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Martha Valera “Delight” Counts

Funeral services for Martha Valera “Delight” Counts, 97, St. Clair, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Counts passed away at 10:45 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at St. Clair Nursing Center.

She was born June 22, 1921, in Howell County, Missouri, to Sephus R. Goodman and Verna Henry Goodman.  On August 30, 1940, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Homer Alvin Counts, who preceded her in death on November 2, 2002.  She was a long time resident of Pacific, Missouri.  Delight enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing, singing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Mrs. Counts was a member of St. Louis Family Church.

She is survived by six children, Ronald Counts and wife, Sue, Marilyn Cason and husband, Charles, Shirley McCrane, Vickie Newman and husband, Joseph, Garold Counts and wife, Leonor and Micah Counts and wife, Jessica; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and twenty-one great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband and one grandson, Scott Leach, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion (Poe Hill) Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at