Obituary: Martha Sue Brillhart, 79, of Ludington.

November 28, 2020

Sue Brillhart

Obituary: Martha Brillhart, 79, of Ludington.

Martha Sue Brillhart, 79, of Ludington, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Martha was born on March 20, 1941 in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Jonathon and Edyth (Poynter) Harrison.  She loved camping, fishing, bowling, bingo, and most importantly, spending time with family.  Among her many jobs, she was a server at Hobby Crest Resort and The Elks, sold yellow pages for West Michigan Directories (Ludington Daily News), and worked part-time at Dorrell Funeral Home.

Martha is survived by her children, Craig Alan (Mary) Rickenbrode, Chris Alexander (Kim) Ashcraft, Lisa (Gary Groth) Garn; stepchildren, Dani Brillhart, Nikki Kuebler, Lois Garn, and Al (Connie) Garn; grandchildren, Amanda (Drew) Beach, Jennifer (Alan) Derry, Justin (Katie) Garn, Stacey (Zach) Kukkonen, Keri “Kaelyn” (Nick) Harrel, Nathan (Brandi) Garn, and Derek (Jordyn) Garn; and great-grandchildren, Ben Kukkonen, Jason, Yaden, Camden Garn, Rylan and Kiera Harrel.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Pam Harrison, Linda and Gary Lucas, Lisa and Clay Stretch, Pamela Jones, Kerry and Connie Miller, and Kim and Jerry Rathey; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Stephanie and Luke Harrison, Erin and Greg Kenney, Lauren Lucas, Heather and Aaron Wood, Kelli and Doug Clark, Brian Miller, Holly Miller Hilger, Ren’e Rathey, and Jeffery Rathey.  Martha is also survived by her two beloved cats, Sissy Girl and Garfield. 

Besides her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husbands, Rolland E. Garn and Michael David Brillhart; in-laws, Ralph and Evelyn Brillhart; siblings, William (Dolores) Harrison, Marjorie “Margie” “Monie” Harrison-Jones, Carolyn (Tan) Harrison (Len) Miller, and Barbara Ann (Bobbie) Harrison; nephews, Mike and Mark Jones and William “Billy” Harrison Jr.; and niece, Karen Miller.

There are no services planned at this time.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeshore Food Club in Ludington.

Please share your fond memories and photos of Martha at www.OakGroveLudington.com. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. 

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