- April 27, 1931 - July 22, 2013
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Martha Roberts Kahl Martha Roberts Kahl, 82, of Hilton Head, SC, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was surrounded at home by her family. Martha was born on April 27, 1931 in Bumpus Mills, TN. She was the daughter of the late Mary Pugh Roberts and William Curtis Roberts. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Roberts Potter of Oak Ridge, TN. Mrs. Kahl is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Keith G. Kahl. In addition she is survived by her three children; W. Keith Kahl and wife Tina of Knoxville, TN, Kathy Kahl Arey and husband Mel of Charlotte, NC and Mary Kahl Monroe and husband John of Knoxville, TN. She is also survived by five grandchildren whom she cherished and adored, Kristen Arey, Ashley Arey, Lauren Arey, Madison Kahl and Tim Monroe. Martha graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1951 and moved to Clarksville to teach, where she met her husband. They traveled extensively through Western Europe while he served in the Eleventh Airborne Division as an Airborne Ranger. They eventually settled in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where they lived for forty years before retiring to Hilton Head Island. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a treasure to all who knew her, especially the many stray pets she took in over her lifetime. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, SC. A reception will immediately follow the service. A graveside service will be held in Oak Ridge, TN on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family offers their special appreciation to the wonderful caregivers of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry (PO Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910; http://www.hospicecarelc.org ) or Shelter Animal Rescue Group (124 Newell Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; (http://www.shelteranimalsrescue.org ).