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Obituaries

Obituaries

Frances G. Martin 1917 - 2007 Atchison

Atchison - Funeral services for Frances G. Martin, 89, Atchison, will be at 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church in Atchison with the Rev. Eduardo Bousson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Atchison.Mrs. Martin died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Atchison Medicalodge.She was born Oct. 29, 1917, the daughter of Herbert A. and Clara B. Allen Nicholson. She graduated from high school in Independence, Kan. She moved to Atchison from Tulsa, Okla., 49 years ago.Mrs. Martin was a member of United Methodist Church, Miriam Circle, the church Outreach and Lunch Bunch and Atchison Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a blood bank volunteer and a Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America leader. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, bowling, letter writing, card games and watching sports, including Royals baseball and Kansas University basketball.She married Vernon G. Martin on Aug. 5, 1939, in Independence, Kan. He died May 26, 2000. Mrs. Martin also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Judy Takai; and a sister, Rosalind Harris.Survivors include three sons, William R. Martin and wife Linda, Columbia, Md., Robert H. Martin and wife Anna, Atchison, and Gary A. Martin and wife Mary Ann, Lawrence; a sister, Mabel Parker, Farmington, N.M.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or the church. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.beckerdyer.com">www.beckerdyer.com</a>.Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison is in charge of arrangements.