Lillian Marie Martin, 1931 - 2021

  • Lillian Marie Martin, 1931 - 2021
    Lillian Marie Martin, 1931 - 2021

Lillian . Marie Martin, 90, of Sapulpa, passed away on Jan 19, 2021.

Lillian was born on Jan. 17, 1931, at Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Robert and Oda Irvin. As a child she and her siblings worked alongside their parents as migrant orchard workers in Washington and Oregon. They settled at Gypsy and finally Bristow.

Lillian married John Martin January 1949. They raised two sons at Depew before moving to Bristow. Lillian was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years. She held several offices in the

Eastern Star chapters of Depew and later Bristow. Lillian worked a few years at Wal-Mart at Bristow and about 4 years at Gossard garment factory also in Bristow.

Lillian loved to crochet, her favorite home hobby. She made many items with a group of women at Bristow United Methodist Church where she was a member. At church she learned to knit, making prayer shawls for members with serious health conditions. Due to limited vision Lillian had to quit doing crochet but continued knitting since she could see the larger yarn. Lillian enjoyed growing rose bushes, flowering shrubs, and trees in her yard. She had one tomato plant each year that made many of the tomatoes she ate during the summer. Lillian had many friends in the Bristow and Depew area. She always enjoyed visiting on the phone with longtime friends and family. She enjoyed watching many sports on TV and was good at predicting who was going to win. Lillian moved to Hickory Crossing Senior Housing facility at Sapulpa in 2018. She made new friends her age and enjoyed their company going shopping and out to eat.

Lillian was preceded in death by parents Bob and Oda Irvin; husband John Martin; grandson Shawn Martin; granddaughter Myrna Martin; brother Harley Irvin; sister Mary Lou Low; brother Bobby Gene Irvin; and half-brothers Vernon Irvin and Grover Irvin.

Lillian is survived by sons Steve Martin and wife Karen, of Sapulpa, Clyde Martin and wife Brenda, of Depew; grandchildren Clayton Martin and wife Brynn, of Oklahoma City; Phillip Martin and wife Heather, of Edmond; April Martin, of Plano, Texas; Amy Ziegler and husband Nathan, of Glenpool; great grandchildren Rachel Martin, Adam Martin, Zion Wilson, Courtney Saettler, Marie Saettler, Molly Ziegler; Elizabeth Martin, Susannah Martin, Arthur Martin, Kristofer Mckinley, Aeric Creekmore, brothers, Ralph Irvin of Burlington, North Carolina; Leonard Irvin, of Bristow, Dale Irvin of Midwest City and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside serices were held at 2 p.m,. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Oakdale Cemetery near Depew.

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