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Martha Louise (Lecka) Johnson

September 13, 1923 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 95)



JOHNSON CITY - Martha L. Johnson, 95, passed away on September 19, 2018. A native of Washington County, TN, she was born on September 13, 1923 to Louis and Willie Lecka.


She was a graduate of Science Hill High School and Milligan College. She worked for the U.S. Government for many years, retiring in 1984 from the Social Security Office in Morristown.

Martha was an avid bowler and began her bowling career at the Mountain Home bowling alley. In the early 1960s, her official, sanctioned bowling career began with her being the first Secretary of the Johnson City Women’s International Bowling Association and later, becoming the Tennessee State Secretary of the Bowling Association for many years which to Martha was an honor. Martha was a member of the 600 Club and celebrated in 2015, 50 Years of bowling the National Tournaments. Martha had many lifetime friends that she loved and who loved her too. Martha also was a voracious reader and loved to travel. Say the word “GO” and she was ready!


In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Maria L. Kegley and her brother, James L. Lecka.


Those left to cherish her memory are two nephews, James L. Lecka and J. Kerby (Kristina) Lecka and great-nephews, Jack (Dakota), Trevor, and Liam Lecka, all of Newbury Park, California, and special friends and caregivers, Tom and Vicki Webster of Johnson City.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends for 10:00 A.M. until the service hour.


Graveside services will follow the service at Oak Hill cemetery in Johnson City.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Oak Hill Cemetery, 205 Rector Lane, Limestone, TN 37681

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