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Mrs. Mary Martha Northern, 75, of Corsicana passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born on June 29, 1941 in Corsicana to Gene and Mary Franks.
She was affectionately known to many as "The Tax Lady". She owned Northern Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service for over 30 years. She loved her business and her customers, spending many nights working past midnight. She was a tower of strength for all who knew her. She was generous to a fault to family and friends, always willing to help anyone that needed her. Her devotion to her husband and family knew no bounds.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; parents; brothers, Gene and Ray and a sister, Shirley.
She is survived by her sons, Donald, Jr., Aaron, and Lance Northern and wife Ondrea; daughter, Donise Northern; brothers, Roy and wife Patricia and Clyde and wife Shirley Anne; sisters, Glenda and husband Jerry and Sue and brother-in-law, Leonard Yarbrough and sister-in- law Jo Burkholder. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Twilight Home and Mercy Hospice for the loving care they provided in her final years.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Mary Martha Northern obituary.
Published on January 23, 2017
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