Lynda Martin

SPRINGFIELD - Lynda Martin, 60, of Springfield, died at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at her home.

Lynda was born December 18, 1951 in Taylorville, the daughter of Marvin and Geneva Phares.

Lynda was employed by the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services and retired

as the Disabilities Coordinator, a position which was created for her. She was known for being strong, optimistic, outgoing, and could light up a room. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching sports - especially watching Brett Favre play.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by two sons, Arik Martin of Los Angeles, CA and Adam Martin of Springfield; father, Marvin Phares of Taylorville; sister, Judy (husband, Larry) Boger of Springfield; one niece, Tami (husband, Charlie) Carver of Dawson.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

The family will host a memorial gathering from 6 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at SouthTower Community Church, 1350 S. Tower Rd, Dawson.