Mary B. Martin, 85 of Nappanee, died surrounded by her three children at 8:31 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.
Mary was born on June 8, 1935 in Seagraves, Texas, to Revada and Paula (Mangum) Helton. She married Ralph I. Martin on Nov. 24, 1960 in Amarillo, Texas. He preceded in death on March 27, 1990.
Mrs. Martin has lived in the Nappanee, area since moving from Texas in 1987. She worked in the healthcare industry at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo and at LuAnn Nursing Home in Nappanee.
Mrs. Martin was a member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church on Fir Road in Mishawaka. She was an avid reader and often read her Bible. She is remembered as a very sweet and soft-spoken lady who loved to give of herself and her time.
Mrs. Martin is survived by son Revada “Charles” Martin of Nappanee; son Richard I. Martin of Middletown; daughter Paula Leigh of Middletown; three granddaughters Kirby D. Martin and Daphnie S. Martin both of Amarillo, Texas, and Sara (Matt) Fitch of Middletown; four great grandchildren Christian Joe Lee Wilson of Amarillo, Texas and Stormie Zara Fitch, Keaghun James Fitch and Emersyn Nickole Fitch all of Middletown; step-daughter Tina (Todd) Stutzman of Nappanee; step-son David Martin of Waverly, Tenn.; six step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; sister Nancy “Sue” (Roger) Carnley of Kenedy, Texas; sister Shirley Ann Olsen of Kenedy, Texas and brother Jakie “Bob” (Barbara) Helton of Amarillo, Texas.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson Nicholas A. Parrish; a great granddaughter Ashtyn Hope Wilson; sisters Pauline Fritts, Fannie “Louise” Helton, Neuva “Yuvonne” Barnes, Barbara J. Woods and Martha Helton.
Visitation will take place at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee, from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, July 17, with funeral service starting at 4 p.m.. Brother Kenneth Alkire will officiate with burial at Union Center Cemetery in Nappanee, IN. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.