Wayne Martin 1932-2019

Wayne Martin 1932-2019

Wayne A. Martin, 87, Topeka, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

He was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Logan, Okla., the son of Russell A. and Ocie A. Luck Martin. He had lived in the Havensville area until 1950 and in Topeka since 1956.

Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at Ed Marling’s in warehouse and delivery and later for Highland Park Barber Shop from 1962 to 1973 with his brother Dwayne. He retired from USD 501 in 1983, working in warehouse and delivery.

He was a member of Southern Hills Mennonite Church in Topeka.

He married Betty J. Krehbiel on July 20, 1969, in Topeka. She died Sept. 13, 2003. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Opal Nicholas, Maxine Reid and Sarah Elmore.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Martin and wife Suzanne, Louisville, Ky., and Greg W. Martin and wife Suzannah, Topeka; three sisters, Fern Neal, Marlo, Okla., Josie Jackson, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Carol Kuehl, Manhattan; three brothers, Dwayne Martin, Topeka, Lloyd Martin, Silver Lake, and Bob Martin, Wichita; and two granddaughters, Lillie and Molly Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Hill Mennonite Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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