Martha Ann Rorick, 76, passed away on June 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Fort Worth.
Celebration of Life: Her family desires to have her service in a city where she raised her children, Independence, Kansas. The Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4:00 p.m., August 22, 2020 at the Booth Hotel, 201 W. Main St., Independence, Kansas.
Memorials: Martha’s family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and heartwarming messages over the last several days and request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Montgomery County Kansas AWOL https://www.independenceks.gov/230/Animal-ControlAWOL-Humane-Society.
Martha was born on August 9, 1943 in Bend, Oregon, while her parents, Austin and Isabelle Cook were stationed there in the military. She was the oldest of five children, Martha, Carol, Stanley, Clay, and Niles. They grew up in New Albany, Kansas farming and causing mischief all over Wilson county. She graduated high school from Fredonia, Kansas in 1961 and attended Emporia State University for two years. Martha loved waterskiing, baseball, betting on football, dancing and most of all chocolate. Some of Martha’s passions were feeding people and picking up stray animals.
She married Ted Weeks on November 28, 1964. They had three children, Stepheny, Matthew, and Vincent. Ted and Martha later divorced, and Martha and the kids moved to Independence, Kansas. After raising her children as a single parent for several years, she married Dan Bergsten in February of 1984. They lived happily until Dan passed away in October of 1994. She later married John Rorick in May of 1997. The two opened a restaurant, John’s Kitchen and Pub, and operated it for several years until they retired in 2011. John passed in July of 2016, and Martha moved in 2018 to Fort Worth to be with family.
Survivors: Martha is survived by her four siblings, Carol Robertson, Stan Cook and wife, Billie, Clay Cook and wife, Mara, and Niles Cook, and their families; her three children, Stephany Beine and husband, Robert, Matthew Weeks and wife, Sarah, and Vincent Weeks and wife, Debra; and her grandchildren, Austin, James, and Matthew Beine, and Julia, Olivia, Aiden, and Addison Weeks.
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