Ocie A. Martin|
April 4, 1919-Nov. 15, 2013
Ocie A. Martin, age 94, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Mt. Pleasant. Ocie was born the daughter of Charles M. and Almeda Mae (Dysinger) Fitzpatrick on April 4, 1919 in Clare. She was united in marriage to Harold Martin on January 13, 1946 in Beal City, with him predeceasing her on March 15, 1998. Ocie had worked as a CNA at both Central Michigan Community Hospital as well as the Clare Nursing Home. She had moved from Clare to Beal City in 1973. Ocie was an active member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and the St. Cecilia Ladies Guild. Ocie's life centered on caring for the Elderly and Infirm; she was a caregiver her entire life.
Ocie is survived by her son, John of Mecosta; and daughter Dortha Ann (Norm Coney) Recker of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; and many great and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant son; her son Steve; a granddaughter and grandson; as well as her brother Clarence, and sister Sarah Heng.
Services will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Rev. Prentice A. Tipton, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either Heartland Hospice or to the family to distribute C/O Dortha Recker. Online condolences
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 17, 2013