Martha Hudson-Shaleen
March 23, 1924 - September 14, 2009


Life Legacy

SHALEEN, MARTHA (Peggy) HUDSON, age 85, peacefully went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, September 14, 2009. Peggy was an active, joyful member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church of Sebring. She had a nursing home for 10 years in their Port Huron, MI home, travelled nationally 23 years with late husband as Gospel Clown and Bear, “Mopsy and Derby”. They shared the Gospel with young and old through VBS, Children’s Crusades and puppets. She was also a sought after speaker and singer for many banquet and events. Peggy started a Bible Study at Whisper Lake Mobile Home Park which she taught faithfully for fourteen years. Peggy is survived by her precious and cherished husband of eleven wonderful years, Loren; daughters, Bonnie (Ken) Lambert, Sebring and Debi (Paul) Large, Okeechobee, FL and son, Michael (Gloria) Hudson, Louisville, KY. Peggy is also survived by step-children, Nolan (Joan) Hudson, Nashville, MI, Ginette Graubner, Flint, MI, Kay (Kevin) McClurg and Bill (Cindy) Shaleen, both of Ft. Wayne, IN, Mary (Eric) Hansen, Graham, WA and Teresa Shaleen, Rush City, MN. Peggy has 23 grandchildren that she loved very much and was blessed with 15 great grandchildren, as well. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ralph S. Hudson, three brothers, Paul, John and Jim Pegg; sisters, Esther Lilienthal and Ruth Carlson. She is survived by one sister, May Louise Schneider and many nieces and nephews that were all so dear to her heart. A celebration of her life will be held 6:00 pm, Friday, September 18, 2009 at Whispering Pines Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Trinkle officiating. Memorials may be made to Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring, FL 33872 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1635, Sebring, FL 33871-1635. MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL.


Born: March 23, 1924
Place of Birth: Pontiac, MI
Death: September 14, 2009
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Occupation: Home Missionary
Organizations: Whispering Pines Baptist Church

Preceded In Death By

Ralph S. Hudson, Spouse
Paul Pegg, Brother
John Pegg, Brother
Jim Pegg, Brother
Esther Lilienthal, Sister
Ruth Carlson, Sister

           Survived By;

Loren Shaleen, Spouse
Bonnie (Ken) Lambert, Daughter
Debi (Paul) Large, Daughter
Michael (Gloria) Hudson, Son
May Louise Schneider, Sister
Nolan (Joan) Hudson, Step-Son
Ginette Graubner, Step-daughter
Kay (Kevin) McClurg, Step-daughter
Bill (Cindy) Shaleen, Step-son
Mary (Eric) Hansen, Step-daughter
Teresa Shaleen, Step-daughter
23 grandchildren
15 great grandchildren


09/17/2009 - Mike and Sue Filisky
Peggy was an inspiration to us. Even though we did not see her often, we always enjoyed the opportunity to visit and reconnect with her. She was a god-inspired lady who had the love of Jesus is her heart!


09/17/2009 - Clara Johnson
I've known your mom for many years she has always been a great lady and dear friend, She always had a ear to listen and a Bible verse to match your problem. There will always be a special spot in my heart for her.


09/17/2009 - mary thorlton
your mother will be greatly missed. i really didn't see her alot, but when i did, she always had a smile and could always make me smile. she will be greatly missed. she is in the presence of the Lord today and that should make us all smile. my prayers are with you bonnie.


09/18/2009 - Linda Amundson Englund
We will always remember Mopsey and Derby - they were so special to all the children at VBS time with their trailer full of goodies and entertainment. What staminia they had to make sure the children learned about Jesus. What a blessing to know your mom was faithful in serving her Lord. She was such a sweet lady - her picture really brings back memories.... Love you all. Praying for peace and comfort. LINDA


09/18/2009 - Tim and Karen Wensel
Aunt Mart was our rock! You could always count on her for solid, Biblical advice, a heartfelt prayer, a robust laugh, and a wonderful hug! She was the first one I called when my Mom was diagnosed with cancer and she came to help me for 6 weeks. She was MORE than willing to tell anyone about her love for Christ and she was never ashamed of who she was. I will miss her terribly but look forward when I will see her again.


09/18/2009 - Mark Shaleen
Loren, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mark,Gary,Florence and Linda.


09/19/2009 - Darrell Foltz
Dear Loren, Bonnie, Debi and Mike: I mourn the passing of Peggy. I share with you the loss of a great woman... a big influence in my life. She was also a cheerleader for my ministry efforts. It is a privilege to have known her. Earth experiences loss... Heaven gains a prize. I pray for you all in the days ahead. Love, Darrell