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John Martin

John Nelson Martin, 89, born in Carbondale, Ill., passed away Oct. 25, 2015, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz.

John graduated from SIU and served in the Army Corp during World War II. He and his family lived in Rosewood Heights, Ill., before they moved to Littleton, Colo. Five years ago they moved to Fountain Hills, Ariz., to be near their daughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Belva Martin; and a sister, Marilyn Harrison.

John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bylla, nee Cline, Martin; his children, Steve Martin and Susan Sattari; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Roberta Cottrell of Granite City, Ill., and Janet (Ed) Leonard of Columbia, Ill.

Funeral: No services are planned.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 10, 2016
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