Millie Martin

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 30, 2013

Millie Martin, age 88, of Oneida, Ill. died at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2013 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1925 in Leesville, the daughter of Charles and Hester Anderson Bridges. She was
raised by her father and stepmother, Nancy Olive Glasscock. She attended and graduated valedictorian of Leesville High School in Leesville. She married Claude Irwin Martin on August 23, 1942 in Leesville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13,
Surviving are her children, Claude (Margie) Martin, Jr. of Monmouth, Ill.; Charles A. Martin of Oneida, her primary caregiver for over three years; Carol (Richard) Koll of Wichita, Kansas, and Diana (Byron) Blair of Bloomington, Ill;
six grandchildren, Stacey Martin, Angie Martin, Richard (Gloriana) Koll, Kristin (Jon) Shaver, Matt (Kate Stone) Blair, and Chris (Ashley) Blair; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Ruby.
She was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the farm. They farmed in rural Maquon for over 15 years, then moved to Oneida, Ill. in 1962 to farm until they retired. She was a dedicated member of the Rapatee Church, and Victoria United
Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years. She was honored to have made two trips to the Holy Land in her adult years.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 at the United Methodist Church in Victoria, Ill. Rev.
Theobald officiated. Visitation was held from 10-11:30 a.m., immediately preceding the service at the United Methodist Church in Victoria, Ill. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Victoria United
Methodist Church, Knox County Humane Society, Knox County Red Cross, where she volunteered and was a donor for many years, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois. The family wants to thank all doctors and staff at Cottage Hospital, especially
Drs. Peachey and Katchen, who have all been most compassionate during this difficult time. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through