Shirley May Martin(1923 - 2013)

Shirley May Martin, 90

Funeral Services for Shirley May Martin of Lakeview, Arkansas, will be 10:00 am, Friday, July 5, 2013, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dave Mattson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

Shirley passed away June 29, 2013, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 90. She was born January 24, 1923, in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of Leland and Agnes Sebast. Shirley is a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and of Rider College where she majored in business administration and received a degree in accounting. She was a member of Sphnix, national honor society and Sigma Iota Chi sorority. She married Edward Martin on February 15, 1943 at Schenectady, New York and was employed at the General Electric Co. Shirley lived in Lakeview since 1986, moving from Schenectady, NY. She was a member of the Christ by the Lake Lutheran Church. She had a great passion for gardening, quilting and animals. She was a great and great-great grandmother.

Shirley is survived by her grandchildren; Brian Corrigan, of Chicago, IL, Russell Martin, of Gepp, AR, Kevin Martin, of Gassville, AR, Kimberly Martin, of Balston Spa, NY and Patrick Martin, of Little Rock, AR and a special family friend, Patsy Walters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward and son, Curtis.

Burial will be in the Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, AR, with Russell Martin, Kevin Martin, Patrick Martin, Daniel Barker and Gary Heffley as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation,

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at


Published in Baxter Bulletin from July 2 to July 5, 2013