Marilyn J. Martin

Funeral services for Marilyn J. Martin, 84, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at her home.

Marilyn was born on August 14, 1934 in Caney, KS the daughter of Fred D. and Beulah C. (Moorehead) Mills.

She graduated from Carey High School and attended Baker University in 1956 where she earned her BA and earned her Master’s from the University of Kansas in 1964.

She was an elementary school teacher for Baldwin City USD 348, Horton USD 347, and Lawrence USD 497 for a combined 35 years until she retired in 1991.

She was a member of the Mount Oread Aerie #309 Fraternal Order of Eagles, Douglas County Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

She married Robert Chalmer Martin on December 26, 1954 in Caney, KS. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2006.

Survivors include her two daughters, Lesa Tidd (Terry), Lawrence, Deborah Trickey, Muskogee, OK; five grandchildren, Alisha Trickey (Brian Phelps), Cole Trickey, Seth Trickey, Heather Berthelsen (Jacob), Kirsten Tidd; nine great grandchildren, Elijha, Joseph, Noah, Roman, Cloey, Leah, Kate, Oliver, Avery; and brother, Rex Mills (Diane), Caney, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Melba Labadie.

The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

13 Condolences

  1. Linda Motter on February 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Lisa, I am so Sorry about your Mother, I have you in my prayers

  2. Naomi Rogers Young Marsh on February 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I went to High School with Marilyn. We always had a lot of fun. I havent seen her for years but always thought of her fondly.

  3. Gail Henneberger on February 18, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Debbie, I’m so sorry. These times are hard. Being grounded in faith is the only way to make it through. Tell the kids for me, I’m sorry for their loss.

  4. Sarah on February 18, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Lesa, praying for comfort and peace at this time. May you and guy your family find comfort in the beautiful memories she shared with you. Au Yeongs

  5. Nickie & Eustacio Camargo on February 18, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Such a sweet soul Rest In Peace Aunt Marilyn. I will miss our talks and your caring heart. Lesa (Terry), Debbie and kids our hearts go out to you all.
    Eustacio and Nickie Camargo

  6. Susie Richardson on February 19, 2019 at 7:29 am


    I’m sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an angel. Prayers for you and your family

    Susie Mounts Richardson

  7. Liz Hall on February 19, 2019 at 8:05 am

    RIP with the ‘ANGELS’ she is the best of the best when it came to teaching. You will truly be missed

  8. Patricia Lechtenberg on February 19, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Marilyn was a delightful partner at the bridge table and a good-natured lady. I’m sorry for your loss but grateful I knew her.
    Pat Lechtenberg

  9. Judy george on February 19, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Lisa and Terry,
    I am so sorry. It’s so difficult to give up a parent. Your good memories will become precious as you move through your grief. Bless you and your family.
    Judy George

  10. Terry Kramer on February 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.
    Terry Kramer

  11. Teresa Drake on February 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Marilyn was such an inspiration and I know she was your rock. I am sure you will draw comfort in knowing she is now with Chalmer. May the Lord hold you and your children in his comforting arms during this time of grieving.

  12. Bernie West on February 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I taught with Marilyn at Wakarusa Valley in Lawrence for several years before her retirement. We all taped quarters in her retirement cards so she could play the slots! Loved seeing all the names of her grandchildren and greats. I’m sure she was deeply loved by them.

  13. Marlene Ebeling on February 20, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Marlene Ebeling
    Lesa, I was so sorry to hear about your the loss of your mother. I taught with her at East Heights school and during that time you and my daughter Marge Novotny went to the same babysitter–Mrs. Cherry. We also belonged to KAPPA together and she recently came to one of our meetings. We all all miss her . She was a special friend.

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