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Martha Crabtree Strecker

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Martha Crabtree Strecker of Plano, a retired legal assistant with the firm of Hicks, Gillespie, Rosen in Dallas, died on Oct. 18 in Downingtown, PA, following several years of

declining health. She had recently turned 79. Funeral services were Monday in Sulphur Springs, where she was born and grew up.

The daughter of Lawrence Lee Crabtree and the former Ruby Pepper, Mrs. Strecker obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and her Masters in education from The University of Texas. She was a member of the American Association of University Women in the 1960s, as well as a member of the Nancy Horton Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Dallas, where she made her home for much of her adult life.

A passionate reader, Martha Strecker took an avid interest in art, history, and classical music; she especially enjoyed travel to Europe and to the American Southwest. Martha loved mystery novels, cats, wildflowers, and especially her hobby of genealogy.

Her marriage to Richard A. Strecker, now deceased, ended in divorce in 1980. The couple had two children, Karen Elizabeth Strecker Reidy of Denton, TX, and Susannah Kristine Strecker Ignatin of Downingtown, PA who survive them. Other survivors include her sons-in-law; two grandsons, William Lawrence Strecker of Austin, TX, and Thomas Graeme Reidy of Denton, TX; as well as several cousins: Margaret and J.R. Ingram of Sherman, TX, Barbara and Rich Neidinger of Charlottesville, NC, and James and Denise Ingram of Leonard, TX.

A Facebook page has been created in her memory; friends are invited to share their stories. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that friends and family make a donation in her name to the Plano Public Library.

 

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