Martina McBride is mourning the loss of her mother, Jeanne Schiff, who died on Friday (January 10th) in a Kansas hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery. Martina shared the sad news on social media with a long, detailed tribute. She wrote in part, "I spent the last week with her in ICU, with my dad, my brothers, and my sister, and a fantastic and caring team of doctors who went above and beyond to try and get her to a place where her heart would sustain her . . . Even though I wish it had ended differently I wouldn’t have traded that time with her for anything. So now we try and move forward without our matriarch. And somehow, in time, we will. Because she taught us how to be strong. I love you Mom.”

At press time, there were no details about a funeral.