother Nancy Roll, and my brother Mark ...Roll.Read more
Jan A. Roll
Oct 02, 2019
Ann Leach
Sep 10, 2019
I will always remember Martha's kindness and her wonderful support and volunteer hours for Spiva Center for the Arts. Peace and comfort to the family as we lovingly release Martha to the next right step of her journey.
Jan (Webb) Brown
Sep 10, 2019
Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain but hold onto the memories because forever they will remain.