Martha Frances (Dixon) Quinney, 91, passed away October 10, 2020, at the home of her daughter and under the care of Hospice Savannah. She was the widow of Rev. Hugh Eugene (Gene) Quinney.
Martha was born in Savannah, Georgia, and was the only child of Franklin L. and Mattie Dixon. Her life was filled with family and music. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1947 where she was the accompanist for Glee Club and “all things musical.” She was organist and her husband was Minister of Music and Senior Adults at Garden City First Baptist Church (of which she was a charter member) for many years until they both retired in 1997. In 1998 she became organist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and remained so until her death. She was a piano teacher for years and years and had many talented students in Garden City. She will be remembered for her love of family, her quiet, steady Christian faith and influence, and her music.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a toddler daughter, Beverly Gail, and a granddaughter, Emily Martha Osborn.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Dave Rasmussen of Savannah; two granddaughters, Amy Osborn Gibson (Jason) of Cumming, GA, and Claire Osborn Feith (Corday) of Monona, WI; two step-grandsons, Dan Rasmussen (Nancy) of Adamstown, MD, and Jim Rasmussen (Margaret) of Peachtree City, GA; eleven great-grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, Hillcrest Abbey East, 1600 Wheaton Street, Savannah, GA. Please observe social distancing and wear your mask.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Martha to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 41 Main Street, Garden City, GA 31408; Hospice Savannah Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416; First Baptist Church of Garden City, 35 Nelson Avenue, Garden City, GA 31408; or a charity or organization of your choice.
Your mom was my piano teacher when I was in high school. More than learning to play the piano, she influenced my faith. I remember her as a beautiful Christian lady. I grew up to be a ministers wife as well. Thankful for her Christian witness. Praying for your family.
- Lisa Simmons Allred, Youngsville, NC
so sorry for the loss of Martha. She played the piano at my wedding when we were much younger.
- Juanita W.Rahn, Rincon, GA
Frances, I can not even begin to tell you how much your mother meant to me and Jeanne. From my earliest memories both of your parents were a major part of my life. From youth trips all over the place to holding our hand at the bed side of Jillian. The amount of comfort she and your dad gave during those hard times have been something I think of often. The best thing I can think of is we will see her again. We loved her so much and are sorry for your loss. Michael and Jeanne Crager
- Michael Crager, Fernandina Beach, Florida
Francis, Kathryn and I are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. It is always hard to lose a parent. You and your family are in our prayers.
- Frank & Kathryn Murray , Savannah, Georgia
Frances, Dave and family, Martha was such a caring person and would light up the room with her sweet smile. I know she and Gene are enjoying be with the Lord. I pray God will comfort and give you inner peace.
- June Holt, Glennville, Ga