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home : obituaries : obituaries   September 15, 2014

4/29/2014 11:45:00 AM
Benadine Martin
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Benadine E. Martin, 88, of Wyanet died April 27, 2014, in Liberty Village in Princeton.

A funeral Mass will be at 11a.m. Thursday in St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton. The Rev. Jeffery D. Stirniman will officiate. Burial will be at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.  

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the parish hall prior to the funeral service. Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements.

Benadine was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Vernon County, Mo., to Rista and Cora (Worsley) Thompson. She graduated from Bureau Township High School and married Bernard Martin in St. Louis Catholic Church on June, 28, 1944.

Benadine spent the first two years of married life with her husband in the service then raised a loving family on the farm northwest of Wyanet since 1946. She worked on the farm, worked four years at Perry Memorial Hospital and was a Bible Club member for 60 years. She loved playing the piano, playing cards and traveling.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years, Bernard; one daughter, Linda Grimmer of Kansas City; three sons, Jim (Deb Lyle) Martin of Wyanet, Terry Martin and Jeff (Leanne) Martin of Princeton; a daughter-in-law, Diana Martin of Princeton; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Louis Catholic Church.  

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