Donald Martin

Memorial services for Donald Eugene Martin, 84, Lawrence, will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2013 at First United Methodist Church.  He died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at his home.

Donald was born on September 17, 1928 in Vassar, KS the son of Ralph R. and Anna (Oest) Martin.

He served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War.

He was a business teacher and coach at Osawatomie High School.  He then was a Principal and Superintendent at Peabody High School.  He retired in 1991 from Wellsville High School as Superintendent.

He was a member of the First United Methodist and the American Legion – Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 in Lawrence.

Donald married Eileen L. Morris on November 28, 1962 in Yates Center, KS.  She survives of the home. 

Other survivors include two daughters, Jeanne E .(Ronald)  Morrison, Louisville, KY, Carol A. (Steven) Woods, Longmont, CO; two sons, Stanley R. (Jean) Martin, Perry, KS, Michael S. (Sheri) Martin, Lawrence; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Naida J. Butterfield, Greeley, CO; and one brother Loren D. (Nannette) Martin, Emporia, KS.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dianna L. Martin.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Boys and Girls State through the American Legion and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Jeanne Morrison on February 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

    We will miss you daddy. I’m so glad you are safe in the arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  2. Debbie Spangler Johnson on February 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    The years fly by without thinking about this person or that person. But when I do think about someone who had a special influence in my life, I smile. Mr. Don Martin was an incredible man with an incredible family. Thank you for the smiles and fond memories of long ago. Respectfully, Debbie Spangler Johnson (Peabody-Burns Class of 1973)

  3. Von and Jerre Lauer on February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Always enjoyed the golf at KASA summer conferences with Don, Charlie Mansfield and George Brown. He was a great guy and fun to be around.

    Von Lauer
    Sabetha Superintendent

  4. George Brown on February 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I knew Don as a great administrator, very fair. I knew him better as a mentor and a friend. He did not judge, was always fair, and always was on top of his game. I will miss him.

  5. Charlie Mansfield on February 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I knew Don as a fellow administrator, friend and poker player. Always fun to be around and though haven’t been in touch recently always remember the good times.
    Charlie Mansfield

  6. Paula Martinez Harris on February 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for your family. He was a good and fair man and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you Carol and your entire family.

  7. The Johnson's on February 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    We had all hoped to get to the visitation or funeral, but circumstances are preventing us from doing so. Know that we hold you close in our hearts and we’ll be in touch soon.

    Kenny, Marilyn, Gary, Marian

  8. Brenda Hague on February 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. We have so many memories of the good times in Peabody.

  9. Rex Tedrow on February 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I am sorry to hear that Don has passed away. I and many others enjoyed Don’s company at coffee. He loved his family most of all. I especially enjoyed coffee when members of his family also came with him. Don and his family always respected everyone he met and if I could describe him and his family with one word it would be “class”.

  10. Susan neufels Corona on March 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Martin’s passing. I will always remember the good times I had with my good friend Jeanne at her house. My thoughts and prayers to you Jeanne and your family.

    Susan Neufels Corona

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