Ila Martin 1928-2019
Ila Mae Martin, 90, of Topeka, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Plaza West Care Center in Topeka.
She was born May 22, 1928, at Avoca in Jackson County, the daughter of Lloyd and Sarah Bostwick Bowser. She graduated from Soldier High School in 1946.
Mrs. Martin had worked at American Bindery in Topeka and in the kitchen at Tecumseh North School.
She was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Topeka.
She married Paul Martin Jr. on Oct. 31, 1948, at Valley Falls. He died April 9, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald Dean Martin, who died in a car accident in 1954; and a brother, Clifford Bowser.
Survivors include a son, David Martin, Topeka; two brothers, Bob Bowser and wife Eva, Holton, and Larry Bowser and wife Alice, Meriden; two sisters, Edna Starr, Topeka, and Barbara Amos, Olathe; a granddaughter, Paula Park; and a great-granddaughter, Averie Park.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Private burial will be held in Holton Cemetery. The casket will remain closed.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Baptist Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.