Martha Stephenson-Wachford-Metternich, 67


Martha Stephenson-Wrachford-Metternich, 67, of Springfield, died at 10:10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Cabrini Catholic Church, located at 1020 N. Milton in Springfield, with Rev. Kevin Mann, S.J.C. officiating. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be limited capacity.  Burial was held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. Butler Funeral Home in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Wrachford-Metternich was born on Dec. 27, 1952, in Hillsboro, the daughter of George and Doris Stephenson. She married David Wrachford on July 18, 1975. She married Gary Metternich on April 7, 2002, in Springfield; he preceded her in death on November 15, 2007.

Mrs. Wrachford-Metternich earned her associate degree from Lincoln Land Community College and was employed as a registered nurse with Memorial Medical Center for 15 years. She was a member of St. Cabrini Parish and a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1306.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Wrachford of Ohlman and Sherry Oakley of Springfield; grandchildren, RuthAnn, Nora, Elsie and Alauna Patton, Trent Durazzo and Alyssa Oakley; and brother, Donald Stephenson.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Stephenson; and friend, Frances Coons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Springfield, 120 S. 11th St., Springfield, IL 62703 or St. Cabrini Church, 1020 N. Milton, Springfield, IL 62702. Condolences may be left online at