Clara Martin

January 19, 2010

Clara Bell Martin 92, Frankfort, ied at 5 p.m. January 19, 2010 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 19, 1917 in Monticello, KY to Robert & Polly Ann (Gibson) Carrender. She married Elza Martin On April 18, 1936 and he died in 1970. Mrs. Martin moved to Frankfort about 60 years ago and worked at Jules Simon, Ziebarth Nursing Home in Michigantown and Beisel Nursing Home in Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

6 Daughters: Mildred Smith of Jefferson, Christine Snyder of Forest, Lou Sellers of Kentucky, Peggy Day of Frankfort, Gloria Clinger of Frankfort, Ruth Mathews of Lafayette 2 Sons: Junior Martin of Frankfort and Tony Martin of Frankfort Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by daughter, Ilene White and 2 sons, Ed Martin and Donnie Martin


7 Condolences for “Clara Martin”

  1. Kim [Morris] Timmerman January 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Not only was Clara a great grandmother to my nephew and niece, Tony and Misty, she was a great woman who was there for anyone who came into her life. Whenever I went to the house to see kids I was always greeted with a hug and a smile, offered a meal or a drink, a place to spend the night since i was out of town…She always made me feel like one of her own…we spent many hours setting out on her porch just chatting….I know she will be greatly missed. With that know that I will be thinking of you all and send my sympathy. Sincerely, Aunt Kim

  2. Michael and Francine Jaggers January 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    To Tony and Family, so very sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Tony Martin January 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

    We will always remember you and you will always be in our hearts. Thank you for everything you gave me, and everybody around you. Forever loved by your boy “little Tony”

  4. Tracy Dillon January 22, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I just wanted to let the Martin family know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Grandma Martin took care of me when I was little, and there are times I will never forget. All of us kids would be in her yard from sun up to sundown, riding our bikes, playing on the front porch, or playing in the bushes near the alley! I will always remember her swing on the front porch, and making me strawberry cheesecake, my favorite! She was good to me and my mother (Darlene) and I appreciate all the time I spent with her.
    With Love,

  5. Bill & Robin Hinders January 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Midge and Christine,
    We are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill and Robin

  6. Norma (Morris)Cochran January 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Clara will be greatly missed by so many. Her house was always open to friends as well as friends friends. She always greeted us all with a smile and a hug and wanted to hear all about your life. I can’t remember a single time that I saw her mad but with all those kids I’m sure there was days she was. My condolences to all the family. She lived a long and lovely life.

  7. Laurie Letsch January 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Our heart goes out to the Martin family, especially Tony and Michelle and family, Clara was such a special woman. I know she will be missed by all.

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