Mary F. Martin, nee Brown, of Cherryville, MO was born on Tuesday, July 19, 1932 in Cherryville, MO to John Edward Brown and Nellie Leatha Brown (nee Tallent). She passed away at her home on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 16 days.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Crawford County and attended Cherryville High School. She had accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and was of the Pentecostal faith. She married the love of her life, Dwight Paul Martin on June 10, 1950 in Davisville, MO and to this union four children were born. Mary was a homemaker and picked strawberries and grapes seasonally for the Helmerings. She enjoyed cooking, canning and sewing. She liked to play Rummy and Yahtzee with her grandchildren. Most of all, the most important thing to her was her family and spending time with them. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Nellie Brown; parents-in-law James and Sara Martin; husband Dwight Paul Martin; infant son Dwight Edward Martin; son Leonard Gene Martin; siblings Mabel Callahan, Eddie Brown and Harry Brown; infant sister Edna Brown; great infant granddaughter Shaina Kay.
Mary is survived by her children Paul Martin and Mary Ann Martin both of Cherryville, MO; daughter-in-law Patricia Martin of Cherryville, MO; siblings Linda Helms of Steelville, MO, Leatha Setzer and Allen (Pat) Brown both of Cherryville, MO and Rena (Donald) Jackson of TN; sisters-in-law Lucille Harmon and Martha Martin both of Steelville, MO and Bernieth King of Hillsboro, MO; grandchildren Lisa (Richard) Gillam, Rebecca (Ray) Martin, Sandy Mahurin, Mary Jane McFadden, Michael (Connie) Martin, Kevin (Sarah) Martin and Deborah (Josh) Callahan; great grandchildren Richard Paul (Liz), April (Al), Waylen, Katherine (Dylan), Kaylee, Cody, Kayleb, Andrew Jackson, Jazlynn, Kaylynn, Justin, Chesney and Dwight; great great granddaughter Timber Fawn; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. Funeral Service was at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO with Rev. Donald Mitchell officiating. Burial was at Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, MO.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.