Marian S. Martin Urbana Marian S. Martin (Mrs. Ross J. Martin) 94, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab, Savoy, IL. Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced. Mrs. Martin was born on July 8, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in Lansing Michigan, the daughter of James Harvey and Norma Allen Shepherd. She married Ross J. Martin on August 17, 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross J. Martin, and her sister Nancy Giltner Winfield. Survivors include one son, Stuart Martin of Urbana, Illinois; one daughter, Nancy Martin Bailey (Royer) of Kalamazoo, Michigan; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Martin graduated from Michigan State University in 1941 with a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Throughout her long life of service in the community and in the world, Mrs. Martin was a member of, among other organizations: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church and church Altar Guild; Alpha Phi Social Sorority; League of Women Voters of Champaign County; life member of University of Illinois University Club and Urbana Golf and Country Club; Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation; The Nature Conservancy; Social Science Club; Thirty Club; The Ridges Sanctuary. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Ridges Sanctuary 8270 Wisconsin Route 57 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. (920) 839-2802
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Oct. 7, 2013