In Memoriam: Martha McClain - Written by Miguel

Martha McClain was a shining example of a true Kentuckian, a woman who dedicated her life to serving others.

Martha’s passion was giving back to the heroic men and women of our armed forces. As a member of the women’s auxiliary for the Air Force, she strengthened hearts in turmoil by providing emotional support to the wives of active duty or retired service men. At events for the families of active duty military, Martha would bring a unique spirit of good will by offering face painting.

On one occasion, Martha helped organize a small fundraiser to purchase an urn for the widow of a Navy veteran whose husband had prematurely died from a seizure. Martha ultimately put forth half the money for the urn, which was thoughtfully crafted with the proud symbol of an eagle.

Martha’s enthusiasm for helping others find healing led her to become a proponent of herbal medical alternatives. Though she had every right to spend the twilight of her life restfully enjoying the fruits of decades of hard work, Martha tirelessly devoted her last days to preparing care packages of herbal alternatives for military veterans who had been cut off their medication or who wanted a less toxic option.

Martha’s McClain’s is a legacy that will always be felt, remembered, and treasured by her family and friends, by our military community, and by the people of Kentucky.