Betty Martin

Posted 12/21/20

CHRISMAN — Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Grover Martin went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service is 11 a.m. to …

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Betty Martin

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CHRISMAN — Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Grover Martin went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service is 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Chrisman Christian Church. Burial immediately follows at Franklin Cemetery and is open for friends to attend. Krabel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Martin was born Sept. 17, 1933, the daughter of Wesley and Olive May Rigdon Grover. She married Stanley W. Martin Sept. 28, 1950, and they enjoyed 68 wonderful years together.

She is survived by her six children, Sharon Cunningham of Paris, Brenda (Mark) Moore of Springfield, Gary (Jane) Martin of Paris, Larry (Pam) Martin of Paris, Sara (Tim) Henn of Paris and Debra (Mike) Sullivan of Charleston; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

She is joining her parents, husband and in-laws, Glen and Mary Martin, whom she adored, in heaven.

Mrs. Martin was a busy mother of six children. She was a great cook and an avid provider, canning all the garden food she and her husband planted and cared for. She nursed, cloth-diapered, used a wringer washer and hung all laundry on the clothesline to dry for all six children. She taught through example. She was kind-hearted, very humble, hardworking and was never heard to yell or swear.

She loved God and was happiest when she sang in the choir at Chrisman Christian Church, where she was a member. She participated in helping with Bible school and special dinners at church, as well as giving and receiving cards through the card ministry. She worked at General Electric for 25 years and created a lifelong friend, Arlene Nichols. Her favorite saying was, “One day at a time,” and she truly lived by that. God only knows how many crowns she will receive in heaven.

Mrs. Martin resided at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living Haven Alzheimer’s Unit since 2014.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Meadows Senior Living Activity Fund or to Chrisman Christian Church.

Online condolences at www.krabelfuneralhome.com