Marty started playing for church when she was in high school, under the encouragement of Ruth Fort. She graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan college with a B.A in Music Performance. She was a Graduate Assistant in the Music Department at the University of Wyoming.
After living in many different states, Marty returned to Owensboro in 1985. She was a pianist at a Methodist Church in every city she lived in.
Marty retired from OPS as a Teaching Assistant. She taught at St. John’s Preschool and taught music lessons at DJ’s Music for over 20 years.
After retiring from DJ’s Music, Marty became the accompanist for the Burns Middle School and Apollo High School Chorus Programs.
Marty has been a member of St. John since she was 21 months old. Four generations of her family were attending St. John at one time.
Marty is married to Tom Shively and has 2 children who attend St. John, Alalesa Huffman and Joshua Bowles and 3 Grandsons, Sebastian, Elijah, and Isaiah.