Martha Sue Marek

October 10, 1934March 31, 2021

Martha Sue Marek, 86, of Independence, MO passed away March 31, 2021. Rosary will be prayed at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 8th followed by visitation from 6-8pm at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, on Friday, April 9th at 11am with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Martha was born on October 10, 1934 in Kanas City, MO to Jesse and Mary Deslean (Hatcher) Matney. She graduated from East High School and was a lifelong area resident. Martha worked for the TSA and later worked as a cashier for Walmart and retired after many years of service. She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and after it closed began attending St. Mary's and St. Mark's parishes with her family. Her hobbies included crocheting and sewing.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Deslean Matney; her beloved husband, John T. Marek, Sr.; their son, John Marek, Jr.; a brother, Robert Matney; a baby sister and a great grandson, Jonathan Scheelk. She is survived by her children, Donald R. Marek (Vicki), Debra S. Bulloc (Bob Sr.), Cynthia L. Barchers (Elvin Jr.), Michael Marek (Ronda) and Christina M. Zinevich (Michael); 19 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; three sisters, Myrtle Lee Parkson, Mary Cowell (Ron) and Marsha Schroeder (David); and sister-in-law, Sue Matney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Catholic Church.


  • Rosary

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


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Ruth Ann Fink

April 8, 2021

I know Cindy from Bunko and always loved when Sue subbed for someone. She was a special lady who made us all laugh and brightened our day! Miss you bunko mom! Thoughts and prayers for the family as she will be deeply missed.

Pat DeSchepper

April 6, 2021

I am a friend of her daughter Debbie and also know Cindy. I met Sue several times and she was a delightful lady. Debbie took such good care of her Mom. Got her groceries, did her errands and took her to the boat which Sue just loved. She will be missed by many family and friends. My prayers are with you all. God bless until we meet again in heaven.

Maryssa Metheny

April 6, 2021

I still remember the first time I met Sue at Bunco and how warm and welcoming she was to a complete stranger; rare traits to hold these days. Her smile was contagious and I really enjoyed getting to know her and her children through the funny, and sometimes feisty, stories she would tell.'re in all our hearts and will forever be missed; thank you for bringing joy to my life in the short time we knew one another.

Becky Brozovich

April 3, 2021

I am a friend of Cindy's and she and I played bunko together for a number of years. She often brought Sue to sub. Everyone loved her and enjoyed her sense of humor and we called her "our bunko mom" and she called us her " bunko girls." Specific fond memories are at Bekah's wedding reception where I got Sue to dance with me. It was so much fun! Another great memory was when Cindy brought her to visit me. It was a lovely day and we toured my garden then sat outside for a nice chat. Cindy was so good at including her mom in activities and was just the best daughter a person could have! Sue will be missed for her lovely smile and fun wit!