Martha Ann Greenhoe Kaufman, 71, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022.
Born in Sheridan, Michigan, Martha was the daughter of the late Austin and Lena Greenhoe. Martha graduated from Carson City High School, and earned her bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Manchester College. After her marriage to Robert Kaufman in 1972, the couple volunteered in Kenya, East Africa for three years. Returning to Kalamazoo Michigan, she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Western Michigan University. She worked in adoptions for five years before returning to a life of volunteer work. She and her husband moved to Culebra, Puerto Rico, with Brethren Volunteer Service where she helped the community found a center to address the needs of special needs children on the small isolated island, an organization that continues to provide services today. After 20 years her family moved to Savannah Georgia. There she worked in foster care, acted as a certified interpreter in the Judicial system, and provided classes in Domestic Violence for Spanish speakers until her death.
Surviving are her husband Robert Kaufman, son Jesse Kaufman, brother Bruce Greenhoe, sister Brenda Greenhoe, nephews Brandon (Teri) Greenhoe and Jacob Greenhoe, niece Rachael (Nishan) Greenhoe Pethiyagoda, and granddaughter Savana Jessilyn Kaufman.
A memorial service is 3pm Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Families First Funeral Care at 1328 Dean Forest Road, Savannah Georgia, with calling hours from 2:30pm.
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