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George Martin

June 30, 1920 — July 16, 2019


George T. Martin age 99, of Kahoka, formerly of Wyaconda, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.

George was born June 30, 1920 in Chicago, IL, a son of John Adam and Dena Koehler Martin.

On July 19, 1941 he was united in marriage to Hazel R. Hicks in Ventura, CA. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2013.

Survivors include three sons: John (Thelma) Martin of Paloma, IL, Charles (Sandi) Martin of Louisville, KY, and Steve (Patty) Martin of Trenton, MO; twelve grandchildren:

Jeffrey (Angel) Martin of Springfield, IL, Michael Martin of Lincoln, ND, Matthew (Lindsey) Martin of Sanford, NC, Rebecca (Ed) VanderJagt of Waterloo, IA, Chris Martin of Buffalo Prairie, IL, Channing (Josh) Baker of Oklahoma City, OK, Chessney (Jason) Wright of Oklahoma City, OK, Seth Martin and Remi Bernardo of Denver, CO, Chellssa (Andrew) Jones of Louisville, KY, Chauncey (Aaron) Evers of Louisville, KY, Jenny Martin of Chesterfield, MO and Jeremy Martin and Wendy Holtel of Marceline, MO; twenty-two great grandchildren: Carissa, Luke, Hannah, Jason and Gabriela Martin of Lincoln, ND, Kyra and Liam Martin of Sanford, NC, Adrianna and Logan Riddle, Kaitlyn Moss and Isabella, Lexie, Megan and Devin Baker of Oklahoma City, OK, Jordan and Eden Wright of Oklahoma City, OK, Darius VanderJagt of Waterloo, IA, Valorie, Ethan and Owen Evers of Louisville, KY, and Devon and John Holtel of Marceline, MO; a sister, Ruth Wittmer of Springfield, MO; sister-in-law, Maxine Martin of Washington, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three grandchildren: Chad and Dane Martin and Katrina Ingold; and three brothers: Robert, Paul and Joe Martin.

George graduated from Kahoka High School in 1936 and attended Kirksville State Teacher’s College for a year. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad in Fort Madison prior to entering the U. S. Navy. Following his discharge he worked for Douglas Aircraft in Los Angeles, CA until transferring to their Tulsa, OK location. Hazel was left a farm near Gorin so they returned to Missouri to farm and eventually bought their present farm in Clark County, MO in 1950 and in addition became a rural mail carrier for 27 years.

George was an intelligent and enterprising man. He was a member of the Southeast Iowa Gas Engine Club, IAILMO Tin Lizzie Club, and a contributor and exhibitor at Midwest Old Threshers and had exhibited antique gas engines which he had restored at many local events over several decades. He moved the old Wyaconda depot to his farm piece by piece and stored his engines and enjoyed showing them to everyone.

He cut down 27 different variety of trees and made a beautiful mantel and hardwood floors in his home he and Hazel were so proud of. He also collected Indian relics and artifacts and model railroads. Additional memberships included the Herman Blum Post # 192 of the American Legion and Ayer-Boatman Post # 4342, V.F.W. both of Kahoka.

He and Hazel loved to travel all throughout the U.S. as well as most of the Canadian provinces. They also loved to travel internationally and on railroad excursions in various parts of the U.S.

He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ as a child and returned to his roots following the closing of the Wyaconda Methodist Church.

Funeral services and military rites were held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Dixie Laube officiating.

Burial followed in the Wyaconda Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul United Church of Christ or the Clark Co. Nursing Home Activity Fund.

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Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m.


Sunday, July 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, July 22, 2019
2:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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