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Helen Martin

March 8, 1921 — July 20, 2014

HELEN T. MARTIN

Helen T. Martin, age 93, of Kahoka, MO, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, IL. Helen was born on March 8, 1921 in Clark County, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Mitchell Worrell.

She married Wendell Martin on September 9, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1993.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Robert) Sherwood of Macomb, IL and son, Lynn (Linda) Martin of McHenry, IL; five grandchildren, Beth (Jeff) Grandgenett of Niceville, FL, Amy Stillman of Ft. Meyers, FL, Allyson (Michael) Curry of Ipava, IL, Nicole (Wade) Blake of Frisco, TX, and Sharissa (Brandon) Sears of Springview, NE; two step-granddaughters, Diane (Tony) LaGray and Lesa Cvitkovic, both of McHenry, IL; nine great grandchildren, Alexandra and Andrew Grandgenett, Adam and Emma Curry, Makenzie, Gage, and Avarie Blake, and Tinsley and Luxyn Sears; five step great grandchildren, Timothy and Thomas LaGray, Racquel Smith, and Farrah and Brooklynn Cvitkovic; one step great-great grandson, Wyatt Leibach; a brother, Donald Worrell of Kahoka, and sister-in-law, Winona (Gerald) Dorsey of Bowling Green, MO.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one brother, Roland Worrell.

Helen was a graduate of Revere High School. Following their marriage, Helen and Wendell moved to Michigan for six years, returning to Clark County, Missouri where they farmed until retirement. They retired to Fairfield Bay, AR until Wendell's death, and then Helen returned to Kahoka in 1998.

Helen was a faithful and dedicated member of the Kahoka Christian Church. She was active in CWF, the 50/50 class and served as Deaconess. She enjoyed singing in the choir until recent years. Helen took special pride in her gardening. Her flowers were her passion, especially her pink petunias and zinnias. Sewing was another hobby. She was involved in all the farming activities. She also enjoyed cooking and hosting which ranged from picnics on the river bank to dinners for farm hands in the field, to receptions in the area, and state functions.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Kahoka Christian Church with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Interment was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kahoka Christian Church or the Kahoka Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home.

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