Obituary: Ellen Lee Martin, 97, of Hannibal

Ellen Martin
Posted: Sep. 1, 2019 7:13 pm

Ellen Lee Martin, 97, of Hannibal, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Pastor Tom Day will officiate.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Ellen was born on Oct. 4, 1921, in Center, to Melvin and Mary Fletcher Kisor.

She was married to Forrest "Hobby" Martin on April 5, 1940, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death in 1967.

Ellen is survived by her son, Donald Lee Martin (Sharon) of Hannibal; two grandchildren, Phillip Neal Martin Sr. (Stacy) and Darren W. Martin (Bobby); six great-grandchildren, Phillip Neal Martin Jr. (Linda), Brandon Martin, Presley Martin, Austin Martin, Gracie Martin amd Abby Martin; two great-great-grandchildren, Phillip Neal Martin III and Jaynee Martin; two sisters-in-law, Ferol Kisor of Palmyra and Jean Kisor of Keokuk, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Epperson and Geraldine Hill; three brothers, Howard Kisor, Melvin Kisor and William Kisor; and one great-granddaughter, Miranda Martin.

Ellen previously worked at Bluff City Shoe Factory, St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Rival Manufacturing.  She later retired from the Hannibal School District where she had worked in food service for the district.

Ellen loved being a homemaker and she took great pride in the way she took care of her home. She loved to cook for her family and she was an excellent baker. Ellen's pride and joy were her family, especially her grandchildren, she loved to spend time with them whenever she could.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

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