Tahlequah Daily Press


May 13, 2013

Marie Warren Martin

TAHLEQUAH — Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Peggs Community Church in Peggs, with Rev. Rex Hendricks officiating. Viewing will be held at Hart Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Services were entrusted to the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Please sign our online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Marie Warren Martin went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 9, 2013, with her family by her side at the age of 92 years and six days. Marie was born May 3, 1921, in Peggs, to William and Sara Ellen (Warren) Rice. She married Guy Olen Martin on March 21, 1940, and they made their home in Tahlequah, with one child Mac. W. Martin.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, parents and four brothers: Rev. Renus Warren, Earl Warren, Clarence Warren and Archie Warren; and seven sisters, Cora Hendrickson, Dennie Lyons, Willie Stevens, Ruby Jaroskie, Effie Patton, Norma Hyatt and Gladys Warren.

She is survived by son, Mac W. and wife Alisha Martin of Tahlequah; grandchildren, Salena and Devin Gordon of Hulbert, Chasidy McClelland of Watts, ReAnna and Mike White of Coweta, Mac W. Martin II of Adair, and Sasha and Jarrell (Martin) Jackson of Big Cabin; eight great-grandchildren, Zeke Martin and D’arcy McClelland of Watts, Lane, Ralphie and Gracie Gordon of Hulbert, Ava, Josslyn, Cecilee, Hallie (Martin) Jackson of Big Cabin and Luke White of Coweta.

Marie, who was known to many as Nanny Martin, was a homemaker. She spent many of her later years making beautiful quilts. She met many people and wonderful friends through her quilting. She loved to cook, biscuits and chocolate gravy, peach cobbler and the family favorite, chicken and dumplings. She was a woman of strong faith and attended the Peggs Community Church. Marie and her husband Guy loved to spend time with family and friends. Marie worked hard to provide for the home. Her son, Mac, was her pride and joy. She was always bragging on him to everyone. He also adored her and learned everything he could from her. Just ask him to make you a quilt, I’ll bet you he could.

Marie also shared a special bond with her grandchildren. For each of her granddaughters learned much of her talents while her grandson was as perfect to her as her son. Though time had started catching up with her, in her later years, she found much joy in her many great-grandchildren. Marie was a woman of words. Truth was the right way to go. She was the strongest woman her family knew. She survived many things, including breast cancer, a heart attack and battled congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s.

She has let go of her fight and has left us to be with her loved ones in heaven. She is truly loved and will be missed by many.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.

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