Martha Adcock, 89, Dickinson, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Josephs Hospital and Health Center. Marthas Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Fr. Todd Kreitinger as the celebrant. Interment will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Visitation will be on Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a rosary & vigil at 7 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with Deacon Ron Keller presiding.
Martha Emily Kovash was born March 15, 1924 on her great-grandfathers homestead north of New Hradec and was delivered by her great-grandmother. She was raised and educated at New Hradec, attending Sts. Peter & Paul Grade School. Martha was unable to attend high school until she was 18 due to the war, and she was needed on the farm. She graduated from Model High School in Dickinson at the age of 21. She then went on to earn her nursing degree at St. Alexius Nursing program in Bismarck.
Martha met Raymond Adcock at a dance in New Hradec and the two were united in marriage on March 3, 1957. The two made St. Patricks as their church home. She had worked at St. Josephs Hospital for one year prior to beginning a 36 year career at Rogers & Gumpers Clinic.
She belonged to the Art Association, Nurses Association, Rosary Society of New Hradec, St. Patricks Catholic Church, and the Czech Heritage Society. She enjoyed needle work, knitting, crocheting, bobbin lace, growing flowers, making and giving away peanut brittle, and honey cookies. Her and Ray loved to travel.
Martha is survived by five siblings, Robert Kovash, Billings, Mont., Lillian Sadowsky, Dickinson, Laudie Kovash, Bozeman, Mont., Arlene (Russ) Lee, Staples, Minn., and Marietta (Cliff) Davis, Dickinson; sisters-in-law, Irene Kovash, Billings, Mont., and Marlene Kovash, Missoula, Mont.; and numerous, very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray on August 27, 2009; her parents; four brothers, Vic, Richard, Bruno, and Charlie; brother-in-law, Alfred Sadowsky; sisters-in-law, Laura Kovash, Jayne Kovash and Blanche Kovash; and nephew, Mark Sadowsky.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, ND, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.