Martha Cheek Rudd

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Martha Cheek Rudd


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Martha Cheek Rudd, 91, of Fort Myers, Florida and Lexington, passed away on September 15, 2018.

She was born in Manhattan, Kansas and grew up in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Martha B. Cheek, Jr. She was educated at Stuart Hall, Staunton, Virginia and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Martha spent her career at the University of Kentucky, working in the college of Agriculture Economics and later in the college of Social Work.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank J. and Martha B. Cheek, Jr.; her beloved husband, Robert W. Rudd; and her stepdaughter, Susan E. Rudd.

Martha is survived by her stepdaughter, Sally (John) Rudd Lambert, Sugar Land, Texas; Robert W. Rudd, Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Beth) C. Rudd, Jason R. Rudd, Jessica R. Lambert; and three great-grandchildren.

The family extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to dear friends Jim and Cathy Houba. Martha will be honored by loved ones during a celebration ceremony and her ashes will be interred with her husband and her parents.