Betty L. Martin

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Betty L. Martin

Betty L. Martin, 75, Bolivar, Missouri, died February 24 in the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Kansas City, Kansas. She fought a courageous battle with lung cancer that lasted for more than two years. Betty was born in Cole Camp, Missouri and was a lifelong Missouri resident. She spent most of her career in the promotion business working for various companies throughout the Missouri area. The last 17 years of her career were spent as an account representative for Yates Promotions, Springfield, Missouri. Betty loved gardening and spent much of her free time beautifying her yard. She was a longtime member of the Polk County Master Gardeners association in Bolivar. To commemorate her life, the organization will be planting a tree in her memory. Another of Betty's passions was painting. She took art classes during her life and loved to dabble in landscape and nature painting. Betty enjoyed nature and spent a great deal of time outdoors fishing, mushroom hunting and taking nature walks. She showed her support for breast cancer research by participating in a number of fund raising walks. She also loved spending time with her cats.

Preceding her in death was her daughter, Tina D. Nevels, Odessa, Missouri, who died in 2008.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce & JoAnn Martin, Kansas City, Kansas; and an aunt, Nellie Dickerson, Sedalia, Missouri.

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10 in Crown Hill Cemetery, 830 North Engineer Sedalia, Missouri 65301.

Memorial arrangements are being made by Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Polk County Master Gardeners, In Memory of Betty Martin, 3678 South 129 Road, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 1, 2012
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