Obituaries

Obituaries

Ramona M. Martinez 1915 - 2007 Lawrence

Mass of Christian Burial for Ramona M. Martinez, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.Mrs. Martinez died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1915, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Leonardo and Maria Lerma Mata. Mrs. Martinez became a homemaker after she moved to Lawrence in 1985. She also raised her granddaughter, Kathy Carpenter.She married Andres Martinez on Sept. 5, 1933, in Ottawa. He died in 1982.Mrs. Martinez was also preceded in death by a stepson, Santiago Martinez, and a stepdaughter, Lucia Godinez.Survivors include three daughters, Mary Knox, Anchorage, Alaska, and Ruth Romero and Susie Bermudez, both of Lawrence; three sons, Andrew Martinez, Lawrence, Frank Martinez, Spring Hill, and Johnny Martinez, Michigan City, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Cecilia Reyes, Garnett: a stepbrother, Frank Mata, Omaha, Neb.; and 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Martinez.