In Memory: Martha Francis Deater Kerring Dennis

  • Born: September 15, 1931
  • Married: Robert LaRue Herring (1951)
  • Children:
    • Bobbie Herring Kirk
    • Cindy Sue Montross Gitschlag
    • Tim LaRue Herring
    • Mary Herring
    • Lisa Anne Herring Hunsinger
  • Married: Donald Dennis (1975)

Martha Francis Deater Herring Dennis —That is ourmickey1 Mother Submitted by: Bobbie Herring Kirk

Martha, better known as Mickey, and not to be confused with the famous mouse, was born on September 15, 1931, and is still young at heart. She is next to the youngest of twelve. She grew up in Noxen, PA.

Mickey married our father in November 1951. Bobbie arrived in 1952; Cindy was born in 1955; Tim arrived in 1958. Mickey lost a baby, Mary, in 1960. Then our blond ambition and baby of our family, Lisa, arrived in 1965.

In 1955 Mickey moved to Johnson City, NY. She worked for Endicott Johnson making shoes and sneakers. We also got to live next door to Aunt Laura Mae and Uncle Russell on the second floor.

In 1961 we moved about 30 miles from Johnson City to Candor, NY. Mickey lived there until 1975. Shortly after Lisa arrived, Mickey was left to face some challenges when our father left for the “FAR COUNTRY.” She worked at NCR (National Cash Register) in Ithaca, NY.

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