Mary Fleeman Martin, 82, of Conway, formerly of Blytheville, Ark, passed away Wednesday at Salem Place Nursing Home & Rehabilitation.
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She was born around Manila on Feb. 1, 1931, to her parents John and Nora Fleeman.
Mrs. Martin was a member of Church of Christ at Main and 13th, Blytheville, where she attended faithfully every Sunday until her health declined.
She was a graduate of Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, Ark. She was a school teacher and retired after 30 years of teaching elementary school, 2nd grade, in Blytheville. According to her children, she was a great cook and lovingly took care of her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde William Martin; her parents, John and Nora Fleeman; three sisters: Secil Jolliff, Glenda Turnbow, Jewel McCulloch; six brothers: Odell Fleeman, Olan Fleeman, Elton Fleeman, Alonzo Fleeman, Bob Fleeman, and Layton Fleeman.
She is survived by her son, Brent (Laura) Martin, of Blytheville; her daughter, Risa (Mark) Evans, of Conway; five grandchildren: Steven (Jennifer) Hyatt, Jr., Susan Hyatt (Chris) Beverly, and Shawn Hyatt (Matthew) Rateliff, all of Conway, and Sarah Martin and Hannah Martin of Blytheville; three great-grandchildren and two on the way; and one sister, Bessie Fleeman Wilbanks of Flint, Mich.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Manila Cemetery, Manila, Ark., with Dr. Tommy J. Carney officiating.
Carney Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge of arrangements.
Donations can be made to Arkansas
Condolences may be offered at www.carneyfuneralhome.com.
Carney Funeral Home & Cemetery
1501 Byrum Rd Blytheville, AR 72316
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from May 15 to May 22, 2013