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Martha Kay Martin

December 8, 1944 August 27, 2019
Martha Kay Martin
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Martha "Marty" Martin, wife of Michael Martin, passed away Tuesday, August 27 during heart surgery. She was born in Peoria, IL to the late Edgar and Elsie Schmoekel Dixon on December 8,1944 and grew up in nearby Washington,IL.

During Mike's odyssey career, she lived in Missouri, Minnesota, California, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky where she always made fast friends, especially among child-rearing neighbors.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in downtown Lexington in the Trailblazer Sunday School Class. As a busy homemaker, she still found time for volunteer activities including Meals on Wheels, God's Pantry and Hospice.

She was a skilled seamstress and needleworker, plus a fabulous cook who was always trying new recipes. Known as the "Bridge Queen" by some of her immediate family, she was a gracious and generous hostess for several chocaholic duplicate bridge groups in both Lexington and Versailles--strictly "social" duplicate bridge.

In addition to Mike, she is survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Kevin) Jarvis, Brentwood,TN: her son Brett Martin, Dallas,TX; her big sister Lila Majdic, Peoria,IL and her precious and precocious grandchildren, Bryce Jarvis(scholar and baseball player at Duke University) and Kennedy Jarvis(Scholar and Finance major at Auburn University).

A memorial service will be held at 11am, Saturday, September 7 in the sanctuary at downtown First United Methodist followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall till approximately 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Wesley Village(Continuing Care Retirement Center) in Wilmore, KY--or to your favorite charity.


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Funeral Service

Saturday

7

Sep

11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 9/7/2019 11:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

200 West High Street
Lexington, KY 40507

First United Methodist Church
200 West High Street Lexington 40507 KY
US

Gathering

Saturday

7

Sep

11:30 AM 9/7/2019 11:30:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

200 West High Street
Lexington, KY 40507

First United Methodist Church
200 West High Street Lexington 40507 KY
US
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